Unknown soldier-unknown army photo

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Unknown soldier-unknown army photo

Post by Obergrenadier » Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:32 am

Hi, if anyone could help me and say in which army served this soldier? Maybe if someone can say that by his uniform. Its from Croatia, which was part of Austrian-Unagarian Monarchy. Maybe is even older photo, but i dont heave any more informatin about it. Does he have rank?
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Re: Unknown soldier-unknown army photo

Post by Henrik Andersson » Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:38 am

I think he i is a infantery soldier. He have bajonnet not sable and shoes not boots. And i think he is a private.

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Re: Unknown soldier-unknown army photo

Post by Obergrenadier » Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:31 am

Henrik Andersson wrote:I think he i is a infantery soldier. He have bajonnet not sable and shoes not boots. And i think he is a private.
It could be. Does belt maybe says something which army was he? Is it austrian?

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Re: Unknown soldier-unknown army photo

Post by Henrik Andersson » Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:55 am

I think he is in the Austrian army. But look at his belt. Perhapse the beltbucket is the answer?

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Re: Unknown soldier-unknown army photo

Post by Obergrenadier » Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:33 pm

Yea, if someone knows something about beltbucket.

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Re: Unknown soldier-unknown army photo

Post by Pirx » Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:17 am

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My vote: Russian army private (late uniform)
Belt with two-head eagle? look at collar, boots.
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Re: Unknown soldier-unknown army photo

Post by laurence strong » Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:53 pm

I would be inclined to say that it's Austo Hungarian

http://www.germanmilitaria.com/OtherNat ... 48361.html

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Re: Unknown soldier-unknown army photo

Post by pak » Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:56 am

laurence strong wrote:I would be inclined to say that it's Austo Hungarian

http://www.germanmilitaria.com/OtherNat ... 48361.html
I agree.
See also flaps on the pockets of the tunic, the same shape: http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-uni ... ustria.htm
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Re: Unknown soldier-unknown army photo

Post by Obergrenadier » Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:24 am

I also belive it's Austrian (Croatia wos part of Dual monarchy, so I hardly suspect it is russian)

By the way, is this german WW" belt bucket? I dont se the shape vey good, but it could be?
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Re: Unknown soldier-unknown army photo

Post by pak » Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:55 am

Obergrenadier wrote:I also belive it's Austrian (Croatia wos part of Dual monarchy, so I hardly suspect it is russian)

By the way, is this german WW" belt bucket? I dont se the shape vey good, but it could be?
It certainly could; the eagle is exactly like the WH one. It could of course be an eagle for some of the more obscure nazi organizations, but I'd say it most probably is a WH WW2 buckle.
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Re: Unknown soldier-unknown army photo

Post by charlieboy » Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:35 pm

the german buckle does it not say gott mitts uns on it
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