25th (1st Württemberg) Dragoons "Queen Olga"

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The 25th (1st Württemberg) Dragoons “Queen Olga” (Dragoner-Regiment „Königin Olga“ (1. Württembergisches) Nr. 25) were a cavalry regiment of the Army of Württemberg. The regiment was originally formed in 1806 as Chevau-légers, but reorganized as dragoons in 1870. The regiment took part in the Franco-Prussian war and served with the 7th Cavalry Division in World War I.

On 1 May 1919 the regiment was disbanded, with the 1st Squadron/18th Horse bearing its tradition in the new Reichsheer.

References[edit]

  • Schulz, Hugo (1992). Die bayerischen, sächsischen, und württembergischen Kavallerie- Regimenter : 1913/1914 ; nach dem Gesetz vom 3. Juli 1913. Augsburg: Weltbild. pp. 105–111. ISBN 3893503420. 
  • Günther Voigt, Germany's Army Until 1918. Volume 7, Biblio Verlag, Osnabrück 1986, ISBN 3-7648-1494-2.
  • Hans-Joachim Harder: Military History Guide Baden-Württemberg. Published by the Military History Research Office. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1987, ISBN 3-17-009856-X
  • Regimental commander in 1906-08