White Tropical Uniform
Reproduced from the Doppler
Collection by kind permission
Officers of the Seebatallione based in tropical climates (such as Tsingtao) were issued with a
white cotton summer uniform. This uniform was worn before the war on
general peacetime duties and parades. Although this particular
tunic has no pockets, some versions had two hip pockets and a distinctive single
left breast pocket unique to the German marine infantry.
This uniform would not
have been worn in action officers would
have worn the khaki uniform as described on
the Tsingtao Page on this website.
In the photo on the left
the officer is shown wearing a 1900-01 China campaign medal (see
Medals Details Page).
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generosity in sharing these photos with us by not reproducing them
without prior permission. All photographs on this page are copyright
Doppler © 2005
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