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Saxon Artillery, headdress and memorabilia

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A private purchase dress cap for other ranks and n.c.o. of the Saxon Field and Foot Artillery Regiments. The cockades indicate a higher n.c.o. rank
Similar to type worn also by Bavarian 4th Chevauleger-Regiment, difference being only the cockade.

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The lining has possibly been replaced at some stage, possibly by a theater costumier, stiffener is slightly crushed.

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Helmet for a Reserve officer of the Saxon Field Artillery. Of very lightweight construction.

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Saxon officer's helmets had a front peak, which was half round, half square - halbrunder Augenschirm.

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Detail of Reserve cross on emblem.

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Kartuschkasten for Saxon Artillery and Train officers. This was worn on a gold bandelier with a red backing, to the front of the bandelier
was a small crowned silver shield with the Saxon emblem. A heavy item of luxury equipment with signs of wear and age. Came from an old collection in USA.

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Emblem for front of Bandelier (below)

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Rear is backed in red facing cloth for Artillery and Train.

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Side panels with a Medusa's head and suspension rings for the Bandelier

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Underside of Kartuschkasten with closure button.

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A tunic of the Saxon field artillery. Main distinction is the Swedish cuff (Schwedischer Aufschlag) and the grenade symbol over the regimental number. Green with red facings were the traditional colours of the Saxon artillery. Saxon tunics were distinct with the coloured piping around the bottom edge of the tunic skirting. Note the "Kaiserpreis" on the right arm. (internet photo)

 


 

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Gefreiter, mounted, of Saxon Feldartillerie-Regt.12

A soldier of the Saxon Foot Artillery (right). The shoulder straps bore only the regimental number, the cuffs worn were the so-called "German Cuff", Deutscher Aufschlag. The foot artillery wore the equipment of the infantry. (internet photo)

Various old photos of the Saxon artillery.

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Traditions

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Saxon Artillery today. Photo probably from the Bastion of the Fortress of Königstein. After 40 years of DDR repression, the Saxons are finding their way back to their history, traditions and inheritances.

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Freiherr von Pappritz, Wachtmeister with Feldartillerie-Regt.78 in Wurzen, wearing the "Kaiserpreis" on right arm.

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A wartime photo of Freiherr von Pappritz wearing the officer's Litewka (lightgrey or possibly fieldgrey)

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to be continued.

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