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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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EK1 Schinkel in the box - last post by Sanya13

Wehrmacht Combat Awards


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

Wehrmacht Awards, Badges and Decorations

  • 421 topics
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GAB Opinions - last post by Buckeye

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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Luftwaffe good...our not.. - last post by Sebastien T.

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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J.C. Maedicke KRIMS & JFS - last post by The Druid

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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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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Legion Condor ribbon bar - last post by Pierce F.

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.

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Mutterkreuz - last post by The Druid

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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Second Pattern D-frame RK - last post by Rüdiger L.

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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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Nachtschlachtgruppe 3 - RK,... - last post by Kevin H

Award Certificates of the Wehrmacht & Waffen-SS

Award Certificates of the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS.

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Tirpitz documents. Fake or... - last post by André H

Photographic Images & Albums

Pictures, Portraits and Albums of the Third Reich

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SS wedding portraits - last post by Larry

Military & Civilian Paper material, documents & Ephemera

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

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Translation Please - 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 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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WH M41 Major General Uniform - last post by Bart V.

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 Officer photos - last post by John Jury

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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Some trade insignia and eagles - last post by JustinG

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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Latvia youth armband , and... - last post by Bob Coleman

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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Relic Fallschirmjager Helmet. - last post by Sonderbefehls

Personal Belongings, Gear & Buckles

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

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Presentation "Fernglasm... - last post by Coloprimus

Flags, Pennants & Banners

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

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Tiny NSDAP Flag - last post by The Druid

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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My new MG34 parts build - last post by PioneerRAE

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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Amber casket - last post by Eric JB

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German Empire: Orders, Awards & Decorations

Orders, Awards & Military Decorations of the German Empire.

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EK2  and  Hindenburg  bar - last post by Scott G.

German Empire: Clothing Headgear & Helmets

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

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Prussian police .... - last post by Stuk Af

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 Timothy D

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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World War 1 Shell Cases - last post by Jerry B

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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Unknown para-military ? - last post by John Jury

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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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Home Guard 10th Norfolk bat... - last post by newoq11

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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Victorian Volunteer battail... - last post by Jerry B

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 Factory Civil Defence - last post by TinLid

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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Crown & Anchor dice game - last post by Jerry B

British Empire & Commonwealth: Edged Weapons, Firearms & Ordnance

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

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gun camera - last post by Martin W.

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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MMP Corporal - last post by Eric JB

British Empire & Commonwealth: Home Front

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

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The "On War Service... - last post by Martin W.

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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Crimean war commemorative - last post by Jim W.

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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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US First World War research - last post by Jim W.

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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82nd Airborne Medic's G... - last post by Dani R.

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 trouble8732

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 The Druid

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Austrio-Hungarian Empire

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

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Karl Truppen Kreuz - last post by Hagen

Empire of Great Japan


  1. Post-1947 Japan

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

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rising sun imperial Japanes... - last post by kylet17

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 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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Belgian Helmet - last post by R&S

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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Republic of Austria: Silver... - 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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Ehrenzeichen der VP - 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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DRK Vermisstenbildliste: A... - last post by Kevin H

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 Sepp45

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 humble collection - last post by The Druid

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 The Druid

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 Polish movie about The... - last post by Timothy D

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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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Militaria Plaza update - last post by Militariaplaza

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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Sorting the Bookshelves....... - last post by StGeorge64

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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WANTED: Paperwork..... - last post by StGeorge64

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