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Re: Imperial German Army Colours

Postby Marcus Wendel » 15 Dec 2011 20:08

Two more.

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Re: Imperial German Army Colours

Postby Marcus Wendel » 18 Dec 2011 11:43

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Re: Imperial German Army Colours

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 04 Apr 2012 12:24

Tyskaorden2 wrote:From the site http://wiki.genealogy.net/wiki/Milit...mee/Regimenter some Colours of the Imperial German Army.

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The East Asian Infantry Regiment.

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The East Asian Horse Regiment.

The two regiments formed the Garrison (along with a Marine Battalion) of the German Treaty Area of China.



I stand corrected about this last statement. They formed part of the German Force that helped put down the Boxer Rebellion and had by 1914 been disbanded. What remained in 1914 was the Marine Battalion and the East Asian Marine Detachement based in Peking and Tientsin.

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Re: Imperial German Army Colours

Postby Fiodor Jirnij » 10 Jul 2012 19:48

Hello!
Did you know - how many flags of Imperial Army were took by allied troops in 1945?
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 5&t=190624

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Re: Imperial German Army Colours

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 07 Sep 2012 23:43

Sorry for the late answer. I have no exact figure of how many Colours and Standards belonging to the old Imperial Army that was taken by the Allies in 1945. But the Book Flags of the Third Reich 1: Wehrmacht by Brian L. Davis and Malcolm McGregor mentions that in 1914 the Imperial Army possessed 877 Regimental Colours, 105 Standards, 337 Landwehr Colours and 21 Landwehr Standards. Of these the following where lost during or after WW 1 51 regimental Colours, three Standards, 25 Landwher Colours and two Landwehr Standards. Apart from this 65 Colours and Standards where deliberatly burnt at Posen (Poznan) on 21 November 1918 to prevent them from falling into Polish Hands. So this leaves several hundred Colours and Standards of the Old Army to be taken by Allied Forces, but as said I have no information of exactly how many of them who suffered this fate.

It should also be noted that during the Time of the Weimar Republic no new Colours or Standards where presented to the Units of the Reichswehr. They continued to use the old ones until new ones where presented begining in 1936 to Units of the Wehrmacht.

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Re: Imperial German Army Colours

Postby Marcus Wendel » 06 Jun 2013 14:30

The 1914 book "Fahnen und Standarten der alten preußischen Armee" by Martin Lezius can be read online at http://www.scribd.com/doc/119942452/Lez ... Armee-1914

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