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PRUSSIA – PICKELHAUBE – OFFICER – HOHENZOLLERN PARADE EAGLE – LEIB-GENDARMERIESKU: 04-769 XRH
While it is often thought that the Regiment des Garde du Corps was the Kaiser’s unit of protection, it was in fact the Leib-Gendarmerie that was the King of Prussia’s personal guard and later to Germany’s three Kaisers. The Leib-Gendarmerie was formed in 1820 during the reign of König Friedrich Wilhelm III who guided Prussia through the Napoleonic wars. The unit consisted of one hundred men (All experienced senior NCO’s) and had only one officer. They were organized into two zugs and were stationed in both Berlin and Potsdam. The 1st zug protected the King/Kaiser and the 2nd zug protected the Queen/Kaiserin….