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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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Big Lot, worth a buy? - last post by David McL.

Wehrmacht Combat Awards


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

Wehrmacht Awards, Badges and Decorations

  • 423 topics
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Blue Div. Anti-Tank Badge f... - last post by Snoman

Luftwaffe Combat Awards


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

Luftwaffe Awards, Badges and Decorations

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Fallschirmschützenabzeichen... - last post by Wermacht 1939

Kriegsmarine Combat Awards


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

Kriegsmarine Awards, Badges and Decorations

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KM badges with photo merge... - last post by JustinG

Wound Badges


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

Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz, Silber u. Gold.

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L/52 set - last post by Hans N

Service Awards of the Wehrmacht & SS

Service Awards, Medals and Decorations of the Wehrmacht & SS and all other German Military Branches

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SS 4 years medal - last post by CaptainScarlet

Political & Civilian Awards


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

Political and Civilian Awards of the Third Reich.

  • 173 topics
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Hitlerjugend Pin - last post by David McL.

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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Very early St u L GAB......... - last post by Nick H.

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Military ID's of the Wehrmacht & Waffen-SS

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

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Wehrpass KIA Greece (Massac... - last post by Bobesponjo

Award Certificates of the Wehrmacht & Waffen-SS

Award Certificates of the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS.

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KM award document lot from... - last post by JustinG

Photographic Images & Albums

Pictures, Portraits and Albums of the Third Reich

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Photo Reference Thread- Pou... - last post by Larry

Military & Civilian Paper material, documents & Ephemera

Military, Civilian & Political paper material, documents and ephemera.

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Share your Interesting Ster... - last post by Kevin H

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 Rossbach U-Boat Series - last post by Eric JB

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Heer Uniforms, Insignia & Clothing Headgear


  1. Original Heer Uniform Label & Stamps Reference Database,
  2. Original Heer Visor Cap Labels Reference Database

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

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opinions please - last post by Hagen

Luftwaffe Uniforms, Insignia & Clothing Headgear


  1. Original Luftwaffe Visor Cap Labels Reference Database,
  2. Original Luftwaffe Uniform Label & Stamps Reference Database

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

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Luftwaffe Winter Warmer - last post by Timothy D

Kriegsmarine Uniforms, Insignia & Clothing Headgear


  1. Original Kriegsmarine Uniform and Caps Label & Stamps Reference Database

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

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Kriegsmarine Cap Emblems - last post by Eric JB

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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Unusual Oak Pattern Camoufl... - last post by mayflower

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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Sudetenland single mount - last post by Dmv

German Steel Helmets


  1. Original Helmets Reference Database

Forum dedicated to the Stahlhelme of the Third Reich.

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German Helmet Net - last post by Timothy D

Personal Belongings, Gear & Buckles

Personal Equipment, Field Gear & Buckles of the German Wehrmacht. Including Radio Communication and Rations.

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German Folding Shovel or En... - last post by David McL.

Flags, Pennants & Banners

All types of Flags, Pennants and Banners of the Third Reich.

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flags collection - last post by Timothy D

Edged Weapons, Firearms & Ordnance


  1. Original Daggers Reference Database

Edged weapons (Daggers, Swords, Bayonets), Firearms (Guns) and Ordnance (Ammunition) of the Third Reich.

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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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SS Allach Candle Holder. - last post by Holden

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German Empire: Orders, Awards & Decorations

Orders, Awards & Military Decorations of the German Empire.

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New medal  bar - last post by Jim W.

German Empire: Clothing Headgear & Helmets

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

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Konnigsburg East Prussia Ca... - last post by Patrick Lewis

German Empire: Uniforms, Clothing & Insignia

Uniforms, Insignia and all sorts of Clothing of the German Empire.

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German WW1 displays - last post by Patrick Lewis

German Empire: Personal Belongings, Field Gear & Flags

Personal Equipment, Belongings, Gear and Flags of the German Empire. Included are Pennants & Banners.

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Is This a First World War G... - last post by Jingers

German Empire: Edged Weapons, Firearms & Ordnance

Edged Weapons (Bayonets, Swords), Firearms (Guns) & Ordnance (Ammo) of the German Empire.

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Horster Sword Identification - last post by torva_lupus

German Empire: Documents & Photographs

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

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Declaration of war! - last post by trouble8732

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 Bart V.

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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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August 16 1914. - last post by Martin W.

British Empire & Commonwealth: Uniforms, Clothing & Insignia

Forum for uniforms, clothing and insignia of the British Empire & Commonwealth Forces.

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8th corps Royal Engineers B... - last post by Marcel Bänziger

British Empire & Commonwealth: Clothing Headgear & Helmets


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

Forum for all clothing headgear & helmets of the British Empire & Commonwealth Forces.

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Royal Fusiliers (City of Lo... - 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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British Empire & Commonwealth: Personal Belongings, Field Gear & Flags

Forum for all personal belongings, field gear and flags of the British Empire & Commonwealth Forces. Included are Pennants & Banners.

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Princess Mary's Christm... - last post by GWilliamson

British Empire & Commonwealth: Edged Weapons, Firearms & Ordnance

Forum for all Edged Weapons, Firearms & Ordnance of the British Empire & Commonwealth Forces.

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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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Official, confidential docu... - last post by Jerry B

British Empire & Commonwealth: Home Front

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

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Home Front: 1939 to 1945 He... - last post by TinLid

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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Mercian Brigade and Mercian... - last post by David McL.

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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, Insignia & Clothing

Uniforms, Insignia and all type of Clothing of the US Army, Navy & Marine Corps

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My USAAF 8AF A2's with... - last post by Eric JB

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

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

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McCord front seam fixed bail - last post by Kozowy1967

US Army, Navy & Marine Corps: Personal Belongings, Field Gear & Flags

Equipment, Personal belongings, Field gear and Flags of the US Army, Navy & Marine Corps. Included are Pennants & Banners.

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Medic pouch - last post by Dani R.

US Army, Navy & Marine Corps: Edged Weapons, Firearms & Ordnance

Edged Weapons (Daggers, Bayonets, Swords) Firearms (Guns) & Ordnance (Ammo) of the US Army, Navy & Marine Corps.

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M1 Bayonets - last post by Fiziwater

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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Neat Little Find - last post by David McL.

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Austrio-Hungarian Empire

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

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Austrian Medal Bar - last post by Jim W.

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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Framed  Legion of  Honour... - last post by Jim W.

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 Sobel

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 doc , i would like mo... - last post by Stuk Af

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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Portraits of Russian Soldiers - last post by Sobel

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Bundesrepublik Deutschland


  1. Austria 1955-

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

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Lets see your Bundeswehr vi... - last post by Steve L

Deutsche Demokratische Republik

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

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30 Year Jubilee - 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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Postwar photos of veterans... - last post by Eric JB

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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Painted soldier portrait co... - last post by Eric JB

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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Oldies & Evergreens - last post by David McL.

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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Bovington  Tank  museum - last post by Jim W.

Military Modelling Forum

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

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East German T72 - last post by Timothy D

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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New Book on cuff titles - last post by Bart V.

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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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SPONSOR: Militaria Plaza - last post by Dmv

Offers for and from Members

Offers from and for HWMF Members or offers to support the community.

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FREE Kriegsmarine Portrait - last post by Bart V.

Militaria Trade and Exchange 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.

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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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Saxon Friedrich August Medal - last post by Jim W.

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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