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I love how tall they are compared with the inspecting officers (i assume some high ranking brass), even compared with their company officer and soldiers in background who were probably from some other part of empire.
Also reading wiki its says Muslim personnel made 31% of the regiments, so i assume Croats and Serbs from Bosnia & Herzegovina were also recruited into Bosnian regiments.
Did Croats and Serbs recruited in Bosnia also worn fez or was that exclusively Muslim thing?
Awesome snapshot. Dashing fellows fighting for a moribund empire.
I recently read a book about trench raiders in WWI on the Italian Front. I remember the Bosnians were prized by the Austro-Hungarian Army as raiders and were known for primarily using clubs, grenades, and pistols during raids (the Italians used pistols, grenades, and knives).
Thank you for your service. // Hvala na usluzi.
Great framing in this photo. Measurements are amazing
Does it not scare anyone else that everyone in every single photo from ww1 is dead, all we have now is photos and no voices to tell their story, weird
“The red hat known as a Fez is named after a town in Morocco, where in 980 AD, 50,000 Christians, including women and children, were brutally murdered by the Muslims. As the streets ran red with the Christians’ blood from the massacre, the Muslims dipped their hats in that blood as a testimony to Allah. The red Fez symbolizes the slaughter of Christians in that town. The Masons still wear the red Fez adorned with the Islamic crescent symbol. Among the oaths of the Masonic Shriner organization is one that says, “…and may Allah the God of Arab, Muslim, and Mohammedan, the God of our fathers support me to the entire fulfillment of the same. Amen, Amen, Amen.”
Is it true that in Austria-Hungary it wasn’t uncommon for the generals to be Austrian and therefore speaking German and the soldiers who often weren’t ethnical Austrians didn’t understand them or is that just a myth?
I also find it interesting about those leaves/tree branches they had on their fez.
As someone who frequently lurking on r/BattlePaintings sub and love Napoleonic era history i noticed on a lot of paintings from that era Austrian/Habsburg soldiers were painted with leaves in their shakos and hats. Here is album of several painting showing them wearing leaves in their shakos. https://imgur.com/a/TEub5o5
And now on this ww1 era photo Bosnian/Austrian soldiers also had leaves in their hats. Anyone know significance why Austrian/Austro-Hungarian soldiers were doing that?