May I add my modest contribution to the many interesting messages of H-Sig ?
Yesterday, Robert Neu surprised me because he gave a bad translation of
This means Kaiserliches und Königlisches, i.e. Imperial and Royal.
Don't forget that Franz-Jozef was at the same time Emperor of Austria and
King of Hungary. Therefore, any organization covering the whole
Austro-Hungarian domain would be called K.U.K.
Georges GRANER (Paris, France)
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