Sunday, January 13, 2013

Calendars from the past - Historical uniforms


here are three scans of a collection of calenders that had been available in Germany in the sixties, seventies and eighties of the last century. 
I bought them on flea markets and on ebay several years ago and stored them on our attic for about 15 years because I couldn´t find a place to hang them.
And I´m still unable to find a good place.

Today I remembered of these calendars and also the old albums filled with the very popular uniform pictures they used to sell with cigarettes in former times.
These treasures sometimes hide very interesting pictures or paintings of special troops or ranks you sometimes can´t find in books or the net.

The calendars I´m talking about had been released by a publisher settled in Munich and Vienna.
The aquarelles had been painted by the artist Wolfgang Tritt (1913-1983) and are really beautiful.

The last picture could be very interesting for my friend Christopher (aka Axebreaker) showing an officer of Russian hussars of the SYW.



  1. He does look great and for sure with those colours would stand out on a table!


    1. Hi Christopher,
      hussars are (imo) one of the most beautiful troops on the battlefield.

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    1. I´ll try to show the other ones one after the other.....
      A very nice thing besides our hobby is to collect uniform plates. ;)