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  2. The markings are from left to right: [broad arrow] 1942 [some kind of badge/logo] LT W.D. RN373438 “WD” and “RN” seem fairly self evident. I’m hoping that number might be the key.
  3. Here’s one - the markings are a little hard to make out. I’ll take some better pics when I get home. Thanks for replying, by the way.. I’d really love to find out about it.
  4. Hi, this is some interesting information. I would imagine that the British flags would be similar to German In that the specific size would be for a certain ship size. I have a British union jack from the HMS Ariadne which was traded for a few professional baseball caps. I really can't say I have seen a date stamped on a flag before. Anyway, here is a good image of a British Ensign. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/wwii-huge-mint-british-royal-navy-1918458542 These are the typical stamping on a flag like this. I would love to see photos if you pick it up. Best Regards, JustinG
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  6. I do not think this website answers your question but is has some nice pictures of the makings on the crosses: http://www.bayoswede.se/45046742
  7. I've seen the thread detailing the makers of the Hindenburg Cross which is hugely helpful, however I was wondering whether there is any evidence of different makers specialising in the combatants, non-combatants and widows versions or whether all makers made all variants. I'd be grateful for any insight
  8. Hello sir, I got this medal from a lot of medals from a 2nd World War veteran. I am Brazilian and as far as I know this is not a Brazilian medal. her verse is completely "smooth" It is similar to Chile's "Minerva Medal". But still her design is very different I hope you can help me. I appreciate your opinions
  9. I believe the 'Unknown' R.A.D. man is none other than G.A.F. Inspector Dr. Wilhelm Decker..
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  11. Hey guys! I’m trying to find out some history on a RN ensign I just bought. It’s dated 1942, stamped with WD and the broad arrow, and has “RN 373438” stamped on the bunting along with some kind of badge/crest/logo. I’m hoping that that number links it to a particular vessel. It allegedly came from an RN “torpedo unit” according to the vendor. I’d love to know it’s history, and if anyone can tell me what vessel it came off. It’s also 168cm long, for reference.
  12. General der Infanterie Ernst Dehner - Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse - Königlich Bayerischer Militärverdienstorden 4. Klasse mit Schwertern - Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichung 1. Klasse - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichung 3. Klasse - - Königlich Bayerischer Prinz Regent Luitpoldmedaille - ??? Looks like a larger ribbon bar with double ribbons per medal.
  13. General der Infanterie Ernst Dehner - Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse - Königlich Bayerischer Militärverdienstorden 4. Klasse mit Schwertern - Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichung 1. Klasse - Königlich Bayerischer Prinz Regent Luitpoldmedaille - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichung 3. Klasse - ??? - ??? - ???
  14. Char. Admiral Ludwig von Reuter - EK 2. Klasse - Ritterkreuz des Königlich Preußischen Hausordens von Hohenzollern mit Schwertern - Königlich Preußisches Dienstauszeichnungskreuz - Königlich Preußische Kaiser Wilhelm-Centenarmedaille 1897 - Bremisches Hanseatenkreuz - Königlich Bayerischer Militärverdienstorden 3. Klasse mit Schwertern und mit der Krone - Großherzoglich Oldenburgisches Friedrich August-Kreuz 2. Klasse - Großherzoglich Mecklenburg-Schwerinsches Militärverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse - Portugiesische Rettungsmedaille?
  15. Char. Admiral Ludwig von Reuter - Eisernes Kreuz (1914) 2. Klasse - Ritterkreuz des Königlich Preußischen Hausordens von Hohenzollern mit Schwertern - Königlich Preußisches Dienstauszeichnungskreuz - Königlich Preußische Kaiser Wilhelm-Centenarmedaille 1897 - Bremisches Hanseatenkreuz ??? - Königlich Bayerischer Militärverdienstorden 3. Klasse mit der Krone und Schwertern - Großherzoglich Oldenburgisches Friedrich August-Kreuz 2. Klasse - Großherzoglich Mecklenburg-Schwerinsches Militärverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse - ??? (is it perhaps the Hamburg Hanseatenkreuz? (listed for him in the 1918 Rangliste); why isn't it mounted next to the other Hanseatenkreuz?)
  16. Just started to collect so all officers side caps welcome.
  17. Possibly Hungarian Order of Merit?
  18. A couple to add. Vichy War Cross from 1939 - 1940: And a Vichy Combatants Cross:
  19. I spent some time a number of years ago trying to solve this one. I still cannot be certain what this cross is.
  20. Dr.phil. h.c. Friedrich von Rabenau with the... (?).
  21. Generalleutnant Otto Lancelle - EK 2. Klasse - Ritterkreuz des Königl. Preuss. Hausorden von Hohenzollern mit Schwertern - Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer - Königl. Preuss. Rettungsmedaille - ??? - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichung 3. Klasse - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichung 4. Klasse
  22. Generalleutnant Iwan Heunert - Spange zum EK 2. Klasse - Ritterkreuz 1. or 2. Klasse des Königl. Württembg. Friedrichs-Orden mit Schwertern - Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichung 1. Klasse - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichung 3. Klasse - ??? - Kaiserl. Türkischer Eiserner Halbmond (I think so) - Bulgarian Military Merit Order maybe???
  23. Generalleutnant Mauritz Freiherr von Strachwitz - Spange zum EK 2. Klasse - Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer - Schlesischer Adler-Orden 2. Stufe - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichung 2. Klasse - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichung 4. Klasse - Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938 - Finn. Freiheitzskreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwertern (I would agree)
  24. Generalleutnant Vincenz Müller with the War Medal, the Medal of Merit, the Mecidi Order (Ottoman Empire), the War Victory Cross 3rd and 4th class (Slovakia) and three more around his neck.
  25. Generalleutnant Iwan Heunert - Spange zum EK 2. Klasse - Ritterkreuz 1. or 2. Klasse des Königl. Württembg. Friedrichs-Orden mit Schwertern??? - Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichung 1. Klasse - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichung 3. Klasse - ??? - Kaiserl. Türkischer Eiserner Halbmond??? - ???
  26. Hi all, I am hoping you can help me determine what type of WW1 uniform I have in my collection. I believe it is a WW1 french uniform, but I am a bit puzzled by the "chevron-like" badge on the left sleeve. As you can see, the chevrons are gold and are V shaped, pointing downwards (see 1 & 2). However it is my understanding that French units used chevrons to denote service time and all of the images and material I have seen have these pointing UP in a tipi like shape (see attached 2 & 3). I would appreciate it if anyone has any insight/input. Thank you! https://postimg.cc/gallery/nqXWFSM Ricardo
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