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[QUOTE=Vassilli;2231360]Baker's Dozen of Regiments That Made a Difference in Battle

1. The Royal Fusiliers at Mons Canal 1914
2. The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's) at 2nd Ypres
3. Colonel Driant' s Chasseurs - Verdun 1916 -
4. 2nd Royal Munster Fusiliers, Etreux, 1914
5. Schutztruppe Askari - East Africa
6. 73rd Hanoverian Infantry Sturmbataillione, Cambrai, 1917


7. 5th Marines Belleau Wood

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Baker's Dozen of Regiments That Made a Difference in Battle

1. The Royal Fusiliers at Mons Canal 1914
2. The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's) at 2nd Ypres
3. Colonel Driant' s Chasseurs - Verdun 1916 -
4. 2nd Royal Munster Fusiliers, Etreux, 1914
5. Schutztruppe Askari - East Africa
6. 73rd Hanoverian Infantry Sturmbataillione, Cambrai, 1917
7. 5th Marines Belleau Wood

8. 7th Machine Gun Battalion (US) at Château-Thierry during the Second Battle of the Marne

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Baker's Dozen of Regiments That Made a Difference in Battle

1. The Royal Fusiliers at Mons Canal 1914
2. The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's) at 2nd Ypres
3. Colonel Driant' s Chasseurs - Verdun 1916 -
4. 2nd Royal Munster Fusiliers, Etreux, 1914
5. Schutztruppe Askari - East Africa
6. 73rd Hanoverian Infantry Sturmbataillione, Cambrai, 1917
7. 5th Marines Belleau Wood
8. 7th Machine Gun Battalion (US) at Château-Thierry

9. French Fusiliers-marins "The ladies" at Dixmude - 1914 (asked to sacrifice themself and hold the city during 4 days, they held it for 3 weeks, stoping the german army. Their nickname was "ladies" because some of them were only 16/18 years old !)

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Baker's Dozen of Regiments That Made a Difference in Battle

1. The Royal Fusiliers at Mons Canal 1914
2. The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's) at 2nd Ypres
3. Colonel Driant' s Chasseurs - Verdun 1916 -
4. 2nd Royal Munster Fusiliers, Etreux, 1914
5. Schutztruppe Askari - East Africa
6. 73rd Hanoverian Infantry Sturmbataillione, Cambrai, 1917
7. 5th Marines Belleau Wood
8. 7th Machine Gun Battalion (US) at Château-Thierry
9. French Fusiliers-marins "The ladies" at Dixmude - 1914

10. 2nd Tyrolean Kaiserjäger Regiment (Austria-Hungary) at Hujcze - September 6-7, 1914



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The following article is the description of a relatively unknown action fought by the 2nd Tyrolean Kaiserjäger regiment in the late Summer of 1914 on the sandy plains of Northern Galicia in what is the present day Ukraine. In early September 1914,the best part of two battalions of the regiment, commanded by the youthful Oberst Alexander Brosch Edler von Aarenau were engaged by a six fold superior enemy force and were decimated in the ensuing action. In the epic that followed, the colonel was killed alongside many of his men and the regimental colour was captured by the Russians. The sacrifice of the regiment enabled the XVII.Korps and rest of the 3rd infantry division to successfully withdraw and evade capture and to build up a new defensive front. Following further withdrawals to the line of the River Dunajec the line was eventually stabilised. This article attempts to inform the reader in English of a much under reported theatre of operations in the Great War and in particular the capacity of the Austrian infantrymen so often maligned by contemporary authors. Holger Herwig in his "The First World War - Austria and Germany 1914-1918" rather unfairly describes the affair in a couple of lines as a senseless bayonet charge, which cost 2000 men which it did not and was not. Much of the specific action on the 6th and 7th of September 1914 is recounted from Ernst Wißhaupt's "Die Tiroler Kaiserjäger im Weltkriege" and the maps are also reproduced from that source and Österreich-Ungarns Letzter Krieg....

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[QUOTE=The Ibis;2232004]Baker's Dozen of Regiments That Made a Difference in Battle

1. The Royal Fusiliers at Mons Canal 1914
2. The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's) at 2nd Ypres
3. Colonel Driant' s Chasseurs - Verdun 1916 -
4. 2nd Royal Munster Fusiliers, Etreux, 1914
5. Schutztruppe Askari - East Africa
6. 73rd Hanoverian Infantry Sturmbataillione, Cambrai, 1917
7. 5th Marines Belleau Wood
8. 7th Machine Gun Battalion (US) at Château-Thierry
9. French Fusiliers-marins "The ladies" at Dixmude - 1914
10. 2nd Tyrolean Kaiserjäger Regiment (Austria-Hungary) at Hujcze - September 6-7, 1914

11.Le Régiment d'Infanterie Coloniale du Maroc (R.I.C.M.) Verdun, 1916 (Regained Fort Douaumont from the Germans.)

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Baker's Dozen of Regiments That Made a Difference in Battle

1. The Royal Fusiliers at Mons Canal 1914
2. The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's) at 2nd Ypres
3. Colonel Driant' s Chasseurs - Verdun 1916 -
4. 2nd Royal Munster Fusiliers, Etreux, 1914
5. Schutztruppe Askari - East Africa
6. 73rd Hanoverian Infantry Sturmbataillione, Cambrai, 1917
7. 5th Marines Belleau Wood
8. 7th Machine Gun Battalion (US) at Château-Thierry
9. French Fusiliers-marins "The ladies" at Dixmude - 1914
10. 2nd Tyrolean Kaiserjäger Regiment (Austria-Hungary) at Hujcze - September 6-7, 1914
11. Le Régiment d'Infanterie Coloniale du Maroc (R.I.C.M.) Verdun, 1916

12. 28th Infantry Regiment "The Lions of Cantigny" (US Army)

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Baker's Dozen of Regiments That Made a Difference in Battle

1. The Royal Fusiliers at Mons Canal 1914
2. The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's) at 2nd Ypres
3. Colonel Driant' s Chasseurs - Verdun 1916 -
4. 2nd Royal Munster Fusiliers, Etreux, 1914
5. Schutztruppe Askari - East Africa
6. 73rd Hanoverian Infantry Sturmbataillione, Cambrai, 1917
7. 5th Marines Belleau Wood
8. 7th Machine Gun Battalion (US) at Château-Thierry
9. French Fusiliers-marins "The ladies" at Dixmude - 1914
10. 2nd Tyrolean Kaiserjäger Regiment (Austria-Hungary) at Hujcze - September 6-7, 1914
11. Le Régiment d'Infanterie Coloniale du Maroc (R.I.C.M.) Verdun, 1916
12. 28th Infantry Regiment "The Lions of Cantigny" (US Army)

13. NZ Mounted Brigade at Beersheba - 1917
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This is a cover of Petit Journal from 5th December 1912. It's not from WW1 but still represents the same epoch and it's quite good for me.

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