Marine Feld Batterie of the III. Seebataillon



Photo Doppler Collection

A photograph of a troop of the naval field artillery battery ("Marine Feld Batterie") of the III. Seebataillon taken in Tsingtao prior to the First World War.

They wear the Seebataillon Khaki Tropical Uniform with Bortfeldt Tropical Helmets. The Marine Feld Batterie wore identical uniforms to the rest of the III. Seebataillon but with two crossed cannon super-imposed over their shoulder strap insignia (see Specialist Insignia Page). Of special note is the cartouche belt worn over the shoulder, unique to the Marine Feld Batterie, and the mounted equipment including rifle buckets (see close up below). The mounts themselves appear to be mules, probably locally acquired. 



Close up of the same photograph
Photo Doppler Collection

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