This is a
in Nagasaki, Japan. It shows
Marinefeldartillerist Otto Schludetz
who served in the Marinefeld-Batterie of the III. Seebataillon in China between 1902-05.
He wears the
Tropical Uniform. The tunic has
a stand and fall collar and six plain brass domed buttons. The
shoulder straps are white with yellow insignia in the form of an imperial crown above two crossed anchors above the
battalion numeral III. The artillery battery wore a yellow flaming
grenade insignia superimposed over the crown and anchors. The tunic had plain cuffs and two buttoned
Matching khaki trousers
are worn tucked into high brown leather riding boots with stirrups.
He wears a khaki
Bortfeldt tropical helmet, with the marine infantry brass imperial
eagle and anchor above an imperial cockade. Note the chinstrap worn
folded over the front peak of the helmet.
His equipment is in
brown leather consisting of a Sam Brown style belt with an open belt
buckle, as used by the mounted artillery and cavalry of the Prussian
army. His sword is a Prussian army curved artillery sword with a
white other ranks sword knot ("Faustriemen").