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I got this from a friend,he found it somewhere on the internet.It's titled arrest.It is a Czechoslovakian prewar Cetnik(Gendarmer [sp.]) arresting an individual.
Cetnictvo was the corpse if there is only one its one Cetnik.Plural is Cetnici.
I don't know where this was taken,but I am guessing Carpathian Ruthenia,that little tail that was given up after the war to the Soviets.Again I am guessing where was it.My first natural impression was a Gypsy baron,but again I don't know.
But carbine is especially showed nicely! Could be staged?Photographer seems to failed to chase off the local boys.
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The photo looks staged, the guy is flaunting his new clothes, I guess. Way too clean for a Gypsy....
 

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I personally dont believe its a czechoslovak cetnik , the type of helmet was when used only to 1920 and the distincts are austrian.The gypsy is probably in reality a MonteNegro or other balkanian nation.
 

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I personally dont believe its a czechoslovak cetnik , the type of helmet was when used only to 1920 and the distincts are austrian.The gypsy is probably in reality a MonteNegro or other balkanian nation.
You probably right.Plus there is an Aloe Vera behind the helmet which also points to the Balkans.I don't think that plant can make it through the Carpathian winter.Photo was inscribed in Czech =zatceni(arrest). But... ??? And staged it is.
 

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Thanks for the pic!

Not to be too technical, but he's carrying a RepetierStutzen, not a Karabiner (carbine).


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But carbine is especially showed nicely! Could be staged?Photographer seems to failed to chase off the local boys.
Paul
 
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