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PART 5/5, BATTLE HISTORY IN WORD AND PICTURE: 1ST CHEVAULEGERS-REGIMENT, AND REITENDE BATTERIE 5TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT; ALL PART OF THE BAVARIAN CAVALRY DIVISION

HISTORY, BAYERISCHES,1 CHEVAULEGERS-REGIMENT, B.1.Ch.4.11.


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Figure 15. Historic- tradition information on the Bayerische 1. Chevaulegers Regiment from “Ruhmeshalle unsere alten Armee”. Listed are battles and dates as far back as Napoleon. This regiments honor name is “Kaiser Nikolaus von Russland”, its base/headquarters is Nurnberg, and it was founded in 1682 (322 years ago!).


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Figure 16. Unit history, sword, and Luger all marked to the 1st Chevaulegers Regiment. The holster is marked to the 2nd Chevaulegers Regiment.


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Figure 17. First Chevaulegers Luger on title page of 1st Chevaulegers Regiment unit history.



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Figure 18. Quillback sword marked “1. Bayr. Chev. Rgt. Kaiser Nikolaus v. Russland”. Such quillback swords are rare.


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Figure 19. Reverse side of sword marked “In True Fest” A motto common on Bavarian swords..


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Figure 20. 1914 Western Front, French Cuirassiers scout for sign of impending German attack. German advance cavalry and infantry set up ambush.


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Figure 21. First Chevaulegers-Regiment crossing a river on the Eastern Front on August13, 1915. (from R.B.1.Chevaulegers-Regiment imWeltkriege 1914-19, 1922)


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Figure 22.. Eastern Front, May 5, 1915, First Chevaulegers-Regiment setting off on patrol. (from R.B.1.Chevaulegers-Regiment imWeltkriege 1914-19, 1922)


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Figure 23. Eastern Front, First Chevaulegers-Regiment on patrol, crossing the Memel River, May 1915. (from R.B.1.Chevaulegers-Regiment imWeltkriege 1914-19, 1922)

HISTORY, BAVARIAN, REITENDE BATTERIE 5TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT


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Figure 24. Historic- tradition information on the Bavarian 5. Th Field Artillery Regiment Reitende Batterie from “Ruhmeshalle unsere alten Armee”. This regiments honor name is “Konig Alfons XIII von Spanien”, its base/headquarters is Landau, and it was founded in 1890.


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Figure 25. Luger marked to the Landau based 5th Field Artillery Regiment with its holster manufactured in Landau resting on the “Royal Bavarian 5th Field Artillery Regiment” and “Die Landauer Regimeter 1900-1918". Both contain sections describing the battle history of the Bavarian 5th Field Artillery Regiment, Reitende Batterie.


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Figure 26. Title page: “Das Kgl. Bayer. 5. Feldartillerie-Regiment Konig Alfons XIII von Spanien”. This battle history was published in 1926.


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Figure 27. Western Front 1914, Reitende Batterie on the march. From “Das Kgl. Bayer. 5. Feldartillerie-Regiment Konig Alfons XIII von Spanien”


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Figure 28. Eastern Front 1915, The Reitende Abteilung fording a river. From “Das Kgl. Bayer. 5. Feldartillerie-Regiment Konig Alfons XIII von Spanien”


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Figure 29. An illustration of the Bavarian Cavalry Division showing the Reitende Battery of the Bavarian 5th Field Artillery Regiment . The cavalry are dismounted in the upper right hand side of the illustration.


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Figure 30. Late war battle scene. The Reitende Batteries had to ride hard to keep up with the cavalry.

Although, unit marked Imperial Lugers can not talk, in some cases they can give a good account of themselves.
Jan
 
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