Kappenabzeichen on postcards

IR 43 flag

The 43rd infantry regiment was part of the 17th division, which was commanded by Archduke Joseph as part of the VII. corps during the most difficult period of the war on the Italian front. Between 1915 and 1917, they participated in repelling all Italian attacks (11 in total) launched on the Karst. It was one of the regiments that suffered the greatest blood loss. Most of its crew were of Romanian nationality, from the south-eastern part of Banat and the county of Krassó-Szörény. The regiment command was located in Karánsebes, and most of the battalions were located in Fehértemplom.

The idea behind this post is related to the flag. The regiment had a lapel colored flag Kappenabzeichen. There was also a letter seal that displayed the regimental flag. As an addition, we can see the stamp of the regiment’s machine gun company on a field correspondence card.

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