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by Pat Holscher
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Reviews & Commentary
Topic: The Hompesch Hussars--Jaeger Regiment zu Pferd Des Herrn
Replies: 4
Views: 1768

Re: The Hompesch Hussars--Jaeger Regiment zu Pferd Des Herrn

The Hompesch Hussars--Jaeger Regiment zu Pferd Des Herrn, 1794-1802 by Michael Robinson, Military Collector and Historian, Vol. 64, No1, Spring 2012 I had no idea that non British units even served in the British Army in this period... Bear in mind that George III of England was also prince-elector...
by Pat Holscher
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Universal Pattern Forum
Topic: Question - How were WW1 picket ropes carried by Canadians?
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: Question - How were WW1 picket ropes carried by Canadians?

Seems like I may have seen that question before. I'll see if I can find the answer.

Is there any reason to suspect they'd have been carried in a different manner than British or Australian soldiers carried them?
by Pat Holscher
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Caption the Photo. . . .
Replies: 68
Views: 18795

Re: Caption the Photo. . . .

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by Pat Holscher
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: "Somali Special Forces members from Puntland Security Force on horseback"
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: "Somali Special Forces members from Puntland Security Force on horseback"

You find the old tiger stripe cammo everywhere in Africa. The whole central african region is full of it. Same as the US jungle boots of the Vietnam era. Tom That really surprises me. It's a good patter (or the green and black one is anyhow), but I would not have expected it to have made its way th...
by Pat Holscher
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: The Second Cavalry in the Meuse Argonne
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: The Second Cavalry in the Meuse Argonne

Neat! We're in the centennial of the "100 Days" right now, with the centennial of the opening phase of the Meuse Argonne being, I think, two days ago. Today is the centennial of the opening assaults of the Battle of the St. Quentin Canal, in which the U.S. Division was badly bloodied. It's also the ...
by Pat Holscher
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: "Somali Special Forces members from Puntland Security Force on horseback"
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: "Somali Special Forces members from Puntland Security Force on horseback"

Wow - the comments are interesting, and mostly charitable. I'd be interested in seeing what these guys looked like a week later - this plays more like "issue day" for all the stuff - fold creases still in uniform, unscuffed clean kneepads, saddles, bridles, polished ss bits. Hope they kept the old ...
by Pat Holscher
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: British Cavalry crossing a stream, 17 September 1918 (The 100 Days Offensive)
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: British Cavalryman crossing a stream, 17 September 1918 (The 100 Days Offensive.

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by Pat Holscher
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Artifacts & Objects
Topic: Issuing Red Cross sweaters at Fort Oglethrope, GA to men of the 6th U.S. Infantry
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Issuing Red Cross sweaters at Fort Oglethrope, GA to men of the 6th U.S. Infantry

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I know that this isn't a cavalry or mounted service item, it's just interesting.

And it says something about how short on resources the US really was during World War One when the Army was expanded so enormously.
by Pat Holscher
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: The old transportation and the new, September 9, 1918.
Replies: 0
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The old transportation and the new, September 9, 1918.

04287v.jpg The caption reads: The Boche spotted this truck A few minutes after this truck, which had ventured out for salvage, had appeared on the roads near Blanzy the Boche followed it with shells all the way back to Fismettes. The "funk-holes" are occupied by our soldiers, a few of whom have com...
by Pat Holscher
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Third Battalion 13th Regiment Heavy Field Artillery, Fourth Division, in rest camp on hillside near Andelot. 155-mm. gun
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Third Battalion 13th Regiment Heavy Field Artillery, Fourth Division, in rest camp on hillside near Andelot. 155-mm.

Thanks!

All the way into the 1980s? Wow.

I guess something like this serves to show how "horsepower" in World War One remained very much that.
by Pat Holscher
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Third Battalion 13th Regiment Heavy Field Artillery, Fourth Division, in rest camp on hillside near Andelot. 155-mm. gun
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Third Battalion 13th Regiment Heavy Field Artillery, Fourth Division, in rest camp on hillside near Andelot. 155-mm. gun

August 25, 1918.
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"Third Battalion 13th Regiment Heavy Field Artillery, Fourth Division, U.S. Army, in rest camp on hillside near Andelot. 155-mm. guns can be seen in the foreground almost hidden by camouflage and harness. Andelot, Ste. Marne, France"