Re: ViewMate: Group of soldiers 1922, 42 regiment #hungary


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Dear Margarita,

 

Two of the people in the full regimental photo have epaulettes.  In the armies following the British army system this would indicate that they are officers, as would the peaked caps.  One of the many puzzles in the regimental photo is why do some people that appear to be officers have epaulettes and peaked hats, whereas some do not.

  

Military service for 18 year old was absolutely compulsory in Europe in those days. If the newly established Czech army was to call up people from newly acquired territories who did not speak Czech then I assume they did so by having Hungarian speaking regiments; German speaking regiments, etc.


If this is indeed a Czech army photo then the Hungarian Museum of Military History will probably not be able to assist.

Best wishes
Tom

Tom Beer
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