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    Clashing styles in this photo

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    .303's? must be Austrian looking at the flag with the Eagle holding the syckle or a country assisted by the UKicon
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    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    i Wonder how long it was before they were given less Germanic looking uniforms? That photo must have been from imeditley post war.

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    Austrian yes, but I can't find that exact flag. It sure looks different with them holding #1 rifles...
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    The flag......... Looks distinctly Prussian to me.

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    Could be, but the sycle gives it away
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    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Laidlericon View Post
    Prussian
    It's what the eagle is holding in his claws that distinguishes...
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    Also the Austrian flag on the shield at chest height of the eagle.
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    Gendarmerie (Austria) - Wikipedia

    Straight after the war the Britishicon and then the Americans raised "special" police troops with heavier weapons than the regular police to counter any Russianicon back coups in their sectors.

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    Tom, this is incorrect. Austriaicon was split into four occupation zones, in which they therefore also mainly used the weapons of the occupying nation. Of course in the Britishicon occupation zone they mainly got Enfield SMLE rifles. This is also the origin of the "ÖSTERR. GENDARMERIE" marked No. 1 Mk.III rifles.

    Edit: to also answer the original question, the people shown are from the Austrian B-Gendarmerie, the first Austrian Armed Forces post WWII. The same pictures is also shown on the Website of the Austrian Military Museum treating the history of the B-Gendarmerie: http://www.hgm-wien.at/facts/geschic...ie/index.shtml
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