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It does, even without detail, appear to be a photo of a captain in Italian Army service circa WW1 or perhaps shortly thereafter. The star on the collar is pretty typical, the three plain stars, without any apparent surrounding embroidery, are captain's rank insignia. Wikimedia:Uniforms of Italy show the collar stars. Wikipedia:Military Ranks of the King of ...


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This uniform is from the 1902 regulations effective in 1903. The cap is a dead giveaway, an improvement over the 1895 regulation cap, the 1902 was a further step towards the modern army uniform. For the 1895, see page 93 from Repository.si.edu Can’t seem to find a photo of print of the 1902 undress/garrison uniform except in the new khaki, but here is a ...


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A few notes to help with identification. The uniform seems a very plain one, though with a dress shirt under the jacket. The belt looks distinctive. An expert on military gear should be able to deduce when such a belt would be in use. That style of cap would have been used during different periods by members of different organizations. The medal hanging on ...


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I believe @kimchi lover is correct. The single six-pointed star is that of a Gefreiter, an enlisted man who has been promoted once, roughly equivalent to a NATO OR-2 or US Private 1st Class. The "lollipop-like emblem" on the collar is a balloon, but does not necessarily mean he was in the balloon corps. It indicates he was in the Air Service which ...


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