© Doppler Collection
A photograph of a troop of the naval
field artillery battery ("Marine Feld Batterie") of the
III. Seebataillon taken in Tsingtao prior to the First World War.
They wear the
Tropical Uniform with
Bortfeldt Tropical Helmets. The Marine Feld Batterie wore
identical uniforms to the rest of the III. Seebataillon but with two crossed cannon
super-imposed over their shoulder strap insignia (see
Insignia Page). Of special note is the
cartouche belt worn over the shoulder, unique to the Marine Feld Batterie,
and the mounted equipment including rifle buckets (see close up below).
The mounts themselves appear to be mules, probably locally acquired.