Dog tags

June 12th, 2014
by andrzej

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Dog tags 


Is a sign of identity of an individual having permit the identification of a fallen soldier. Their origin dates back to the American Civil War, but before the First World War forced their widespread use. In acceding to the war, the armies of some formations were not equipped. Use of new technical measures, the course of events, and a huge amount of dead hampered their identification and records buried. Began to equip soldiers dog tags. Those found accidentally not necessarily belong to the dead. They were in fact often escape during the fight and quarters. However, an important trace which left a great war. Here’s how it looked in the various armies fighting for our lands:




Dog Tags (not all) in the tsarist army took the form of a disc of Avg. about 45 mm, made of an alloy of copper and have a hole to thread the strap or cord. They were worn around the neck under his uniform (at times that special pokrowcach) kick on him no. company, the abbreviated name of the regiment or other formations and a personal no. under which a soldier was listed in the records. It happened that on the reverse side of the soldiers themselves nanosili your name. 182 and Infantry Regiment belonged to the 46 th Infantry Division 25 Corps Armijnym. In 1914, the focus in the area of Hrubieszowa. In July 1915, he fought in the area Dzierzkowice and official against the legions of the First Brigade.


ARMY Austro-Hungarian


Soldiers had ckarmii Dog Tags (Legitimationkapsel) in the form of a rectangular opening medallion of dimensions. 50 × 34 mm. The upper part of the damage were to thread a cord which was worn. They are also placed in covers made of the canvas or leather. Was placed inside a special card containing the name, date of birth, religion, and other identifying information.




German dog tags were very diverse in terms of shape. They were made mostly of sheet zinc. They had two holes for hanging on the neck. Patchy was also the content posted on it.



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