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Actually your Great Great Grandfather is a soldier from the state of Baden and it seems to date just before or during the war of 1870 when Baden had military sovereignty though they heavily followed the uniform changes in Prussia like many other kingdoms and states. Now to go into detail on the table is the 1860 model Pickelhaube with the Baden emblem which ...


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I checked the book "THE COSSACKS AND HIGHLANDERS DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR," Proceedings of the All-Russian Scientific Conference, Rostov-on-Don, 18–19 September 2014. The number of cossacks taken prisoners of war during the 1st world war is estimated 6% (pages 33, 125). This was much lower than the number of prisoners of war in other parts of the ...


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Cossacks were taken prisoners after that incident. They were not all shot on sight. This single, unsourced line on Wikipedia is not credible, and certainly at least an unsustained vast exaggeration if understood as 'valid description for the entire rest of the war'. During the war, that is after this incident from 1914, Germany and Austria Hungary took a ...


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