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Title Field grey fez for troops (1915 model)
Nationality Austrian
Period c 1915/16

This fez was for the use of the Bosnian Muslim troops in the old Austrian army and succeeded the 1908 model, which was of somewhat cruder construction. In WW2, this tradition was continued by Handschar (Bosnian SS division).

It is made of field grey wool felt and is missing the two regulation loops of twine for the ensignia and the wool yarn tassel. It is stamped on the inside with 'M.D.5 1915' (or 16) together with the number '1' and the letter 'B' in a square with cut corners. It is a comparatively rare survivor from the Great War and is in ex-stores condition.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Headdress : Austrian : 20th Century]


Thank you. I received your letter and ammo pouch.

Very nice!

Thank you very much.

N T, Japan, 01.11.2012

Pistol arrived safely, thanks for the prompt service.

M W, UK, 26.03.2008