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ID of Pickelhaube in old photo?

Article about: Given the period of the original photo, my guess is that his shoulder straps are blue (hellblau) with a red cypher and crown. The shoulder strap plate chart shown above is from a very specif

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    Given the period of the original photo, my guess is that his shoulder straps are blue (hellblau) with a red cypher and crown. The shoulder strap plate chart shown above is from a very specific time frame. The regiment's cypher was introduced on August 20, 1898. At that time, the regiment was in the XI Armee Korps and the strap was red with a yellow cypher and crown (as above). Seven months later the regiment was transferred to the XVIII A.K. and along with that they changed their straps to blue.

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    Is it possible that my uncle's shoulder strap (gray with red crown shown in earlier photo) could be the same one on his uniform in his photo?

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    Pablo, no....sadly not. Its from the later field grey uniform. CCMJR excellent info on the strap, thanks for your contribution/knowledge. Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
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    Damn your the man Steve.
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    He sure is, it would take me weeks to come to it!
    Nice work.
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