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Offline Doc Holloman

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WWI Officer Rank Insignia
« on: July 19, 2023, 03:49:18 PM »
Were the rank insignia worn by Company and Field Grade officers in the field subdued like the branch and  other insignia worn on the collar, or were they bright finish as worn in WWII?

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Re: WWI Officer Rank Insignia
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2023, 10:18:25 PM »
Subdued/blackened   Some officers had enlisted uniforms to wear in the field, without the cuff stripes, etc.  I have no bright collar brass in my collection except the post-war stuff.

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Re: WWI Officer Rank Insignia
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2023, 04:14:55 PM »
Thanks.  So a Major would have a browned oakleaf?

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Re: WWI Officer Rank Insignia
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2023, 09:20:43 PM »
Blackened/browned insignia of the Great War was an enlisted thing - Officers wore none at all, or regular bright rank and darkened Branch insignia.

There weren's hordes of Officers then, as now - men 'knew' who their leaders were.

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