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Deutschmeister, colloquial name of the former infantry regiment "Hoch- und Deutschmeister" no. 4 (established in 1696), based at Vienna. Facings sky-blue (dark blue tunic, blue trousers - after 1908 worn only during parades), under the command of the "Hoch- und Deutschmeister" (later merely honorary title). Traditional regiment in the Austrian Army during the 1st and 2nd  Republics (now infantry regiment 2). Traditional memorial day June 18 (1757, Battle at Kolin). In the German Wehrmacht, the 44th Infantry Division carried the name of "Hoch- und Deutschmeister" (annihilated at Stalingrad, later reconstituted). Still famous today are the Deutschmeister regimental band and the Deutschmeister Regiment March, composed in 1893 by W. A. Jurek. There are monuments at several locations, including statues by A. Weber and J. Benk next to the Rossauer barracks in Vienna.


Edmund Finke, Kaiserlich (und) Koenigliche Hoch- und Deutschmeister, 1978.