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Submitted by Margarita I Lacko

Information Picture Question
Category: Photo Identification
Approval Date: 12/1/2021 12:25 PM
Family Surname: LEICHT
Country: Slovakia
Town: Dunaszerdahely
Date of Image: 1922
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Partial view of a group of soldiers that belong to the "I battalion - 1922, 42 regiment".
My great-uncle, Vilmos LEICHT, was born in 1902 in Dunaszerdahely, Hungary. But in 1922, this was part of Czechoslovakia.
What army would this be? Czech or Hungarian? Is this some kind of military service? Did they train near their village? Where can I find more information about this regiment? Maybe a list of recruits?
Thanks in advance for any information.

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12/1/2021 6:05 PM I think this is the army of Czechoslovakia
12/3/2021 8:50 AM Here are the pictures of the Czech army soldiers, circa 1938. The officers looks just like those in your picture
https://www.alamy.com/military-czechoslovakia-army-group-soldiers-picture-postcard-1938-czechoslovakian-armed-forces-ground-forces-land-forces-group-picture-uniform-uniforms-czechoslovakian-republic-1-1930s-30s-20th-century-people-men-man-male-army-armies-group-groups-soldiers-soldier-picture-postcard-picture-postcards-historic-historical-additional-rights-clearance-info-not-available-image241449910.html?pv=1&stamp=2&imageid=7C0EA2C6-812A-47CB-B66B-A2029C398B91&p=58867&n=0&orientation=0&pn=1&searchtype=0&IsFromSearch=1&srch=foo%3dbar%26st%3d0%26pn%3d1%26ps%3d100%26sortby%3d2%26resultview%3dsortbyPopular%26npgs%3d0%26qt%3dczechoslovakia%2520uniform%26qt_raw%3dczechoslovakia%2520uniform%26lic%3d3%26mr%3d0%26pr%3d0%26ot%3d0%26creative%3d%26ag%3d0%26hc%3d0%26pc%3d%26blackwhite%3d%26cutout%3d%26tbar%3d1%26et%3d0x000000000000000000000%26vp%3d0%26loc%3d0%26imgt%3d0%26dtfr%3d%26dtto%3d%26size%3d0xFF%26archive%3d1%26groupid%3d%26pseudoid%3d%26a%3d%26cdid%3d%26cdsrt%3d%26name%3d%26qn%3d%26apalib%3d%26apalic%3d%26lightbox%3d%26gname%3d%26gtype%3d%26xstx%3d0%26simid%3d%26saveQry%3d%26editorial%3d1%26nu%3d%26t%3d%26edoptin%3d%26customgeoip%3d%26cap%3d1%26cbstore%3d1%26vd%3d0%26lb%3d%26fi%3d2%26edrf%3d%26ispremium%3d1%26flip%3d0%26pl%3d

Frank Szmulowicz
12/3/2021 9:56 AM Margarita, Even though the sign is written in Hungarian, it is unlikely that the uniforms are Hungarian if it is 1922. Hungary became an independent state in 1919. On January 1, 1922, a new service uniform was adapted with the same pattern for all ranks. There are clearly different ranks shown in this photograph. Hungarian forces from 1919 until the late 1930s were distinguished by a cord worn around the outside of their collar patches. I do not see this in the photograph. The jacket had a row of five buttons. I also do not see this in the photograph.
Ava (Sherlock) Cohn

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