WWI IMPERIAL GERMAN 4 MEDAL GROUP TO THE BRUNSWICK REGIMENT

  • WWI IMPERIAL GERMAN 4 MEDAL GROUP TO THE BRUNSWICK REGIMENT GB431

    WWI IMPERIAL GERMAN 4 MEDAL GROUP TO THE BRUNSWICK REGIMENT

    A single infantry regiment and the hussars were maintained by the Duchy of Brunswick after the end of the Napoleonic War. In 1830, the uniform colour was changed to blue, but reverted to black in 1850. The Brunswick units were integrated into the Prussian Army in 1866 with the titles: Braunschweigisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr.92 and Braunschweigisches Husaren Regiment Nr.17 following the Prussian regimental numbering sequence. Both units kept the skulls with the crossed bones on their helmets and caps and carried the battle honours "Peninsula-Sicily-Waterloo" until the end of World War 1 in 1918, when they were disbanded. 

    It is said that the Brunswick wearing of the skull and cross bones inspired the SS upon its formation to adopt the skull and cross bones

    ITEM DESCRIPTION

    German WW1 Original Brunswick mounted long service medal group of four. 1914 Iron Cross 2nd class, Brunswick cross of merit with swords device (rare), Hindenburg Honor Cross and Prussian long service medal. Nice original mounted group.

    $595.00