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Braunschweig – Tunic – Enlisted Man – Hussar HR 17

SKU: 15-792 XKGJT

$3,495.00

Here we have a beautiful, enlisted man’s tunic from the famous Black Brunswickers or the Death Head Hussars of HR 17 from Braunschweig….

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Here we have a beautiful, enlisted man’s tunic from the famous Black Brunswickers or the Death Head Hussars of HR 17 from Braunschweig. This regiment has a courageous history dating back to its inception in December of 1809. In the period between its founding and WWI it participated in battles in the Peninsula Campaign, the battle of Quatre Bras, which claimed the life of their leader the Duke of Braunschweig, Waterloo, and in the Franco-Prussian War at the siege of Metz and battles at Thionville and Mars-la-Tour.

Both the exterior and the interior of this tunic are pleasant and informative.

Starting with the interior we have a wealth of information found in all of the Quartermaster stamps telling us that the item belonged to HR 17 and was first issued in 1913 (I) and then issued a second time (II) in 1914. This is interesting as by this time most regiments were issuing feldgrau uniforms. This leads us to believe (supported by the condition of the tunic.) That it saw no front line service and was either worn outside of the front or not re-issued in 1914.

Moving to the exterior, the colors are crisp and bright and there are no holes or moth nips. This tunic is in near pristine condition and would be the centerpiece of any uniform collection.

Also please note that we have a busby to parade which would be correct for this atilla and would complete it quite nicely.

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Here we have a beautiful, enlisted man’s tunic from the famous Black Brunswickers or the Death Head Hussars of HR 17 from Braunschweig. This regiment has a courageous history dating back to its inception in December of 1809. In the period between its founding and WWI it participated in battles in the Peninsula Campaign, the battle of Quatre Bras, which claimed the life of their leader the Duke of Braunschweig, Waterloo, and in the Franco-Prussian War at the siege of Metz and battles at Thionville and Mars-la-Tour.

Both the exterior and the interior of this tunic are pleasant and informative.

Starting with the interior we have a wealth of information found in all of the Quartermaster stamps telling us that the item belonged to HR 17 and was first issued in 1913 (I) and then issued a second time (II) in 1914. This is interesting as by this time most regiments were issuing feldgrau uniforms. This leads us to believe (supported by the condition of the tunic.) That it saw no front line service and was either worn outside of the front or not re-issued in 1914.

Moving to the exterior, the colors are crisp and bright and there are no holes or moth nips. This tunic is in near pristine condition and would be the centerpiece of any uniform collection.

Also please note that we have a busby to parade which would be correct for this atilla and would complete it quite nicely.