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German soldier of the First World War

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The new German army consisted of contingents of 26 states: 4 kingdoms, 5 grand duchy, 12 principalities and duchy, 3 free cities and Alsace-Lorraine.
The armies of Saxony and Württemberg had their own military ministries, general staffs, inspectorates and other structures. Even the armies of the grand duchies of Hesse and Mecklenburg retained some autonomy, although they passed under the auspices of Prussia.

The second largest military contingent for the army of the united Germany was provided by Bavaria. Three Bavarian army corps acted autonomously.

German soldier of the First World War




Numerous Bavarian General Staff and the Ministry of War were located in Munich, with powerful inspectorates, officer academies and non-commissioned officer schools created according to the Prussian model.
The officers of the Saxon and Bavarian armies advanced on separate lists, while Prussian and Württemberg officers could replace each other.
Between 1880 and 1914 brilliantly organized by Moltke, the General Staff was able to transform the motley army of the united Empire into an efficient military machine, well trained and prepared for the conditions of the modern war.



Rommel?



In August 1914, the mobilized German army had the following units:
5 regiments of the Prussian walking guard.
5 regiments of Prussian Guards grenadiers.
1 Prussian Guards Fusiliers regiment.
12 linear grenadier shelves.
170 infantry and fusilier linear regiments.
24 Bavarian infantry regiments, incl. one life-regiment.
18 Chasseurs and Rifle Battalions, including the Prussian Guards Rifle Battalion.
2 Prussian Guards machine-gun divisions.
9 linear machine gun divisions, incl. one Saxon and one Bavarian divisions.
15 serf machine gun divisions.



Colonial infantry.



10 cuirassier shelves, incl. Prussian Guards regiment and Prussian regiment Gare du Cor.
2 Saxon horse regiments, incl. one guards regiment.
2 Bavarian regiments of heavy cavalry.
28 dragoon regiments, including two Prussian Guards regiments.
8 Bavarian Shevolier Regiments.
21 Hussars, including Prussian Life Guards Regiment, 2 Leib Hussars, 3 Saxon Regiments.
26 Ulan regiments, including 3 Prussian Guards regiments, 3 Saxon and 2 Bavarian regiments.
13 shelves horse rangers.
as well as artillery, sapper, spare, aviation, connected, medical and veterinary units.
113 reserve infantry regiments.
96 Landwehr Infantry Regiments.
86 spare infantry regiments.
21 Landwehr reserve battalions.





Before the start of mobilization in 1914, the number of German army was 840000 people. By the end of 1917, the number had increased to 6000000, excluding soldiers who were in spare parts.
Instead of 217 regular infantry regiments, 113 reserve regiments and 96 landsturm regiments for the 1918 year. the German army already had 698 regular regiments, 114 reserve regiments and 106 landwehr regiments, not counting the parts of the 1-th and 2-tier Landturm.





The cavalry units formed during the war acted on foot and were regarded as infantry. By November 1918, 25 reserve corps were added to 24 army corps, including three Bavarian corps, as well as landwehr corps, landsturm corps, and even a maritime corps. In all army corps there were 218,5 divisions. Of these, three remained in Germany.





Divisions were on the following fronts:

Western Front - 187,5

Eastern Front - 20

Southern and Balkan Front - 8

Germany - 3





In August, the various German states represented 1914 in the army in the following proportions:

Prussia and small states (Braunschweig, Baden, Oldenburg, Hesse, etc.) - 78%

Bavaria - 11%

Saxony - 7%

Wuerttemberg - 4%



Thanks to an effective recruitment system, Germany was able to deploy a large and well-trained army in just a few days.
In peacetime, all German men between the ages of 17 and 45 had to go through military service. Those who reached the 17 age were enrolled in a landsturm (militia), and in 20 years they went to serve in active service.
Active service lasted two years (in cavalry and artillery three). After completing the service, a young man on 7 years was transferred to the reserve. Then 11 years he was listed in the Landwehr.





Being in reserve, a man could be called up for training twice a year. Thus, Germany had a sufficient number of trained soldiers.
In wartime, soldiers were called up to the army before reaching the 20 age, and were not subject to dismissal upon reaching the 45 anniversary.
It was also not envisaged to transfer from one category to another, for example, from landver to landscapesturm. Unsuitable for the combat service of a person could be recognized only for health reasons.





In 1913, the annual army conscription was 305000 people. In fact, fit for service was significantly higher, despite the rather strict medical selection criteria. They, as well as those who are partially fit for service, were credited to the reserve.
People in the reserve were listed for 12 years, during which they could be called up for training three times a year. Later they were transferred to parts of the 2-th echelon landtourm. In 1914, the reserve had a million people between the ages of 20 and 32 years. These people recruited reserve divisions.





The German command drew the living force for the army from two more sources. The first was the so-called Restanten Liste, which included fit men who did not serve because of delays. If a person received a legal reprieve three times, he was exempted from military service and enrolled in the category of untrained landscape.
The second source was Einjahrige Freiwilligen (annual volunteers). Usually these were highly qualified specialists who, at their own expense, purchased uniform, equipment and paid for food themselves.





In the army, volunteers served in positions corresponding to their civil professions. After a year of service, volunteers were given the right to enter the reserve as a graduate student officer.
After passing two gatherings in the ranks of the reserve and passing the exam, they became reserve officers. In wartime, boys between the ages of 17 and 20 years were granted the right to enter active service until they reach military age. They were called wartime volunteers.





The system of conscription was based on the principles of the territorial division of Germany. 25 Army Corps fully covered their manpower requirements at the expense of local recruits.
Germany was divided into 24 corps districts, each of which corresponded to one corps. An exception to this rule was the Prussian Guards Corps, staffed by recruits from Prussia and Alsace-Lorraine, but stationed in Berlin.





In 1914, during the mobilization of the army, the reserve and landwehr almost fully joined the active army. The loss of the 1914 winter campaign was supplemented by a landsturm.
By the end of 1915, the human reserves were almost exhausted. As a result, 1917 had to be put under the gun age, whose turn to serve came only in 1919 year.
Young soldiers were sent to serve on the calmer Eastern and Balkan fronts, while experienced soldiers were sent to the Western Front.

























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  1. Hairy Siberian
    Hairy Siberian 31 January 2016 06: 07
    +3
    Real Aryans. belay
    1. Ami du peuple
      Ami du peuple 31 January 2016 07: 59
      +9
      Quote: Hairy Siberian
      Real Aryans. belay

      Yeah. Especially two closeup portrait photos amused. Real Station Bums lol A wonderful selection of photos, I hope to continue.
      1. Hairy Siberian
        Hairy Siberian 31 January 2016 08: 30
        15
        And I, these Nordic Germans had in mind: belay
        1. Ami du peuple
          Ami du peuple 31 January 2016 09: 02
          +8
          Well, yes, the mustachioed man is especially good in stalhelm and in a vest for underwear. Partisan? smile
          1. AlexW
            AlexW 31 January 2016 13: 04
            +3
            This is most likely not a soldier, but an ordinary peasant-hard worker posing for a photo in a helmet. The Germans adore uniforms and ammunition, and at any opportunity they put it on themselves. Most likely he has already served and now recalls his youth - he is wearing beauty. His expression is cheerful, sly. In other photos the soldiers are harsh, they are not fun.
      2. 78bor1973
        78bor1973 31 January 2016 09: 36
        +5
        And the girl in the black hussar uniform !?
        1. Bersaglieri
          Bersaglieri 31 January 2016 11: 16
          +6
          It also says who this girl is. Princess Victoria Louise is the patroness of this regiment.
          1. your1970
            your1970 31 January 2016 15: 08
            +5
            I like the princess !!
            but in general they’re small.
            On the 7th photo, apparently, one is not in the middle of his comrades with a "Dead Head"? Who knows, tell me, somehow he is not in the subject there?
            1. saygon66
              saygon66 31 January 2016 15: 22
              +1
              - An employee of the Prussian Life Hussars Regiment, next to him is a soldier of the 1st Brandenburg Dragoon Regiment ...
              1. your1970
                your1970 31 January 2016 17: 34
                0
                and the rest around - soldiers of the 1st Brandenburg Dragoon Regiment are obtained?
                1. saygon66
                  saygon66 31 January 2016 17: 55
                  +3
                  - No way! Others have nothing to do with cavalry ... This can be seen from the "caps" ... On the head of the dragoon is a hat covered with a camouflage cover, which he however raised, showing the "Swedish Eagle, emphasizing belonging to his regiment.
                  - Unfortunately, the Great War put an end to all these beauties ...
            2. Max_Bauder
              Max_Bauder 31 January 2016 22: 58
              0
              Quote: your1970
              but in general they’re small.


              I noticed it too, and the French soldiers are the same, recently there was a photo too. And the Russians were probably the same at the time. In short, it seems in those days people were malnourished, and medicine is worse. Now everyone would not qualify for the army. Now people eat well, sleep sweetly, children grow healthier and "boar". It is good to grow in peacetime.

              PySy. Due to the crisis, earning a living for myself and my family, I can not find either the time or the money for a "rocking chair" and quality food (a lot of meat, protein shakes).
        2. Doctor Evil
          Doctor Evil 31 January 2016 11: 20
          +2
          The daughter of Kaiser William the Second.
        3. saygon66
          saygon66 31 January 2016 14: 47
          +6
          Princess Victoria Louise in uniform of the 2nd Prussian Life Hussar Regiment (Queen Victoria of Prussia Leib Hussar Regiment)
          - The regiment was formed on September 14 1901. PPD - Danzig (Gdansk).
          “Field Marshal von Mackensen in the form of this regiment.”
          1. saygon66
            saygon66 31 January 2016 14: 58
            +4
            - There is some confusion in the names: In general, the name of the regiment contains the words "Dead Head", and the names "Black Hussars" or "Hussars of Death" were also worn by the "Immortal Hussars" of the Alexandrian Hussar Regiment of the Russian Imperial Army.
            - March of the Prussian Life Hussars Regiment
          2. alexej123
            alexej123 1 February 2016 16: 16
            0
            Tell me, where does the skull with bones on cockades come from? SS didn’t get their emblems from here?
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            2. saygon66
              saygon66 1 February 2016 21: 10
              +1
              - Skull and bones appeared as a sign of mourning and memory of Frederick William I ...
              - The "dead head" of the SS is somewhat different from the Leib-Hussar, rather it was inherited by the tank units of the Wehrmacht ...
              - The "skull" of tankers has lost its lower jaw somewhere, in contrast to that of the "electricians"
      3. Bersaglieri
        Bersaglieri 31 January 2016 11: 15
        -1
        Prisoners, straight from the trench.
      4. AlexW
        AlexW 31 January 2016 13: 12
        +8
        ]
        Quote: Ami du peuple
        Quote: Hairy Siberian
        Real Aryans. belay

        Yeah. Especially two closeup portrait photos amused. Real Station Bums lol A wonderful selection of photos, I hope to continue.

        The harsh everyday life of a protracted trench warfare is dirt, cold, lice, deadly fatigue and a feeling of constant danger. Homeless life will be easier :)
    2. martin-159
      martin-159 31 January 2016 09: 42
      +1
      Especially in 3 photos.
      1. jjj
        jjj 31 January 2016 11: 09
        +1
        The pictures are amazing. And from the height of today you think: this is still the First World War. Tossing you more than once
    3. marshes
      marshes 31 January 2016 16: 41
      0
      Quote: Hairy Siberian
      Real Aryans.

      East M, Aritsa laughing I basically realized long ago that the militants in German society are the Prussians, the Western Slavs and the Germans.
  2. tasha
    tasha 31 January 2016 07: 14
    11
    Interesting photos. Looking at them, there was a feeling that almost all the soldiers in the photo were short and stocky. Indeed, a hundred years ago, the average growth of a European man in 21 year was 168-170, now - 179.
    1. Walking
      Walking 31 January 2016 11: 34
      +2
      Great photos, thanks.
  3. AlexW
    AlexW 31 January 2016 07: 16
    +5
    Great article, and the photo is just super.
    1. igordok
      igordok 31 January 2016 10: 20
      +3
      Quote: AlexW
      Great article, and the photo is just super.

      Photos even prevented the article from reading. Constantly distracted.
  4. Cartalon
    Cartalon 31 January 2016 07: 20
    +6
    Perhaps the most effective military system in the world, but isn’t it because of the nation’s roof that went after the defeat?
  5. AlNikolaich
    AlNikolaich 31 January 2016 07: 40
    10
    And Princess Victoria Louise in the uniform of the Life Guard looks good ...
    1. saygon66
      saygon66 31 January 2016 15: 06
      11
      - The Grand Duchesses Tatyana and Olga Nikolaevna, in the ceremonial uniforms of their sponsored regiments.
      -3-th Hussar Elisavetgrad and 8-th Ulan Ascension regiments, respectively.
      1. saygon66
        saygon66 31 January 2016 15: 15
        +4
        - Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna ...
        1. saygon66
          saygon66 31 January 2016 15: 17
          +3
          Empress Maria Feodorovna, Chief of Her Majesty Cuirassier Regiment ("Blue" or "Gatchina" Cuirassiers)
          1. your1970
            your1970 31 January 2016 17: 35
            +5
            and my great-grandfather served in His Majesty the Cuirassier Regiment ...
            1. saygon66
              saygon66 31 January 2016 18: 16
              +1
              - "Yellow" (according to the color of the instrument cloth) cuirassiers ... Barracks in Tsarskoe Selo ..
              1. your1970
                your1970 1 February 2016 00: 32
                0
                exactly repeat He showed his son in the Hermitage his uniform — he’s ...
            2. palm
              palm 2 February 2016 15: 28
              0
              and my cousin is also in Tsarskoye Selo cuirassier.
              and grandfather in the 2nd Life Guard art. the brigade.
            3. lel
              lel 2 February 2016 23: 43
              0
              yes, there were 2 regiments of the life guard cuirassier ... 1-m of his majesty and the 2nd of her majesty ... mine was in the 2nd ... there are 2 photos of the cross of St. George (3rd and 4th degree)
          2. lel
            lel 2 February 2016 23: 40
            0
            my grandfather served in this regiment .....
  6. samarin1969
    samarin1969 31 January 2016 07: 47
    11
    Directly illustrations to Remarque ... Not all "brave guys", one feels a terrible, hardworking foe ...
    1. AlexW
      AlexW 31 January 2016 12: 50
      +3
      Quote: samarin1969
      Directly illustrations to Remarque ... Not all "brave guys", one feels a terrible, hardworking foe ...
      And very disciplined. This conclusion begs even comparing the photos of the French gay gouging and harsh Teutons.
    2. zennon
      zennon 31 January 2016 18: 09
      +7
      Quote: samarin1969
      Directly illustrations to Remarque ... Not all "brave guys", one feels a terrible, hardworking foe ...

      This is yes. Well, here's another photo. The leftmost under the cross is the rank and file of the 1st company of the Bavarian Reserve Infantry Regiment No. 16 Adolf Hitler.
      November 1, 1914 awarded the rank of corporal.
      Awards: December 2, 1914 awarded the Iron Cross II degree
      September 17, 1917 awarded the Iron Cross with swords for military merit III degree
      On August 4, 1918 he was awarded the Iron Cross of the XNUMXst degree.
      On May 9, 1918 he was awarded a regimental diploma for outstanding personal courage and selflessness near Fontane.
      August 25, 1918 award for service of the III degree
      Combat wounds: October 5, 1916 wound in the left thigh with a fragment of a grenade
      October 15, 1918 gas poisoning. Eye damage. Temporary loss of vision.
      Despite the fact that this is one of the most terrible enemies of the Russian people, I must say that he was a disciplined, excellent, brave soldier. It is a pity that they did not kill ...
      1. marshes
        marshes 31 January 2016 18: 23
        -1
        Quote: zennon
        This is yes. Well, here's another photo. The leftmost under the cross is the rank and file of the 1st company of the Bavarian Reserve Infantry Regiment No. 16 Adolf Hitler.

        This is necessary, zelenkokoy, Put. laughing
        And so the fate of this, vyblya ... sha.Interesna. Yes, I don’t belong to the dispatch. But it’s ... sideways believed in a single Europe. In principle, the idiot's dream came true and the Germans "run the show."
  7. parusnik
    parusnik 31 January 2016 07: 51
    +3
    Thank you, the uniform of the German colonial troops was not known to me .. Probably there will be a continuation?
    1. bionik
      bionik 31 January 2016 09: 54
      +7
      For parusnik: in a cork helmet.
      1. parusnik
        parusnik 31 January 2016 10: 39
        0
        This one is known ... But the one that the author introduced did not meet ..
      2. saygon66
        saygon66 31 January 2016 17: 18
        +2
        -General Lettov-Forbeck on the poster of those years.
    2. marshes
      marshes 31 January 2016 16: 45
      0
      Quote: parusnik
      Thank you, the uniform of the German colonial troops was not known to me .. Probably there will be a continuation?

      In this form, then attack aircraft from the SA "pranced", and a little later party officials.
  8. otto meer
    otto meer 31 January 2016 07: 53
    17
    Look at the photo - harsh, adult men. Meanwhile, there are few who are more than 30. Hard work, living conditions, old people early. And this also applies to the soldiers of Russia and France, and England.
    If you look at the photos of the recruits of our time, the difference is very visible. Ours, just dummies. Rosy, chubby, with delicate handles.
    Here is what I noticed.
    1. cth; fyn
      cth; fyn 31 January 2016 08: 23
      +3
      So life has become better.
  9. cth; fyn
    cth; fyn 31 January 2016 08: 10
    0
    Why do the colonial footman need spurs? Or didn’t I understand something?
    1. AlexW
      AlexW 31 January 2016 12: 54
      +1
      Quote: cth; fyn
      Why do the colonial footman need spurs? Or didn’t I understand something?

      Private soldiers stomped on foot, and officers-commanders and even vested ones on horseback. Well, tradition - in the form of clothing was laid.
    2. saygon66
      saygon66 31 January 2016 15: 01
      +1
      “Perhaps it's a dragoon.”
      1. saygon66
        saygon66 31 January 2016 16: 10
        +5
        Hastened Prussian hussar:
  10. igordok
    igordok 31 January 2016 09: 20
    +8
    Hooray !!! An article about the French turns into a series of articles !!!
  11. bionik
    bionik 31 January 2016 09: 22
    11
    German machine gunners. Africa.
    1. bionik
      bionik 31 January 2016 09: 23
      +5
      Orchestra of German prisoners of war with home-made instruments in a French camp. Tizi-uzu. Algeria. 1917
      1. bionik
        bionik 31 January 2016 09: 26
        +2
        German soldier and officer.
        1. bionik
          bionik 31 January 2016 09: 30
          +6
          German machine gunners.
          1. AlexW
            AlexW 31 January 2016 14: 45
            +5
            The harsh reality of war ... Soldiers endure unthinkable hardships, maim and kill other soldiers of the same kind, they perish themselves .... Why for ?! The world has become better from this?
    2. AlexW
      AlexW 31 January 2016 12: 59
      +1
      A selection of photos is a great addition to the article.
    3. AlexW
      AlexW 31 January 2016 14: 00
      +1
      Quote: bionik
      German machine gunners. Africa.
      Obviously training firing. Aboriginal observer hid at the top right :))
    4. alpamys
      alpamys 31 January 2016 14: 22
      +2
      Quote: bionik
      German machine gunners. Africa.

      the refugee in the right corner smiled laughing
  12. bionik
    bionik 31 January 2016 09: 35
    +7
    German trench.
    1. AlexW
      AlexW 31 January 2016 12: 57
      +3
      This must be assumed a training place - a shooting trench. Equipped classically. Cognitively +
  13. moskowit
    moskowit 31 January 2016 10: 04
    +9
    Very interesting, impressive photo works. In the fourth photo, judging by the headdress and fastened superfast, the lancer is on, but there are no knives and boots on it. Interesting...
    It would be nice to have such collections for the Russian Army and the armies of other countries ... Thank you!
    1. cth; fyn
      cth; fyn 31 January 2016 10: 14
      +4
      The work is good because the camera was not distributed and amateur enthusiasts, in relation to professional photographers, there was little from here and good quality of both the photos themselves and the composition as a whole. In addition, they painted it very competently, with a soul.
      1. marshes
        marshes 31 January 2016 16: 48
        0
        Quote: cth; fyn
        . In addition, they painted it very competently, with a soul.

        In our KZ, before the 2000s they painted the photo, I know the owner, already a beggar, a shop. smile
    2. erg
      erg 31 January 2016 11: 59
      +3
      It really is a lancer. But it doesn’t have a superbest (actually a superbest is like a sleeveless jacket imitating a cuirass), but just a jacket with a lapel (that’s the name of this piece of uniform), a typical part of a Ulan uniform.
  14. svp67
    svp67 31 January 2016 11: 19
    +1
    And how many monuments in Germany in towns and villages cost these soldiers who didn’t return from WWI ... And was it worth it?
    1. saygon66
      saygon66 31 January 2016 15: 41
      +2
      - Unfortunately, in the territory of the former East Prussia (which departed to the USSR) there are not many of them left ... it seems that they have recently begun to restore them ...
  15. Bredovich705
    Bredovich705 31 January 2016 11: 21
    +1
    Article plus! Visually, interestingly, informatively!
  16. itr
    itr 31 January 2016 13: 48
    0
    caps are not afraid of the word phallic)))
    great report
  17. kvs207
    kvs207 31 January 2016 13: 58
    0
    Quote: itr
    caps are not afraid of the word phallic)))

    In the Russian army, at one time, they were similar.
    The article is very informative, but I like our gymnasts more)))
    1. saygon66
      saygon66 31 January 2016 17: 33
      +3
      - Our abruptly were ...
      1. marshes
        marshes 31 January 2016 17: 52
        0
        Quote: saygon66
        - Our abruptly were ...

        And hang? It was probably hard to wear, ate unprepared.
        And weapons, probably cavalry broadswords?
        1. saygon66
          saygon66 31 January 2016 18: 10
          +1
          - Prince V. Trubetskoy wrote well about the cuirassier's uniform in his memoirs - "Cuirassier's Notes".
          - And, yes - a heavy cavalry broadsword ... the cuirassier that was in service before the 17 year ... like the peak!
          1. marshes
            marshes 31 January 2016 18: 26
            -1
            Quote: saygon66
            - And, yes - a heavy cavalry broadsword ... the cuirassier that was in service before the 17 year ... like the peak!

            The cuirassier broadsword had a seemingly changed hand. Now, like the fencers.
      2. erg
        erg 31 January 2016 23: 00
        +3
        This is only the Guards cuirassier helmet (the Life Guards of the cavalry and cavalry regiments) of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and the ceremonial one. But the Germans had a leather helmet both an everyday and field headdress, in the latter case a protective cover was put on it in which soldiers were depicted in the photographs. Similar to a German helmet (a helmet, unlike a helmet - leather) was introduced in the Russian army for almost all types of weapons in the second half of the 19th century and was then abandoned due to obvious inconvenience. No protection, and even requires careful care, otherwise the skin deteriorates. Unlike the Prussian, the top of the Russian helmet was in the form of a tube into which, in the usual form, a flaming grenade was inserted (a figure in the form of a ball with a flame), and a horse hair sultan could be inserted at the front. Interestingly, in the last reign, the gendarme corps received very original helmets. Below is presented.
  18. kvs207
    kvs207 31 January 2016 14: 01
    0
    Quote: AlexW
    This is a training place, a shooting trench. It is classically equipped.

    It is possible a real object. During the positional war on the Western Front, there was a time to build such trenches.
    1. AlexW
      AlexW 31 January 2016 15: 01
      0
      Quote: kvs207
      Quote: AlexW
      This is a training place, a shooting trench. It is classically equipped.

      It is possible a real object. During the positional war on the Western Front, there was a time to build such trenches.

      Perhaps ..but I don’t think that posters and stands with some texts will be hung out in a combat position. These are probably different kinds of instructions at the training site. The instructor commander is in a relaxed position. I don’t think he would have behaved like this in a real battle when the entire platoon clung to the embrasures. In addition, there were no overlaps from the mounted mortar fire, the entrances of the dugouts and branches in the trenches of the 2nd echelon were not visible. The stairs and ladders were not prepared for an attack-counterattack from the trench.
      1. bionik
        bionik 31 January 2016 15: 26
        +1
        Quote: AlexW
        In addition, there is no overlap from the mounted mortar fire

        Probably wanted to say from shrapnel?
        1. AlexW
          AlexW 31 January 2016 17: 02
          0
          Yes, and from him, too.
  19. Mr. Pip
    Mr. Pip 31 January 2016 15: 54
    0
    Terrific!
    But most of all I liked the photo not quite "on the topic" - here you can look at a black man with IROQUESO - this is the first time I see this!
    The Iroquois were generally known to be worn by the Shawnee Indians in the "new world", and then punks from the 70s and there is no mention of Africa in the mass sources. request
  20. Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat 31 January 2016 17: 08
    +5
    The German field uniform "Feldgrau" was worked out during the First World War and practically unchanged "migrated" to the Second World War along with the famous "Stahlhelm", which cannot be said about other participants of the First World War who had to change their field uniform more than once. Which again speaks about the intelligence and practicality of the Germans ... alas, those Germans, the current Germans are completely different ...
  21. saygon66
    saygon66 31 January 2016 17: 28
    +5
    - Maybe not quite on the topic, but: The German medal minted in memory of the First World ... Curiosity, however ...
    1. AlexW
      AlexW 31 January 2016 18: 48
      +4
      "Black shame". The complex of the Germans' guilt, shame for the shameful defeat from the Negro-French. This medal is like salt on the wound. And above all this, the Masonic symbol, as the root cause of the "black shame."
      1. marshes
        marshes 31 January 2016 18: 55
        -1
        Quote: AlexW
        "Black shame". A complex of guilt of the Germans, shame for the shameful defeat from the Negro-French.

        Here I do not agree a bit, the Africans who they have in Germany, but it was from them that the British and the French took them away.
        So it turns out, Turks. Rafik is not guilty. Why should they be responsible for the colonial policies of the EU countries.
        1. AlexW
          AlexW 31 January 2016 19: 56
          +1
          The past .... On the medal of 1920. Shame for the defeat in the 1st World War. There were many Africans and Asians in the victorious armies. It was especially humiliating for the Teutons to live under the occupation of "subhuman Negroes". The current "occupation" of Germany is another story
          1. saygon66
            saygon66 31 January 2016 20: 09
            +1
            - The story is always the same ... in 1918 the idea of ​​racial superiority had not yet taken shape ... The desire to trample the vanquished and the greed of the victors pushed the Germans to seek revenge ... "Germany, wake up!"
            1. marshes
              marshes 31 January 2016 20: 19
              0
              Quote: saygon66
              - History is always the same ... in 1918, the idea of ​​racial superiority has not yet taken shape.

              Already people have read works about Eugenics.
              Quote: saygon66
              "Germany, wake up!"

              Not a damn, well, trampled and so on ... I happen, well, after a year, relatives ... Damn, you can’t live like that. Horseradish cloud of restrictions. Now it makes no sense to go, before that, partly to the car. Now the Internet exists. Yes, some amount was sent there, Nidvizhikha ... But you can’t live like that, compared with the USA, there are relatives too. smile
              1. saygon66
                saygon66 31 January 2016 20: 49
                +3
                - Somehow I was looking on the Web for photographs of the places where I live now ... and I came across pictures of the late 20s, probably ... Adult men in funny caps, scanty jackets and wide pants, running around the field with wooden rifles in their hands - on everyone is one "little guy" ... And after that, maybe the same men, at the Eiffel Tower, at the Acropolis, in Tunisia, near Narvik, St. Petersburg, Moscow, in the Crimea and in the Caucasus ... You can't compress the spring endlessly ... And God save us from repeating history ...
      2. saygon66
        saygon66 31 January 2016 19: 13
        +2
        - A long-standing feud ... The French recouped for the Sedan ...
        1. marshes
          marshes 31 January 2016 19: 26
          0
          Quote: saygon66
          - A long-standing feud ... The French recouped for the Sedan ...

          Yes, they butted almost 200 years for Alsace and Lorraine.
          At the moment, the earliest. Niece, spree on her own? I went to France, etc. ... I just can’t imagine if, from the Russian Federation, close, the students could go to Germany or the DR ... of the country on the weekend.
          Yes, I have relatives who live in the USA, Germany, Israel. But I’m not a Jew. laughing It's a shame. laughing Kazakh, thoroughbred. laughing
          1. AlexW
            AlexW 31 January 2016 20: 05
            -1
            Schoolchildren from the Russian Federation can go to Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Russia for the weekend .... There are several Europe that can fit in, not to go around the weekend :)))
            1. marshes
              marshes 31 January 2016 20: 08
              0
              Quote: AlexW
              Schoolchildren from the Russian Federation can go to Kazakhstan, Belarus, and throughout Russia for the weekend.

              Cool quoting, at the expense of Kazakhstan, reading LJ as soon as the frontier transitions pass, life ends. laughing
              1. AlexW
                AlexW 31 January 2016 20: 21
                0
                I can’t judge ... I haven’t been to RK for a long time
        2. revnagan
          revnagan 1 February 2016 12: 04
          0
          If it were "one on one", the French would have "won back".
    2. alpamys
      alpamys 31 January 2016 20: 02
      +1
      Quote: saygon66
      - Maybe not quite on the topic, but: The German medal minted in memory of the First World ... Curiosity, however ...

      and the medal is relevant today in Germany
    3. Fat
      Fat 31 January 2016 22: 48
      0
      It is also interesting what does the "watch on the Rhine"
      1. AlexW
        AlexW 1 February 2016 02: 29
        +2
        Quote: Thick
        It is also interesting what does the "watch on the Rhine"

        IMHO Bitter sarcasm. Before the 1st World War, the Germans were very proud of the line of fortifications on the border with France - die Wacht am Rhein - Watch on the Rhine. After the defeat, these lines and the entire Rhine region were occupied by the French, including the colonial troops (Arabs, Negroes). Obviously, they didn’t really stand on ceremony with the local Germans. About this on the reverse of the medal is a phalos with a French helmet and a naked girl chained to him. A medal with an implication is the suppression of anti-French sentiments. And in today's Germany, especially in the extremely western-border lands, the French are not fond of. Century enmity makes itself felt.
  22. Volga Cossack
    Volga Cossack 31 January 2016 18: 00
    +1
    photos pleased. Thank you for the article. I would like about the Cossacks.
  23. saygon66
    saygon66 31 January 2016 18: 43
    0
    - An interesting camouflaged unit in the 20 image ... Mortira?
  24. alpamys
    alpamys 31 January 2016 19: 21
    +4
    there are a lot of cool ph on the first
    http://sahalin-fotoart.livejournal.com/11389.html
    1. marshes
      marshes 31 January 2016 19: 31
      -1
      Quote: alpamys
      alpamys

      Saint Kazaktar, Deutschland?
      1. alpamys
        alpamys 31 January 2016 19: 41
        +2
        Quote: marshes
        Quote: alpamys
        alpamys

        Saint Kazaktar, Deutschland?

        German born in the Republic of Kazakhstan
        1. marshes
          marshes 31 January 2016 19: 50
          0
          Quote: alpamys

          German born in the Republic of Kazakhstan

          SOUTH? Or other Taraz?
          1. alpamys
            alpamys 31 January 2016 19: 52
            0
            Tselinograd
            1. marshes
              marshes 31 January 2016 20: 03
              0
              Quote: alpamys
              Tselinograd

              Maybe Ashdot, I feel relatives laughing
              1. alpamys
                alpamys 31 January 2016 20: 24
                0
                Quote: marshes

                Maybe Ashdot, I feel relatives laughing

                the scent brings you.
        2. AlexW
          AlexW 31 January 2016 20: 08
          +1
          Quote: alpamys
          Quote: marshes
          Quote: alpamys
          alpamys

          Saint Kazaktar, Deutschland?

          German born in the Republic of Kazakhstan

          The same radio woke me up in the morning: - "Alma-ata selektermys" :)
          1. alpamys
            alpamys 31 January 2016 20: 19
            0
            Quote: AlexW

            The same radio woke me up in the morning: - "Alma-ata selektermys" :)



            It's unforgettable laughing and then a dombra with a howling dude, then it's time to go to school.
            1. AlexW
              AlexW 31 January 2016 20: 30
              +1
              Yes, akyn is unforgettable :) As an old Kazakh said: - "If you German knew what they are singing about. You would cry."
            2. marshes
              marshes 31 January 2016 20: 44
              -1
              Quote: alpamys
              it is unforgettable and then a dombra with a howling dude, then it's time to go to school.

              It’s time to go to school, then they broadcast in Russian. laughing
              So no, no fuck. brain. If the current lived in Almaty, yes.
              1. alpamys
                alpamys 31 January 2016 20: 56
                0
                Quote: marshes

                It’s time to go to school, then they broadcast in Russian. laughing
                So no, no fuck. brain. If the current lived in Almaty, yes.

                I read 3 times, I didn’t understand
          2. marshes
            marshes 31 January 2016 20: 27
            -2
            Quote: AlexW
            The same radio woke me up in the morning: - "Alma-ata selektermys" :)

            Now what? laughing Maybe Shalom ....., It's cool that this site has more with the Inhabited, who lived in the KZ or the Russian Federation, UA. because whoever did the skiing, it’s absolutely violet to them that in the old Motherland, Russia is not a big problem here, well, they cannot live without it. laughing
            so a small video clip. There are relatives. laughing
            1. AlexW
              AlexW 31 January 2016 20: 39
              +1
              Russia ... "Unbreakable Union ..." Do not pay attention to the flag ....
              1. marshes
                marshes 31 January 2016 22: 17
                0
                Quote: AlexW
                Russia ... "Unbreakable Union ..." Do not pay attention to the flag ....

                And here we have a lot laughing , ASHDOT has many relatives.
                Who is on this site, who did not say how much the training costs at MED.FAK in Israel.
                I cook for my own 75, which would be in the USA. By the way, there are relatives in Boston and the DR ... Republican South, I liked it there. laughing
  25. Robert Nevsky
    Robert Nevsky 31 January 2016 19: 40
    +1
    Well-dressed and armed army.
  26. Edge
    Edge 31 January 2016 20: 25
    0
    Photos were immediately colored or painted after?
    1. Fat
      Fat 31 January 2016 23: 04
      0
      Quote: Edge
      Photos were immediately colored or painted after?

      After, of course. Most photos even have a "tag" of the person or company that brought old photos to life with color.