Paul Sanders: Author of "Imperial German Hussars 1880-1910"

Khukri

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:cool:Reims! Yes I saw it written as Rheims!
Fancy new display: but messed up! Going through my stack of pics.
 

coert65

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I visited Fort de la Pompelle in 1991, when me and my French girlfried were en route to the south of France for our holiday's.
We drove right past it, because when we went on holiday, we never used the highway's there. Far better driving along the route nationales,
you see much more of the country, and, most of all, the voyage is part of your holiday.
The museum in the fort did look a lot different then.

Regards, Coert.
 

Khukri

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I visited Fort de la Pompelle in 1991, when me and my French girlfried were en route to the south of France for our holiday's.
We drove right past it, because when we went on holiday, we never used the highway's there. Far better driving along the route nationales,
you see much more of the country, and, most of all, the voyage is part of your holiday.
The museum in the fort did look a lot different then.

Regards, Coert.
Indeed. I remember when my friends and I stopped at the Routiers Tabac for a snack. All breadcrumbs on the table. No prob. The Lady of the House whiped the table clean in one swift move of the arm. That was part of the holliday experience I guess. The long drive South.
 

pickelhauben

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Hey Marty,
Thanks for sharing those pictures .
There has been some debate of the JZP style Wurt helmet in the second picture and there it is !
 

Khukri

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Hey Marty,
Thanks for sharing those pictures .
There has been some debate of the JZP style Wurt helmet in the second picture and there it is !
Stabs-Ordonnanzen XIII Armee Korps: metal Jäger zu Pferde helmet with the Württemberg tombac Wappen.
-It's in the J-L Larcade "Book of Books" Volume II. Pages 136 and 137.
-A translation of that chapter:

Stabs Ordonnanzen:

up to 22 July 1852 these riders wear (on secondment from the Kav Regtr) their organic uniform. Then they will take the helmet of the Armee Gendarmen. Until May 1900 they'll adopt the successive models of Kü helmets. AKO dd 11 may 1900: they receive a similar uniform and a helmet identical to the J z Pf (1897). For the Abteilung of the Garde: helmet worn by the Meldereiter of the Garde since 30 March 1895. 31 March 1897: this Meldereiter become Garde J z Pf. For the Abteilungen "Stabs Ordonnanzen" of the other AK: helmet Mod 1897 for the Linien J z PF. During World War I, in 1915 -AKO dd 21 September-, the uniform and the helmet for the Stabs Ordonnanzen are abolished.

Stabs Ordonnanzen; other States:

1914:
five other German States have Stabs Ordonnanzen Abteilungen (Detachments):

-Bayern: Kav helmet Mod 1896 with all the fittings in brass. Black HB. Abolished: 31 March 1916

-Sachsen: leather PH with brass fittings of the Pr Dragoner. Wappen: standard Saxony: coat-of-arms in Neusilber on brass star. Abolished: 09 Nov 1915

-Württemberg: metal Prussian Stabs Ordonnanzen helmet with the Württemberg Helmwappen in tombac. Abolished: 10 October 1915

-Mecklemburg-Schwerin: metal Pr Stabs Ordonnanzen helmet. The Wappen is composed of an oval Sun in tombac with the coat-of-arms in nickel silver. Abolished: 21 sep 1915

-Grossherzogtum Hessen-Darmstadt: metal Pr Stabs Ordonnanzen helmet. Wappen: standard for Hessen in tombac Wappen. Abolished: 21 Sep 1915

This special headgear will all be abolished in the course of WW I.
 
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Khukri

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I visited Fort de la Pompelle in 1991, when me and my French girlfried were en route to the south of France for our holiday's.
We drove right past it, because when we went on holiday, we never used the highway's there. Far better driving along the route nationales,
you see much more of the country, and, most of all, the voyage is part of your holiday.
The museum in the fort did look a lot different then.

Regards, Coert.
You taught the French girlfriend some history???;):cool:
 

coert65

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You taught the French girlfriend some history???;):cool:
No, she was born in Raumbeaucourt, which is very close to where WW1 was fought, and where in 1918 some action being fought there.
Her parents even found unexploded artillerie shells in their garden. So she, like many people in France, already knew the history.
 
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