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Information Picture Question
Category: Photo Identification
Approval Date: 6/15/2016 4:20 PM
Family Surname: KATZ
Country: Poland
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As for the former picture, I suppose this could be a picture of my father's brother. But can anyone tell me what sort of uniform it is and to which dates it could correspond ? They lived in Kobylnica Ruska, near Wylkie Ocszy and Lemberg.

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6/21/2016 4:48 PM The rectangular shape of the top of the hat and the broad band across the hat suggest a Polish army uniform. The uniform is missing the distinctive Polish army collar design that appears in the other photo you posted, but that may not be determinative. You might want to look at the photo of two Polish WWI era soldiers/officers, one with the collar design and the other without, at http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/polish-armed-forces-second-republic-si-y-zbrojne-ii-rzeczypospolitej-polskiej-1918-
6/30/2016 2:11 AM Hello again! As I said before, I believe this is the same man, just a few years earlier. The Polish "rogatywka" army cap with the broad-edged ribbon and the fact he is wearing a sword/palash (?) clearly point to an officer. The type of sword/palash could mean "cavalry", but I am not expert enough, unfortunately. The symbol on his collar patches is important but I cann't see it properly. If this is a photo from the beginning of his officer career it could be the same symbol/korpusowka like on the later picture with higher rank and broader-embroided collar edges. This army blouse (summer type) was used only between 1924-36, if I understood correctly. But CAW experts would know. Just ask them, they know much more and are very helpful too. BR, Alex.
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