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The Austrian Army Museum

Article about: Having spent an extended Easter Weekend at Vienna, I just had to visit the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum (HGM) [lit. "Museum of Army History", although "Museum of Military Hist

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    Apropos Cafe Diglas.

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    It is across the Wollzeile from many good book stores.

    siehe da.

    Morawa Wollzeile, Wien - Morawa Bücher Online
    damit, basta.

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    thank you very much HPL.

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    Wow, what a museum. Definitely worths a visit. Thanks for this thread friend.
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    Thank you for the finely presented thread - and superb photographs. Wien is a wonderful city - truly, one of Europe's gems.
    Experienced guide and published author leading detailed study trips to the former KZ sites of Nazi Germany. Contact for further details.

    "maka akaŋl oyate maŋi pi ki le, tuweŋi wíyópeya oki hi sni"

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    Very good thread buddy. I really enjoyed the pictures.

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    Postscript: Having spent the past Easter weekend in Vienna, I took the opportunity to revisit the Austrian Army Museum three years after my first visit.

    A statue of an Uhlan in front of the main entrance now greets the visitors. This is a copy of a work created ca. 1914/15 by the artist Arthur Kaan (1867 - 1940):

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    During my first visit, the WWI section was closed for renovation and re-modelling. It has since re-opened, so I could catch up with what I had been missing the first time around. Due to lighting conditions etc., we once again took hardly any photographs, but here are a very few highlights from that section:

    The 1911 Gräf & Stift automobile in which Archduke Franz Ferdinand took his last fateful car ride (his bloodstained uniform is also on display in the same room):

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    A 38 cm super-heavy Belagerungshaubitze [siege howitzer] M 16:

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    The Marshal's Baton of Archduke Friedrich von Österreich-Teschen (1856 - 1936), Supreme Commander of the Austro-Hungarian Army, promoted to Feldmarschall in 1914:

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    ...and the Marshal's Baton of Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf (1852 - 1925), Chief of the General Staff of Austria-Hungary, promoted to Feldmarschall in 1916:

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    Thanks for sharing these pictures Andreas! I am jealous that there is no American museum with displays like these! The Austrian history is very interesting. I am looking into the Poles who lived in Austrian territory.

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    Nice photos - thanks. I remember the Borgward was dug up at the site of a train station. NH

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    I'm glad this got bumped to the top.

    Thank you Sir for the fine pic's of a beautiful museum.

    Semper Fi

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    beautiful, i enjoyed this post a great lot.... Vielen Dank aus Mexiko..

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