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Men at arms

2nd Army

Cap badges gradually became fashionable from early 1915. At first, the main role was played by propaganda badges. These were ...
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12th Ulan Regiment, Custozza

There was no talk of Ulan’s, much less of Ulan’s in Hungary. The cavalry recruited in the territory of the ...
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1st Army

The insignia of the armies are the pieces made in the largest number of copies. They brought the manufacturer a ...
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1st Corps

This is not a standard post because it is about a barely existing badge. In our wear photo, an unknown ...
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1st Honvéd IR Budapest

It was one of the regiments of the famous 20th Honvéd Infantry Division, part of the VII. Corps. This division ...
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51st division assault troop

The 51st Division was set up by the Monarchy in the winter of 1914-15. The staff included replacements for the ...
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40th honvéd infantry division

This division included the 6th, 19th, 29th and 30th honvéd infantry regiments, which received crews from the central areas of ...
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Zita hussars

In 1917, the owner of the 16th Üxküll-Gyllenband Hussar Regiment became Empress Zita. On the occasion of this event, a ...
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Feathered hat of generals

The two emperors Karl and Fanz Joseph can be seen on some cap badges in interesting hats with ancient feather ...
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55th reserve howitzer regiment

The artillery of the Monarchy underwent the greatest development during the Great War. The number of batteries and regiments set ...
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5th Honvéd Hussar Regiment

The organization of the honvéd hussars began after 1867, but the organizational structure established during the Great War was introduced ...
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310th Honvéd Infantry Regiment

The Carpathian Winter Battle of 1914-15 decimated the regiments of the Monarchy. Moreover, the protracted two-front war overcame the calculations ...
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Notification from the office of the 26th IR

The subject of this post is an interesting and rare postcard. The anxious relative is notified by the regiment’s records ...
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24th honvéd ID photo

ID photo of a soldier from the 24th Honvéd infantry regiment, with the well-known and popular Kappenabzeichen of the regiment ...
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40th heavy howitzer battery

The development of artillery took place continuously throughout the Great War. The artillery units, the number of cannons used, the ...
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The thousand-yard stare

As a result of the horrors and physical fatigue seen in the wars, the soldiers ’eyes become expressionless and deconcentrated ...
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IR 61 Segeti Camp

The 61st Infantry Regiment was a unit of the 17th Infantry Division, which protected the central section of the Karst ...
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Textile troop insigna

In this post we will be talking about cap badges, but not the artistic metal badges first associated by everyone, ...
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IR 26

This was the house regiment of the city of Esztergom. Its crew was recruited from the population of Esztergom, Bars ...
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II. Landesschützen Regiment, Bozen

The names of the Tyrolean units have always been a problem for me. They were all called different from ordinary ...
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Assault troops

Books on the subject have been published, so it is difficult to write briefly about this topic. The Russians started ...
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Doctor among family members

Doctor among the family members. Military health is an important and special area of the respective armed forces. Military doctors ...
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XXV. Corps

The memories of the XXV Corps, named after General Peter Hofmann, often appear on websites and in the militaria shops ...
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Isonzo Army

A nice wearing photo of another army badge can be seen in this post. Here again, I’m going to take ...
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4th Army

The 4th Army was deployed to the Russian front at the beginning of the Great War. It fought there until ...
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11. Dragoon Regiment

The regiment was founded in 1688. Throughout its history, it had been involved in all major campaigns of the Monarchy ...
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Cool times in the trenches of IR 19

I had a picture of the jolly dining machine gunner. I didn’t think it was a randomly shot trench scene ...
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309th Honvéd IR

The 309th Honvéd Infantry Regiment was founded in the spring of 1915, from the IV battalion of the 19th Infantry ...
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26th Feldjäger

The Feldjäger battalions were bigger in personnel than the usual infantry battalions and had an independent command. They were used ...
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49th Infantry Regiment

Lower Austria’s high-prestige infantry regiment was the 49th. It was based in St Pölten and founded in 1715. The first ...
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42nd Infantry Division

In 1867, the government of Austria and the Austrian emperor, agreed with Hungarian aristocrats and politicians representing the Hungarian nation ...
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30,5 cm Mortar 2.

The 30 and a half cm mortar is an inexhaustible subject. The huge bullet, the gigantic gun barrel. The car ...
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1st Honvéd Hussar Regiment

In this post, my friend Gábor Széplaki’s beautiful photo and the associated cap badge make us think and investigate. Following ...
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Automobile Corps 2

The photo in the post is a follow-up to the previous material about automobile corps. It’s got the same person ...
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19th Landwehr Infantry Regiment

The 19th Krakow Landwehr Infantry Regiment was part of the 131st Brigade and the Hofmann (XXV) Corps was its higher ...
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Automobile Corps

Post written by Gábor Széplaki From the last decade of the 19th century, motorization has gained ground in the world ...
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SMS Kaiser Karl VI

The SMS Kaiser Karl VI was built between 1896 and 1898 at the Stabilimento Tecnico Triestino shipyard in Trieste. The ...
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3. Tiroler Kaiserjäger Regiment

The usage of the Kappenabzeichen became more and more popular. This was despite of the regularly announced negative attitude of ...
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IR 67 badge worn below decoration bands

The Kappenabzeichen were very popular and used for the inspiration of the soldiers. Many times commanders of the troops ordered ...
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Red cross badges

Among the special units various Kappenabzeichen of military hospitals will be uploaded. Other sanitary badges depicted special jobs of medical ...
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Kaiserjäger

For some reason Tyrolean army units had very special status in the Austrian military order. This region also had front ...
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IR 32 on the field cap

The house-rgiment of Budapest IR 32 had several badges. The better known one shows  the portrait of Empress Maria Theresia ...
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5th Honved Hussar Division

Cavalry units were rather prestigious and they usually had very fine and expensive badges. The fifth division consisted of Honved ...
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