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I presume this photo is circa WW1. Can anybody identify which unit, regiment and rank, this would be very helpful.

Two men with swords. Each wears a tunic with extensive horizontal braiding and complex braid on the sleeve. Each wears knee high boots and flat caps.

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    Could we strive for a higher standard of friendly/welcoming for new users? In particular I'm not sure that "useless questions" is really the tone we're seeking. I think H:SE has a pretty good record of helping out with uniform identification. – Mark C. Wallace Sep 18 at 10:44
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    I’ll take that on board but check the quality of the last n Id questions. They are nearly indifferentiable by title or body text. There is no search depth for what has been done. And questions of identical quality are increasing – Samuel Russell Sep 18 at 11:35
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    Looks like a German Hussar uniform, as seen on kaisersbunker.com/gtp/husar.htm – kimchi lover Sep 18 at 11:39
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    Those are valid and important issues. I'm constantly struggling to navigate between "friendly" and "quality"; we need to find a way to educate new users on our norms (searchability, preliminary, image descriptions). If it were an easy problem, someone would have already solved it... – Mark C. Wallace Sep 18 at 11:41
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    @kimchilover Looks good. The possible pistol might help narrow the date somewhat. – justCal Sep 18 at 12:10
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This is a partial answer. This looks like a German Hussar uniform, as shown on the web page. This style of jacket (called an "Atilla") seems to be a distinct part of the uniform of Hussars. The cap badge is distinctly German. But the German Army had many Hussar regiments, and I don't know how to tell the rank. Their youthful appearance, and the lack of extra decoration, make me think the two figures in the photo were relatively junior in rank.

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Looks like the same one at West Point. https://history.army.mil/museums/IMCOM/westPoint/index.html

very bottom of the page, on the right.

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    So what is the answer? – Vladimir F Sep 18 at 20:16
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the West Point Museum display in question is of German Hussar uniforms. The emblem on the cap is very clear, for instance. – kimchi lover Sep 18 at 20:22
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    These are 'history of warfare' objects on display. Not Westpoint's own uniforms. – LаngLаngС Sep 18 at 20:34

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