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The k.k. Landesschützen (literal: Imperial-Royal [k.k.] country shooters) - from January 16, 1917 Kaiserschützen
Kaiserschützen
(literal: Imperial rifles) - has been three regiments of Austro-Hungarian mountain infantry during the kaiserliche und königliche Monarchie (literal: k.u.k. Monarchy). As a rule, only Tyrolean and Vorarlbergen men were hired in the Landesschützen.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Deployments 1914-1918

2 Military awards

2.1 Officer Awards 2.2 OR Awards

3 Further reading

History[edit] Established 19 December 1870 with ten Tyrolian Landesschützen (Territorial Infantry) battalions, there were two companies of mounted infantry added in 1872. In 1906 they were reorganized in the pattern of the Italian Alpini
Alpini
as pure mountain troops. Despite being territorial forces, the Kaiserschützen
Kaiserschützen
were used in the First World War in many theatres and took heavy losses. Deployments 1914-1918[edit]

Galicia: Lemberg, Gródek, Przemyśl, Pilica, Limanowa Lapanow, Gorlice Tarnów, Carpathia Serbia Tirol, Carniola: Monte Cristallo, Monte Piano, Falzarego, Tofana, Col di Lana, Marmolada, and others

They were principally deployed in opposition to the Italian Alpini. By the date of the armistice, 4 November 1918, the second and third regiments were positioned on Zugna Torta, over Monte Corno, up to Monte Spil. The first regiment were up to the Adamello-Presanella Alps. Military awards[edit] Members of the Kaiserschützen
Kaiserschützen
have been awarded the following military decorations: Officer Awards[edit]

5 Military Maria Theresa Orders 4 Order of the Iron Crown 2nd Class 2 military merit crosses 2nd Class 29 Leopold orders 166 Order of the Iron Crown 3rd Class 563 military merit crosses 3rd Class 427 Signum Laudis in silver 1,111 Signum Laudis in bronze 13 Golden Medal of Honor for officers 14 silver valor medals for officers

OR Awards[edit]

130 Golden Medal of Honor 2,797 Silver Medal of Valor 1st Class 9,820 Silver Medal of Valor 2nd Class 13,025 Bronze Medal of Honor

Further reading[edit]

Heinz von Lichem: Spielhahnstoß und Edelweiß. Stocker, Graz
Graz
(1977) (in German) OL 2513490W Karl Glückmann: Das Heerwesen der österreichisch-ungarischen Monarchie : für den Unterricht und das Selbststudium Vienna: L.W. Seidel & sohn (1911) (in German) OCLC 805385825 Georg Bartl: Tiroler Landesschützen/ Kaiserschützen
Kaiserschützen
– Ein Rückblick Innsbruck
Innsbruck
(1930) (in German) OCLC 800808736 Günther Hebert: Das Alpenkorps: Aufbau, Organisation und Einsatz einer Gebirgstruppe im ersten Weltkrieg (in German) OCLC 17863075 H. Boldt, (1988) ISBN 3-7646-1860-4 (in German) OCLC 

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