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Posted - 07/14/2006 : 10:10:17 PM Here's another one I like. Three soldiers posing together. The middle one has XII1 on his helmet cover, what would that signify, twelfth regiment, 1st company? The one on the left has a kokarde with something crossed (swords or cannons?), I notice he doesn't seem to have shoulder boards, also he's carrying a sword. On the right the soldier has shoulderboards (sadly illegible) and an ordinary kokarde. The soldiers standing both have the collar disks of Gefreiters. Who and what might these be?

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Posted - 07/15/2006 : 12:07:26 AM The older man in the middle is in the Landsturm, XII Army Corps (Saxon), 1st Battalion. His collar insignia were introduced in 1915. The other two are reservists or Landwehr men. They are also Saxons, though of different units. The man on the right appears to be from the infantry, while the man on the left is from a mounted unit. The sword is the KD1889 with Saxon Wappen.

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Posted - 07/15/2006 : 07:59:25 AM Thanks Chip. Great info once again. The fact that they are from different units makes me wonder what the connection is? Father and sons, soldiers from the same village, friends, just three people meeting at some camp? Well, we'll never know.TP
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Posted - 07/15/2006 : 3:08:06 PM Another great picture. I'm betting on father and sons. The eyes are very similar.bucktales
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Posted - 07/16/2006 : 8:20:27 PM My wife pointed out, maybe 3 generations? Not totally impossible.bucktalesBayonetcollector
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Posted - 07/21/2006 : 4:54:01 PM Might well be, Bucktales. Looking closely at the pic I'm pretty certain it is either three generations or father and sons.
 
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