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    Officer silver J&Co
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    Dropped by the Mosquito Museum at Salisbury Hall today. They have three Mossies including the prototype and various other DH aircraft. Graham.
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    Hello, Here I want to show you a book that I have recently written, about Orders and medals from Spain. In this book you can see medals about Morocco war, but there are Orders as for example, the Order or Military Merit, Naval Merit, Order of Maria Cristina, and others. In this book appear the documents awards and the biggest manufacturers with their history and cases. In addition there is a chapter about the cross of military merit that could be given in the spanish civil war (1936-1939) It is full in color.
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    Just visited the tank again. My last visit was 26 years ago
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    Nice topic. These are my entries. This man was a member of FJR16. He was KIA on March 1st 1945 in the Hochwald during Operation Blockbuster. As you can see his grave is very modest. There aren't even dates present. You can see his presentation here: http://www.historicalwarmilitariaforum.com/topic/11190-fjr16-kapelsche-veer-hochwald-kia-soldbuch/
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    This soldier was serving in Pz.Fus.Rgt GD when he was also killed in Latvia in 1944. He was posthumously awarded the Ehrenblattspange. This is the photo of his wartime grave marker. And this is the current grave marker at Saldus, a grave he shares with 3 unknown soldiers.
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    The first soldier served with Pz.Art.Rgt Grossdeutschland and was acting as a Forward Observer when he was killed by Soviet artillery fire in Latvia in 1944. This is the photo of his original grave marker that would of been sent to his family. And this is the present day marker at Saldus with his name at the top.
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    Some pictures from this years Tankfest at Bovington. Graham
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    And the SB of Adolf Haase... 2 Close Combat entry on Poggio Prefetto. He earned the EKII for this battle and in tha last part of the war was woundend near Prague, where the 715. ID was wrecked by the russian offensive!
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    Generalfeldmarschall Ferdinand Schörner Pour le mérite am: 5 December 1917 (Photo credits to Andreas-Thies)
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    The fourth example down is my latest 24L officers' embroidered cap badge. Best, Marcus
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    Bleidick was 17 years old when he entered the flg.rgt 42. Later,he was with Nachtjagdgeschwader 2 and 1. But i would like your opinions on some doubts: Was he awarded with the Ek2 while being with N.J.G.1? First award is the ROAG? Thanks, Alberto.
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    Yes he did we have just bought the family house he died in the 80s I think. This is him. Here is his EK2 doc.
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    Another gem has come my way. An officer's 22nd Dragoons silver and gilt collar badge. Marked S. Graham.
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    Soldiers of the Royal Irish Fusiliers Regiment posing with two Maxim/Vickers MGs and rangefinder: Photo taken in Folkestone, Kent, England.
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    Hello Friends! Is this a so-called full Juncker cross? Best Regards Martin
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    A very scarce and 100% Genuine, Gilding-metal (Brass) pre1908 pattern, Cap Badge to the 29th Battalion (Irish Horse) Imperial
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    Generalmajor Eberhard von Schuckmann - Spange zum EK II. Klasse - Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer - Silesian Eagle maybe??? - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung 3. Klasse - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung 4. Klasse
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    Thought to update my older thread from the collection. Since a few months as you know I've dedicated myself to collect 212. Infanterie-Division / 212. Volks-Grenadier-Divison material as well as researching the division. I have collected other material and divisions before but a few months ago I was able to honour a friends collection and interest, the reason why I started dedicating myself to this division. The Division took part in the Sitzkrieg, Westfeldzug, Occupation of France, Ostfeldzug (Leningrad, Wolchow, Luga, Pleskau ..) and was pratically destroyed in Lituania, September 1944. The Division was disbanded and end of September it was rebuild as 212. Volksgrenadier-Division. It took part in the Ardennes Offensive (Battle of the Bulge) and kept on fighting at the Rhein and Trier until it went into US Captivity at end of April, begin of May 1945 after suffering unbearable losses during the last few months and the entire war. Currently I have (in total) 18 Wehrpasse / Soldbücher (excl. one that is in the mail on its way to me), various Award documents and Death Cards, 1 Photoalbum, 1 Erkennungsmarke and some other material. -- I'm always searching for any material (uniforms, documents and photographs, literature etc.) related to the Division. All tips are appreciated. For my research I am also interested in scans or copies! My collection -- as on the day of starting this topic (June 1, 2017).
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    An interesting item with an intriguing end. I wonder if he was one of those who died in Allied captivity from the poor conditions in some of the camps or possibly killed clearing minefields?
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    Thanl you very much! Yes, in the area are still visible lots of bunkers/trenches. The association Gotica Toscana has rebuilt at the Giogo Pass some of the german bunkers located in the area. Here photos a position for 2/3 soldier on the western ridge of Poggio Prefetto. It's one of my future project to write something about the 715. ID, but I have to collect more info, documents. I'm happy to read your message, the 715. ID is my favourite!
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    My input. EK2 document I have for a Grenadier that fell during the Ardennes Offensive on 22 December 1944. He is buried in Sandweiler.
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    And a small entry of a death card. It is special to me, because he was killed really close to my hometown on the day the town itself was liberated. He was likely a member of the 256. VGD. As you can see he was buried near the town's church. He is now buried at the small town of Ysselsteyn: https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sint-Petrus'-Bandenkerk_(Oisterwijk)
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    Ritterkreuz award ceremony for Unteroffizier Franz Wabro, Gruppenführer i.d. StabsKp./Gren.Rgt. 534. Kommandeur d. 384. ID, GenLt. Hans de Salengre-Drabbe presents the award.
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    Many thanks! here a photo from where I live. You can see the main point of the Gothic Line in Mugello (North of Florence)
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    Shot from different angle. We can see more RK winners: fltr - Franz Halder, Heinz Guderian, Hermann Hoth, Adolf Strauss, Erich Hoepner, Friedrich Olbricht.
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    The book describes for the historically interested and the collector of honorary badges and documents from the epoch on 192 colored pages (DIN A4), the historical development, execution and goals of the creation of the National Trade Competition. In addition, the badges, certificates and other documents relating to the competition are presented in detail. The book is written in German and English language. The price is 32, - € + 7, - € postage for international shipping. Kind regards Markus
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    Hi werWolf.Very interesting.I have one also that is marked L12 which I think is CE Juncker.Mine is cased & ribbon enclosed & is very similar looking to yours.Any way it has been considered a fake,but I feel it needs a closer look.Cheers Wolf.
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    The mounting style is Bavarian but that does not necessarily mean these are Bavarian decorations. If they are Bavarian the combination is most likely this: -Prussian Iron Cross 2nd Class -Bavarian Military Merit Order 4th Class -Honour Cross -Bavarian Jubilee Medal/Wedding Medal/Long Service Medal
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    General der Artillerie Herbert Osterkamp - Spange zum EK II. Klasse - Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer - Österr. Kriegserinnerungsmedaille mit Schwertern - Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung 1. Klasse - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung 3. Klasse - Olympia Erinnerungs-Medaille - Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13. März 1938 - Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938 mit Spange "Prager Burg" - Red Cross Decoration - Ungar. Kriegserinnerungsmedaille mit Schwertern - Bulagr. Kriegserinnerungsmedaille mit Schwertern He did have the Finnish Order of Liberty 1st Class with Oak-leaves and Swords, but I do not think that's what the ribbon it.
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    well yes, the first guy M joined the Freikorps Danmark in 1941, when it was first put up... he knew German, could ride a horse, so he was put in service as an ordonnans in the FD.. served until 1943 when the all-Danish unit was disbanded and as a first and last, the volunteers was asked if they wished to fulfill their contracts or stay on in a new SS unit --- no longer all Danish ! M choose to leave Mr.F is an ethnic German, a so-called Volksdeutsche and he is a Danish citizen --- but his parents and grand parents are of German descent but got "left behind" when the new border between Denmark and Germany was drawn in 1920... F could not expect to be drafted as he was a Dane so he volunteered... Many Danes with a Volksdeutsche background was sent to Totenkopf division, and so was he ! he ended up in the Theodor Eicke regiment ,but lucky he was wounded in feb of 1945 in Hungary... this meant that he was in hospital in Flensburg when the war ended, and so he escaped being handed over to the Russians as was the bulk of the Totenkopf division...
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    I am well familiar with that ferry crossing although, we (still do on occasion actually) go from Padstow to Rock, and when my Son was younger he always had to be the first off declaring it was Omaha beach at the other end! He loved it! Incidently, I have bumped into Rick Stein on a couple of occasions in Padstow and stopped for a quick chat, he really is a nice bloke. You are welcome to let me know when you next visit Padstow, and I will show you can get a decent pint of the local brown stuff. Regards Richard.
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    Possibly, but hard to tell from this photograph.
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    Generalleutnant Max Pemsel with the Bulgarian Order for Bravery 3rd Class, 1st step.
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    Hi Gents, check this nice grouping out. Came in today, directly from the family. Regards Sascha
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    The rare Elefant that is on loan for 2 years from the US (and pretty much the reason I visited the museum again)...
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    And the shell it fired... And the gun barrel from a Sturmtiger...
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    Generalleutnant Erich von Schaewen - EK II. Klasse - Württemberg Militärverdienstorden - Herzogl. Sachsen-Meiningisches Ehrenkreuz für Verdienst im Kriege - Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung 1. Klasse - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung 3. Klasse - k.u.k. Österr. Militar-Verdienstkreuz III. Klasse mit der Kriegsdekoration - Österr. Kriegserinnerungsmedaille mit Schwertern - Ungar. Kriegserinnerungsmedaille???
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    General der Artillerie Heinrich von Maur Pour le mérite am: 20 May 1917
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    Generaloberst Bruno Loerzer Pour le mérite am: 12 February 1918
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    Very nice set. According to AHF I see that he is one of only two men in Pol.Schtz.Rgt. 31 to get the Bandenkampfabzeichen. Operations Cottbus & Hermann are well documented due to the amount of mass murders that were committed by the German & local troops, including Dirlewanger. Here is an English translation of the official report for Operation Cottbus... https://www.scribd.com/document/89091937/Translation-of-original-German-document-on-Operation-Cottbus-as-Reported-for-the-Period-of-22-6-43-3-7-43 I don't have any Bandekampfabzeichen related items as such but the closest I have is a Polizei Soldbuch where he was awarded 18 days towards the award which included 5 days for clearing the Bialystok Ghetto.
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    A Bavarian schneeschuh (snowshoe) soldier posing in studio with a mountain backdrop. He is wearing the snow shoe litewka with 'S' collar patches. This photo was taken in the studio of Hans Hipp, Immenstadt im Allgäu, Bavaria. This seems to have been a popular studio for Alpenkorps soldiers. Below are more photos of the same studio and backdrop found online:
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    A Victorian other ranks gilding-metal badge with white-metal numerals. Officers: in silver and gilt, also bronze.
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    Hi! Sorry this not a KM Narvik pic but I think this belong to the thread. This is my new addition to my Collection. Best regards from Norway, Morten.