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German Cross: Iron Cross, War Merit & Knight’s Cross


  1. Original Iron Cross & Knight's Cross Reference Database,
  2. Fake Iron Cross & Knight's Cross Reference Database

The Iron Cross Awards: Eisernes Kreuz 1. u. 2. Klasse, Kriegsverdienstkreuz, Deutsches Kreuz in Silber u. Gold and Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes.

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EK's minis - last post by Sanya13

Wehrmacht Awards and Decorations


  1. Original Heer Awards & Decorations Reference Database,
  2. Fake Heer Awards & Decorations Reference Database

Awards (Badges, Medals...) and Decorations of the Wehrmacht - Heer

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Juncker nikel-silver IAB - last post by John R.

Luftwaffe Awards and Decorations


  1. Original Luftwaffe Awards & Decorations Reference Database,
  2. Fake Luftwaffe Awards & Decorations Reference Database

Awards (Badges, Medals...) and Decorations of the Luftwaffe

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My Luftwaffe badges - last post by Sarge

Kriegsmarine Awards and Decorations


  1. Original Kriegsmarine Awards & Decorations Reference Database,
  2. Fake Kriegsmarine Awards & Decorations Reference Database

Awards (Badges, Medals...) and Decorations of the Kriegsmarine

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Original Tirpitz Erinnerung... - last post by Bart V.

Wound Badges


  1. Original Reference Database for the Wound Badges,
  2. Fake Reference Database for the Wound Badges

Verwundetenabzeichen (Wound Badges) in Schwarz, Silber u. Gold.

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Opinions on  this one please - last post by Hans N

Service Awards of the Wehrmacht & SS

Service Awards and Decorations of the Wehrmacht & SS / Third Reich.
Includes: Campaign Medals & Shields, Ostmedaille, Hindenburg Cross and Sport Badges.

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4 Years Wehrmacht service - last post by John R.

Political & Civil Awards and Decorations


  1. Goldenes Ehrenzeichen der NSDAP, Blutorden & Coburger Ehrenzeichen,
  2. Tinnies, Stickpins and Member badges

Political and Civil Awards, Orders & Decoration of the Third Reich.

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Red Cross medal MM "13... - last post by Ian Hulley

German 1957 Awards & Decorations


  1. Original German 1957 Awards and Badges Reference Database

Redesigned 1957 Awards, Badges & Decorations of the Third Reich.

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A full harbour ! - last post by Bobesponjo

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Award Certificates & Military ID's


  1. Fake Certificates & Documents Reference Database,
  2. Fake Military IDs Reference Database

Award Certificates, Soldbücher, Wehrpässe and other Military ID’s of the Wehrmacht & Waffen-SS.

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16. Infanterie-Division / P... - last post by Kevin H

Photographic Images & Albums

Pictures, Portraits and Albums of the Third Reich.

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Visor cap portraits. - last post by Bart V.

Third Reich Paper Material, Documents & Ephemera

All sorts of Third Reich: (Para-) Military, Civilian & Political Paper Material, Documents and Ephemera.
Includes: Feldpost & Sterbebilder.

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Share your Interesting Ster... - last post by Eric JB

Personalities & Veteran Signed Material


  1. Signed First Day Covers

Signatures or other signed material of all high personalities and veterans of the Third Reich.

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Hans Teusen - last post by John R.

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Heer Uniforms, Insignia & Clothing Headgear


  1. Wehrmacht, Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine Reference Database for Labels & Stamps

Uniforms, Insignia & Clothing Headgear (Schiffchen, Schirmmütze) of the Heer.

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Carl Halfar - last post by David McL.

Luftwaffe Uniforms, Insignia & Clothing Headgear

Uniforms, Insignia and Clothing Headgear of the Luftwaffe. This Forum also includes the Luftwaffe Flight Equipment.

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Three Fliegerbluse - last post by L 76

Kriegsmarine Uniforms, Insignia & Clothing Headgear


  1. Kriegsmarine Awards and Decorations,
  2. Flotilla & Vessels of the Kriegsmarine

Uniforms and Insignia, Clothing Headgear and Equipment of the Kriegsmarine. Including Coastal Artillery (Küstenartillerie).

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Kriegsmarine Beamter unifor... - last post by André H

Waffen-SS & SS Uniforms, Insignia and Clothing Headgear

Uniforms, Insignia and Clothing Headgear of the SS (Schutzstaffel) & Waffen-SS. Including all German WWII Police Forces.

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Uniforms, Headgear and Insignia of the Political & Civilian Organizations

Uniforms and Insignia, Clothing Headgear and insignia of all Third Reich's Political (NSDAP, SA) and Civilian organisations (DAF). Included are all other organisations of the Third Reich not covered in the other sections (NSKK, RAD, Organisation Todt etc.).

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could you authenticate this... - last post by Bob Coleman

German Steel Helmets


  1. Original Helmets Reference Database

Forum dedicated to the Stahlhelme of the Third Reich.

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Show your SS helmet thread - last post by Sonderbefehls

Equipment, Belongings, Flags and Weaponry


  1. Edged Weapons, Firearms & Ordnance

Personal Belongings Equipment, Field Gear & Buckles of the German Armed Forces. Including Radio Communication and Rations.
Flags, Pennants, Banners and Weaponry included

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Art, Trench Art & Paintings of the Third Reich


  1. Fake Art, Trench Art & Paintings Reference Database

All Cultural objects, Busts and (WWII Trench) Art of the Third Reich. Including all types of Jewelry, Paintings and Tableware.

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German Empire: Orders, Awards & Decorations

Orders, Awards & Military Decorations of the German Empire.

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Let's see your Imperial... - last post by Mark P

German Empire: Uniforms, Equipment and Belongings


  1. Edged Weapons, Firearms & Ordnance

Uniforms, Personal Equipment & Belongings, Field Gear and Flags of the German Empire.

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fire officers dagger - last post by John Jury

German Empire: Clothing Headgear & Helmets

Clothing Headgear & Helmets (Stahlhelme, Pickelhaube) of the German Empire.

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My M16 sturmtuppen helmet - last post by Bart V.

German Empire: Documents & Photographs

German WW1 Pictures, Portraits and Documents of the German Empire.

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Photo to Identify - Hans Ga... - last post by Bart V.

Weimar Republic & Freikorps

All Memorabilia related to the Weimar Republic (1918-1933) & Freikorps.

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Baltic Crosses- Let's s... - last post by Jim W.

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British Empire & Commonwealth: Orders, Awards & Decorations

Forum for all orders, awards & decorations of the British Empire & Commonwealth Forces.

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British Empire & Commonwealth: Uniforms, Equipment and Belongings


  1. Edged Weapons, Firearms & Ordnance

Uniforms (including Insignia), Personals Belongings & Equipment, Gear and Weaponry of the British Empire & Commonwealth Forces.

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British Empire & Commonwealth: Clothing Headgear & Helmets


  1. Original Cap Badges Reference Database,
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Forum for all clothing headgear & helmets of the British Empire & Commonwealth Forces.

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Cap Badge  accessories - last post by David McL.

The Brodie Helmet and its Derivatives


  1. Original Reference Database for Brodie Helmets & Derivatives,
  2. Maker Markings Reference

Specific and Specialized Section for the Brodie Helmets & its Derivatives from all Nations & Periods.

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Mk2 flashed identification - last post by TinLid

British Empire & Commonwealth: Documents & Photographs

Pictures, Portraits and all types of Document (Military ID's, Award Certificates) of the British Army & Commonwealth Forces.

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PHOTO TO IDENTIFY - BRITISH... - last post by Martin W.

British Empire & Commonwealth: Home Front

Everything related to the Home Front of the British Army & Commonwealth Forces.

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WW1 Tank Trench Art - last post by Sonderbefehls

British Empire & Commonwealth: Pre-1914 - Post-1945

Forum for all Militaria related to the British Empire & Commonwealth (United Kingdom: 1707-1914 and Post-1945)

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Airborne forces camouflage... - last post by Jerry B

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US Army, Navy & Marine Corps: Orders, Awards & Decorations

Orders, Awards & Decorations of the US Army, Navy and Marine Corps.

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Help to id ribbon bar. - last post by Hagen

US Army, Navy & Marine Corps: Uniforms, Equipment & Belongings


  1. Edged Weapons, Firearms & Ordnance

Uniforms, Personals Belongings & Equipment, Gear and Flags of the US Army, Navy & Marine Corps.

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USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60) Em... - last post by Nestunk

US Army, Navy & Marine Corps: Clothing Headgear & Helmets

Clothing Headgear & Helmets of the US Army, Navy & Marine Corps.

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US Army, Navy & Marine Corps: Documents & Photographs

Pictures, Portraits and all types of Document (Military ID's, Award Certificates) of the US Army, Navy & Marine Corps.

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help identify this document... - last post by Bryang

US Army, Navy & Marine Corps: After 1945

All Memorabilia of the US Army, Navy & Marine Corps from after World War 2.

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Jet Pilot knife 1967 - last post by Sarge

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Austrio-Hungarian Empire

All Militaria related to the Austrio-Hungarian Army & Empire (1867-1918)

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Kuk Felt helmet - last post by John R.

Empire of Great Japan


  1. Post-1947 Japan

All Militaria of the Japanese Army & Empire of Great Japan (1868-1947)

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Japanese Order of the Sacre... - last post by Pierce F.

French Republic & Vichy France


  1. Post-1945 French Republic

All Militaria related to the Military and Resistance of the French Republic & Vichy France

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French WW1 Croix de Guerre - last post by Bart V.

Kingdom of Belgium


  1. Flemish / Walloon Collaboration & Resistance,
  2. Post-1945 Kingdom of Belgium

All Militaria related to the Belgian Army and Kingdom of Belgium, Flemish & Walloon Collaboration.

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Commemorative Medal of the... - last post by Stuk Af

Kingdom of Bulgaria


  1. Post-1946 Republic of Bulgaria

All Militaria related to the Bulgarian Army & Kingdom of Bulgaria (1908-1946)

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Order of Civil Merit - last post by John R.

Kingdom of Italy


  1. Post-1946 Italian Republic

All Militaria related to the Italian Army & Kingdom of Italy (1861-1946)

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Benito Mussolini's ribb... - last post by Pierce F.

Kingdom of the Netherlands


  1. Dutch Collaboration & Resistance,
  2. Post-1945 Kingdom of the Netherlands

All Militaria related to the Dutch Army & Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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Dutch NSB Commemorative Med... - last post by dave b

Russian Empire & Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

All Militaria related to the Russian Army & Empire (1721–1917) and the Soviet Army & Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (1917-1991).

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pilots cap ? - last post by Kevin1947

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Bundesrepublik Deutschland


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Forum for all Militaria related to the Bundesrepublik Deutschland (West-Germany) (1949-1990)

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Merry Christmas BW friends ! - last post by Steve L

Deutsche Demokratische Republik

Forum for all Militaria related to the Deutsche Demokratische Republik (East-Germany) (1949-1989)

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Merry Christmas comrades ! - last post by Steve L

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Resources for Historical Research

Find here all resources and material for historical research.

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WW2 Memoirs of Joe Brown - last post by Bart V.

Research to Central & Axis Powers


  1. Individual Research to Central & Axis Powers,
  2. Unit / Battles Research of the Central & Axis Powers

Fora for researching the Central & Axis Powers.

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Panzer-Regiment 35 - last post by Bart V.

Research to Entente & Allied Powers

Fora for researching the Entente & Allied Powers.

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Online database of bombs dr... - last post by Bart V.

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My Collection Showcase

Share here your Collection of War Memorabilia, Artifacts & Antiques with the Forum.

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My KM and KA collection - last post by Bart V.

The Collector's Inn


  1. Outgoing Links

The Forum's own "Café René" where you can sit back, grab a cup of coffee or a cold ice-tea and discuss anything and everything related to daily life.

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What represents your Avatar? - last post by Sonderbefehls

Back Then & As Today


  1. Museums & Battlefields,
  2. Military / Militaria Collecting Events

All About War "Then & Now" Pictures. Find more to Military History & Army Museums and Battlefields or share details about events or plan your trips and much more!

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U 534 Before it was cut up. - last post by Sonderbefehls

Military Modelling Forum

Share here everything related to Military Modelling, Casts and Scale Models.

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Bismarck/Hood - last post by Jim W.

Audio-Visual Material & Books

Audio-Visual Material & Books from A to Z incl. War History Books, Movies, Audio Files or Videos and Reviews and Recommend Reading.
Authors: You can present your book(s) here.

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Kettenhund! by Gordon Willi... - last post by John R.

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Sponsors Forum: Updates & Announcements

Forum for our Sponsors. Here our sponsors can post upcoming updates or announcements to their shop.

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Emeredato Update 2/11 - last post by Bart V.

Militaria Trade & Offer Corner


  1. Buyer & Seller's Reputation

This is the only Sales Forum where you are allowed to trade or exchange militaria to whatever your desire. Want to help new members or our community? Than you can offer militaria here.

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KM and Heer badges for trade! - last post by André H

German Militaria for Sale


  1. Awards and Badges,
  2. Photographic and Documental Material,
  3. Uniforms and Insignia,
  4. Cloth Headgear and Helmets,
  5. Personal Equipment and Gear,
  6. Daggers, Bayonets and Swords,
  7. Books for Sale,
  8. Reproductions and Fantasy (Fakes) Militaria

Sell your German Militaria 1914-1945 in this Forum.
Misbehaving will result in a Ban and if needed further action(s)

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Wehrpass (CCC) - last post by Diaspora1942

Allied & Other Nations Militaria for Sale

Sell your Allied & others Nations Militaria 1914-1945 in this Forum.
Misbehaving will result in a Ban and if needed further action(s)

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3 MP/SP armbands/$35.00 - last post by Mark Carter

Militaria Wanted

Looking for militaria but can't find it or hunting for more? You can make your own Wanted Militaria thread in this section.

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