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#1 Ralph J. Whitehead

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 03:35 PM

I recently obtained a group photo of German WWI veterans taken in Ulm. Almost every man wears a distinct badge in the shape of a shield, similar to Austrian badges from the war. I was hoping someone in the forum might be able to identify this badge and show a clear image of what it looks like. Thanks for any help you can offer.

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#2 FROGSMILE

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:41 PM

I recently obtained a group photo of German WWI veterans taken in Ulm. Almost every man wears a distinct badge in the shape of a shield, similar to Austrian badges from the war. I was hoping someone in the forum might be able to identify this badge and show a clear image of what it looks like. Thanks for any help you can offer.

Ralph


It does indeed look like the Austrian veterans badge in terms of its shape.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:44 PM

And here are two German ones, including one relating to Mainz.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:48 PM

and a pin badge.

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#5 Ralph J. Whitehead

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:48 PM

Many thanks frogsmile, I will continue my search until I come across something similar for Württemberg troops. I am sure an example is out there.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:57 AM

More German Veteran's badges.

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