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Special units

Sappers

The sapper troop of the Monarchy was created by the reorganization of the technical troops in 1912. Previously, pioneer battalions ...
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Colonel Fischer’s combat group

Eduard Fischer was a descendant of a landowner family in Bukovina, born in 1862. After military training, from 1891 he ...
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29th reserve IR II. battalion

This badge was placed in the special units category due to several oddities. The 29th Infantry Regiment was organized in ...
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Military transport lines

It is not necessary to explain at length that the movement of armies of many hundreds of thousands is a ...
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Dragoons

Dragoons can be included among special units through their historical traditions. In the past, there were several types of cavalry ...
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Funerals, ceremonies

Giving the ultimate last honor to those who fell in battles was often very difficult or impossible during the Great ...
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Searchlight units’ craft badge

In the excellent post of Miklós Szanyi (here) we could read about the formation of the spotlight branch, and here ...
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Lighting units

The Great War brought the development of many kinds of technical innovations. The best known were obviously the largest and ...
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Prislop railway

In the winter of 1914, the Russian attack reached the line of the Carpathians. Most of Bukovina and Galicia fell ...
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Rekonvaleszentenhaus in the Shuttleworth Street

I recently received a very nice Kappenabzeichen with the caption on the title. I definitely wanted to know what kind ...
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Sturmtruppe – Assault troops 2.

Of the many special units, assault troops receive the most attention. Their badges are the most popular among badge collectors ...
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U-Boots – Submarines

The Navy of the Monarchy had the 6th strongest fleet at the outbreak of the Great War. The military command ...
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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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Count Radetzky Hospital

Detecting the background of hospital badges is always very difficult. I haven’t found a regular record of military hospitals similar ...
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China Batteries

There’s relatively little knowledge about the China batteries. At least, I barely found out anything. By browsing through the volume ...
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“Airwalker” troops

Or, in today’s parlance, air force. One of the young and rapidly evolving branch of the Great War. By this ...
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Zita Hospital

In 1898 the Hungarian Royal Honvéd Command built a garrison hospital on Gyáli Street in Budapest. In 1914, due to ...
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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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Supply columns – field bakery

In relation to the Great War, attention is always turned to the fighting corps, since the fighting operations are more ...
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Rock drilling unit

Technical troops underwent significant development during the war. Since previous wars differed substantially, new types of tasks and jobs emerged ...
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Stretcher-bearer

Among the special units I refer to specialists who were applied on the field to solve special problems. Such a ...
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