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Guidelines & Announcements


  1. HOW TO: How do I use the Forum?,
  2. FORUM RAFFLES

In order to use our Forum we ask that you read our Forum Rules & Guidelines, which are found here. Announcements from Historical War Militaria will also be posted here.

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Feedback & Suggestions

Suggest and discuss new ideas for our Forum or if you have feedback about our Forum? One suggestion per thread.

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Member's Introduction

New to Historical War Militaria Forum? Why don't you introduce yourself, so we get to know each other. HWMF stimulates a close and friendly Community.

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Knight's Cross Holders - Ritterkreuzträgers

Dedicated section for all artifacts, photographs and documentation to the German Knight's Cross Holders (Ritterkreuzträgers).

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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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Service & Combat Awards of the Wehrmacht


  1. Heer Awards and Decorations,
  2. Luftwaffe Awards and Decorations,
  3. Kriegsmarine Awards and Decorations,
  4. Wound Badges,
  5. Reference Databases for Wehrmacht Awards

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

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German 1957 Awards & Decorations


  1. Original German 1957 Awards and Badges Reference Database,
  2. Postwar Productions by Souval, St&L

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

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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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Photographic Images & Albums

Pictures, Portraits and Albums of the Third Reich.

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Third Reich Paper Material, Documents & Ephemera


  1. Personalities & Veteran Signed Material

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

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Heer, Luftwaffe and Waffen-SS


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

Uniforms, Insignia & Clothing Headgear (Schiffchen, Schirmmütze) of the Heer Infanterie & Panzertruppen and Luftwaffe (Ground and Flying Forces). Until further activity is gained, the Waffen-SS & SS section is incorporated in this section!

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Kriegsmarine & Küstenartillerie


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

All militaria such as Uniforms and Insignia, Clothing Headgear and Equipment of the Kriegsmarine & Coastal Artillery (Küstenartillerie).
Update: Specific Equipment & Material related to the Kriegsmarine should also be posted here!

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Political & Civilian Organizations of the Third Reich


  1. Political & Civil Awards and Decorations,
  2. Art, Trench Art & Paintings of the Third Reich

All Material such as Uniforms, Insignia, Headgear & Awards 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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General Equipment & Steel Helmets of the Wehrmacht


  1. Daggers, Swords & Bayonets

Personal Belongings, General Equipment, Field Gear & Buckles of the German Armed Forces. Including Radio Communication and Rations. Daggers, Swords & Bayonets included
German 'Stahlhelme' are now posted in this Section!

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Cap Badges of the British Empire & Commonwealth Forces


  1. Original Cap Badges Reference Database,
  2. Fake Cap Badges Reference Database

Forum for all Cap Badges from the British Empire & Commonwealth Forces.

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Uniforms, Equipment & Clothing Headgear

Forum for all Uniforms, Equipment & Clothing headgear as well as helmets of the British Empire & Commonwealth Forces.

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Helmets of the British & Commonwealth Forces


  1. The Brodie Helmet and its Derivatives

All type of helmets related to the British Army & Commonwealth Forces may be posted here.

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Non-Combat Items of the British Empire & Commonwealth


  1. Documents, Photographs & ID's

Everything related to the Home Front of the British Army & Commonwealth Forces and Non-Combat related items.

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Orders, Awards & Decorations

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

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German Empire & Weimar Republic


  1. German Empire: Orders, Awards & Decorations,
  2. Austrio-Hungarian Empire,
  3. Weimar Republic & Freikorps

Forum dedicated to all Militaria of Imperial Germany (Deutsches Kaiserreich).

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United States Armed Forces


  1. U.S. Orders, Awards & Decorations

All Militaria such as Uniforms, Personals Belongings & Equipment, Edged Weapons and Headgear of the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, Civil Air Patrol and more...

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Kingdom of Belgium, the Netherlands & French Republic


  1. Flemish, Walloon & Dutch Collaboration

All Militaria related to the Belgian, French & Dutch Army and Flemish, Dutch & Walloon Collaboration. Including Vichy France.

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Global Militaria


  1. Empire of Great Japan,
  2. Kingdom of Norway,
  3. Bundesrepublik Deutschland & Deutsche Demokratische Republik,
  4. Russian Empire & Soviet Union,
  5. Kingdom of Italy,
  6. Republic of Finland

Forum filled with sub-sections for all militaria from global nations (non-specified in other fora).

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Historical Research to Allied & Axis Powers


  1. Research 12. SS-Panzer-Division Hitlerjugend

General & Individual Research to Allied & Axis Powers
No book discussion or presentation, please post these in the dedicated Audio-Visual Material & Books Forum

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Firearms & Ammunition of the War

All types of Firearms & Ammunition from all nations

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My Collection Showcase

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

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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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Back Then & As Today

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!
Currently everything related to Archaeology, can be posted here.

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Military Modelling Forum

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

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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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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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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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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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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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