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Uniform Identification Required

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I received a letter from Rob Morgan with the 2 photographs attached enclosed. Rob asks:
A photograph turned up in a packet full of WW1 re-enactors from the now defunct Eastern Front Association. Most of them are dressed as german late-war stormtroopers or French or Russian infantry. But this I can't identify...French?...Belgian?...Serb?...surely not American?

There is no insignia, no weapon, one suggestion is it could be a Czech soldier one of them who rampaged along the Trans Siberian Railway on armoured trainscausing havoc on their way home
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Any help for Rob would be appreciated.
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Mmm tricky. The hat's quite Serbian but the greatcoat is late French? Perhaps a late war Serb re-equipped in Corfu?

By no means a specialist area for me though.

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Looks vaguely Austrian, certainly the Stelets 20mm ones I have look similar. It's not French, wrong colour.
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Ian Shaw wrote: 11 Apr 2018, 13:52 ..It's not French, wrong colour.
I thought that latterly the French moved on to a khaki greatcoat?
Also were the Austrians not grey clad?

Still not my specialism though.

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it would have been a lot easier if we had a photo of the front of the greatcoat ,it looks very like a Serbian volunteers force uniform to me ,very similar to a WW1 version. cheers John
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Not mt special subject but found - I can agree with Serbia.
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I'd go with Serbian, they were equipped late WW1 from French stocks, so potentially a khaki greatcoat from colonial stocks.
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