|I had originally given this soldier a tentative identification as a member of the Imperial German Seebattalion but he
is in all likelihood a member of either the 5th or 6th East Asian Infantry Regiments of the Ostasiatische
He's wearing a dark blue Litewka tunic with barley visible red collar patches and the khaki peaked cap issued to
these two regiments in place of the straw hat worn by other units. The bold "Auf Wiedersehen!" title on the card
mount implies that the photograph was taken just prior to this man shipping out to his overseas posting, possibly the
Boxer Rebellion in China (1900).
R. Schubert - Photographer
Berlin W. Potsdamerstr. 3, Germany