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Foreign Raised Units of the Austro-Hungarian Army, World War One
Soldier, Polish Legion infantry

During the early stages of the Great War the Polish Legion received pike-grey cloth from which the uniforms were tailored in a ‘Polish' cut; later issues also saw Polish Legion soldiers wearing full Austro-Hungarian uniforms. Note the distinctive Polish rogatywka cap, its square crown recalling the historic shape of the czapka. He Is armed with the standard M95 Mannlicher and wears regulation leather equipment.

Ulan, Polish Legion

This uniform is preserved in the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum (Army Museum) in Vienna. It includes the high czapka with brown leather fittings and the Legion’s Polish eagle badge. The Ulanka field blouse is very similar to Austro-Hungarian Ulan cut, but made of a lighter shade of field-grey cloth and with cherry-red piping round the pocket flaps and down the front; the collar patches are the same color. He is armed with an M04 Austro-Hungarian cavalry sabre.

Legions-Zugskommandant, Ukrainian Legion

The Ukrainian volunteers wore standard Austro-Hungarian uniform. The most obvious distinction was the collar patch of light blue with a yellow stripe at the end, and the rank stars arranged in a single line. This first lieutenant is armed with an M98 revolver.

Zugskommandant, Polish Legion

This officer, equivalent to a first lieutenant, is already dressed in field-grey with some ‘Polish’ alterations to the Austro-Hungarian cut; his cap is the maciejowka. His equipment is purely Austro-Hungarian, consisting of the M61 officer’s sabre with silver portépée and the M98 Rast & Gasser revolver.

Foreign Raised Units of the Austro-Hungarian Army, World War One

Soldier, Polish Legion infantry

During the early stages of the Great War the Polish Legion received pike-grey cloth from which the uniforms were tailored in a Polish' cut; later issues also saw Polish Legion soldiers wearing full Austro-Hungarian uniforms. Note the distinctive Polish rogatywka cap, its square crown recalling the historic shape of the czapka. He Is armed with the standard M95 Mannlicher and wears regulation leather equipment.

Ulan, Polish Legion

This uniform is preserved in the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum (Army Museum) in Vienna. It includes the high czapka with brown leather fittings and the Legion’s Polish eagle badge. The Ulanka field blouse is very similar to Austro-Hungarian Ulan cut, but made of a lighter shade of field-grey cloth and with cherry-red piping round the pocket flaps and down the front; the collar patches are the same color. He is armed with an M04 Austro-Hungarian cavalry sabre.

Legions-Zugskommandant, Ukrainian Legion

The Ukrainian volunteers wore standard Austro-Hungarian uniform. The most obvious distinction was the collar patch of light blue with a yellow stripe at the end, and the rank stars arranged in a single line. This first lieutenant is armed with an M98 revolver.

Zugskommandant, Polish Legion

This officer, equivalent to a first lieutenant, is already dressed in field-grey with some Polish’ alterations to the Austro-Hungarian cut; his cap is the maciejowka. His equipment is purely Austro-Hungarian, consisting of the M61 officers sabre with silver portépée and the M98 Rast Gasser revolver.



Foreign Raised Units of the Austro-Hungarian Army, World War One

Soldier, Polish Legion infantry

During the early stages of the Great War the Polish Legion received pike-grey cloth from which the uniforms were tailored in a Polish' cut; later issues also saw Polish Legion soldiers wearing full Austro-Hungarian uniforms. Note the distinctive Polish rogatywka cap, its square crown recalling the historic shape of the czapka. He Is armed with the standard M95 Mannlicher and wears regulation leather equipment.

Ulan, Polish Legion

This uniform is preserved in the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum (Army Museum) in Vienna. It includes the high czapka with brown leather fittings and the Legion’s Polish eagle badge. The Ulanka field blouse is very similar to Austro-Hungarian Ulan cut, but made of a lighter shade of field-grey cloth and with cherry-red piping round the pocket flaps and down the front; the collar patches are the same color. He is armed with an M04 Austro-Hungarian cavalry sabre.

Legions-Zugskommandant, Ukrainian Legion

The Ukrainian volunteers wore standard Austro-Hungarian uniform. The most obvious distinction was the collar patch of light blue with a yellow stripe at the end, and the rank stars arranged in a single line. This first lieutenant is armed with an M98 revolver.

Zugskommandant, Polish Legion

This officer, equivalent to a first lieutenant, is already dressed in field-grey with some Polish’ alterations to the Austro-Hungarian cut; his cap is the maciejowka. His equipment is purely Austro-Hungarian, consisting of the M61 officers sabre with silver portépée and the M98 Rast Gasser revolver.


   
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