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Cossacks question

Post by Sapper44 » Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:08 pm

Were all cossack units mounted or did some fight as regular infantry?

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Post by Abel Ravasz » Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:30 pm

The cossack armies also had their infantry. These units were dubbed "plastun".

For example, the Kosaken-Kavallerie-Korps formed a Plastun Brigade/Division of two regiments.

Plastun units were also formed by the Kazachij Stan (Kosakenlager).

This topic has recently been discussed at "another history forum", do a forum search for plastun there to find some relevant data.


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Post by Helmut Von Moltke » Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:46 am

Cossacks of course had headgear, but then what did these Wehrmacht Cossack infantrymen wear as headgear then?

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Post by phylo_roadking » Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:57 pm

Always seen them in pictures - as prisoners fater Normandy admittedly -wearing normal "peacutter" forage caps rather than the peaked late war type. I suppose normal stahlheim in combat?


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