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TRADITIONS OF THE IMPERIAL GERMAN ARMY

Chris Dale

 
 
     
This is a sister website to GermanColonialUniforms.co.uk , studying various aspects and uniform details of the Imperial and earlier 19th Century German Armies.

Before going into the articles below, please take a look at my recent book 'Traditions of the Imperial German Infantry Regiments' to the right. This book studies the histories of each of the two hundred and seventeen infantry regiments (and eighteen light infantry battalions) that made up the Imperial German army of 1914. We trace the regiments back to their roots as the famous Potsdam giants, the Hessian mercenaries in America, the Bavarians who allied to Napoleon and the Prussians who arrived just in time to defeat him at Waterloo.

Their histories are many and varied. We also examine how the different traditions of each regiment often determined their uniform distinctions as royal monograms on shoulder straps, battle honours on their helmet plates or different cockades on their headdress. The 250 page full colour book is richly illustrated with period photographs and paintings, dozens of photographs of Pickelhauben in modern collections and exclusive new illustrated charts of every regiment. It's available in print from all Amazon outlets.

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“Every once in a while, a book comes along in the World War One niche that makes you pause, catch your breath and realize what you have just digested. This timely and authoritative book should be on the shelf of every serious student of the First World War.”
Joe Robinson

 


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Early Pickelhauben of the Smaller German States
       

Introduction to
Early German Pickelhauben

Hessen-Darmstadt M1849
Infantry Helmet

Hessen-Kassel M1846
Line Infantry Helmet

Reuss Pickelhaube M1860
Infantry Helmet
       

Holstein M1851
Infantry Helmet

Lauenburg M1848
Jäger Helmet

Nassau M1849
Infantry Helmet

Bremen M1846
Infantry Helmet
       

Oldenburg M1843
1st Infantry Regiment Helmet

Mecklenburg-Strelitz M1848
Infantry Helmet

Mecklenburg-Schwerin M1848 Dragoon Helmet

Saxe-Coburg Gotha M1861
Infantry Helmet
       

Mecklenburg-Schwerin M1848
Grenadier Guard Helmet

Wismar M1848
Citizen's Guard Helmet

Baden M1850
Infantry Helmet

Hamburg M1843
Infantry Helmet
       
       
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Photo by Oliver Lock

 
 

Traditions of the Imperial German Infantry Regiments
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