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01 Feb 2012 3:50 a.m. PST
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14th Brooklyn Inactive Member01 Feb 2012 3:17 a.m. PST

Wonder if anyone can help me here. What was the difference between the Uniforms of the German and Hungarian units in the Austrians Army?

All I could find was different trousers. White with black gaiters for the German units, Light blue with yellow braid and no gaiters for the Austirans. Is this all?



Artilleryman01 Feb 2012 3:34 a.m. PST

German infantry wore the breeches and gaiters as you say. Hungarians wore the tight fitting trousers with yellow and black 'Imperial' lace. (More mid-blue than too light.) Also, the cuffs on the jackets were different. Germans had a plain round cuff fastened by two buttons. Hungarians had a pointed cuff with a decoration known as a 'bear's claw' on it in white. Headgear and equipment was pretty much the same.

Personal logo Endless Grubs Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member01 Feb 2012 8:08 a.m. PST

On a side note, the Hungarian units were a bit larger than the German/Austrian units, but I digress. . . .

captain canada Inactive Member01 Feb 2012 8:20 a.m. PST

And Hungarians got shakoes first after 1806. And hungarians are way cooler. Goulash, Paprika Chicken, Roasted Potatoes. Nary a Torte in sight.

I think Hungarians had moustaches for all enlisted ranks as well.


Grizzlymc Inactive Member02 Feb 2012 9:31 a.m. PST

Makes sense – cant eat tortes with a moustache.

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