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Infanterie-Regiment 69, Oberfeldwebel


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Shown is a pre-war set of stitch-in shoulder straps for an Oberfeldwebel of Infanterie-Regiment 69 in Wandsbek. Curiously, the Tresse is of the pattern not normally seen on later army collars and shoulder pieces. This is of the older pattern known as "linierte Tresse", as opposed to the other pattern known as "gemusterte" or "faconnierte" Tresse. These straps were probably worn on the old pattern piped tunic with pockets.

Oberfeldwebel Hermann Riedel also served in this regiment.




Oberfeldwebel Hermann Riedel, Infanterie-Regiment 69, Wandsbek. He is wearing the older type of shoulder pieces, here without number, button with company number 1


Oberfeldwebel Riedel (r.). Both are wearing their former Prussian infantry sword from the previous war. Higher NCO ranks wore the officer Degen. As a matter of tradition the weapon was unofficially permitted.

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