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    As mentioned, the soldier rests at the very large German War Cemetery at Ijsselsteijn but unfortunately he is one of the many soldiers in that cemetery who rest under a cross bearing the inscription 'Ein Deutscher Soldat'. One day I will get round to trying to translate the Feldpost as it must be a social treasure trove of what life was like for someone serving on a quiet front. Thanks go to Steve Mac on the British forum WW2talk for the effort and detail about the British actions. The photos of the cemetery were taken by myself when I visited last year.
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    german medalbar with EKI with the belgium Leopold II order one it
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    Just visited the tank again. My last visit was 26 years ago
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    Hello Antonio, Here, you have got the photo. Regards,
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    Here's one I did of a pre ww2 photo of Krupp factories.
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    ..and sticking with the "Health" theme...... Officially a lot of Doctors helmets were white (and continued to be so post war in Ireland) but black ones turn up. Doctors attached to Mobile Units or FAPs wore white helmets with black "DOCTOR". A lot of the senior staff in the "health services" were doctors but they might've worn senior (stripes or diamonds) MOH, A, CS, FAP etc marked helmets. I particularly like this chunky style of writing (front only). A nice untouched early one.......
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    Hello, Today i would like show you some medal about the spanish civil war and the spanish blue división. This medal, is a military merit, manufactured by Castells.
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    Hope you don't mind a couple of Ek2 singles. No access, "D", "KAG" Unmarked, "Z", "G" Godet, "We", "KM", "W" Regards Mark
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    more, its quite strange to see the enemy in blue not red.
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    Hi fellas, Made a nice early display (except for the y-straps which is late). Happy collecting! Regards, Jac
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    Well I finally got back to this thread. Here are a couple of my SVTs and other ruskie stuff (this is a very old photo). I currently have 4 or 5 SVTs. Almost have one for every year of mfg. Sarge
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    Hello Gents, I will share my latest helmet in my collection. Left behind after the libiration of Kruishoutem ( Belgium, East-Flanders ) and now find on a ceiling after al these years in a Original chape!! The helmet is a Canadian G.S.W. 1941 and the liner a V.M.C. 1943, the flash is from the Britich 3de Division. For me, a sleeping beauty,and one of my best in collection so far. I will post more picks. Greetings, Rudi
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    Gaunt Made, probably the plated version, though with no S or P or hallmark to be certain. I assume post war they used the makers mark as they no longer needed to hide the maker and did not bother with the letter for plated or Silver plated. Interesting to see 3 different markings on this badge, hallmarked JRG & S, no maker with a P, and full maker marked with no letter or date. A lovely badge
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    Hi all I am new to forum This is a soldbuch to Gefreiter Franz Wallnberger who was member of Panzer Pionier Ersatz Bataillon 33 kompanie 4 which was part of the 15th Panzer Division and entered Africa on 15th January 1942 .He was part of Pionier-Bataillon (motorisiert) 900 which was Army troops under the DAK. He was entitled to Africa pay form 15.1.1942 until 6.9.1942. After a short period in hospital (dysentery) and convalescing he was transferred to Kompanie Ersatz Bataillon 208. He was promoted to Gefreiter on 1st July 1943. On the 19th October 1943 he was exempt from wearing a steel helmet because of injuries from grenade fragments. On the 18 April 1944 he was provided with the ‘Afrika’ armband. He was given the medical code 31 b –injury with hand grenade or mortar from 24 August 1944 to 16 September 1944 and he was in the Reserve hospital Pudewitz Posen East Prussia on 1st September 1944 and the Reserve Hospital Bad Harzburg 12th September 1944. On the 22 September 1944 he received the wound badge in silver (probably first wound in October 1943 and second wound August 1944). Last unit found is Panzer Pioneer Kompanie 2107 (Pz.Pio.Kp.2107) which was from 9th October 1944 which was part of 107th Panzer Brigade which was formed on 28th July 1944 with its first Commander being Major Freiherr von Maltzahn. My question is this if you see the last wound entry on 16 September 1944 for grenade splinters- does it mean that he missed the action against allied forces in the famous/infamous Operation Market Garden near Venlo with a bridgehead over the Son canal
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    A recent acquisition is this Wehrpass which came with some extras - 4Kg's of Feldpost! Judging by the amount of Feldpost he must of had a lot of spare time as the letters date from 1940 right up to the week before he was killed. They also include a letter after he was killed from his unit to his family informing them of his death, some condolence cards and even a letter dated 1958 from the priest in The Netherlands informing the family about his resting place in the German War Cemetery at Ijsselsteijn. For most of the war he didn't do too badly for himself in terms of service. While millions of German soldiers and airmen were serving at the front, be that in Russia, Africa or Italy he served in a Luftwaffe Landeschutzen unit in the Netherlands, primarily serving at the major airbase at Eindhoven. However, any hopes of having a totally quiet war came to a very sudden end when the Allies launched Operation Market Garden in September 1944 to capture the bridges at Eindhoven, Nijmegen and, of course, at Arnhem.
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    Hello Mark, Thanks for your words. Yes, it is a nice medal with a very interesting history and types. In my book, I show others types and photos of soldiers with this medals. To get this medal the soldier must be injured while he was doing an action in combat. If he was not doing a''relevant`` action in combat and failed injured, I have receibed only this badge. In this photo the soldier has got this medals and two badge. Maybe because one time was injured in action and the other was injured in combat but without special action. Regards,
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    To accompany the Dinky Spitfire, for the 1969 "Battle of Britain" movie, here is the German "Stuka". This is also in pristine condition. How much fun I had as a child playing with the "Spitty & Stuka"
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    Hello all, managed to add a new tinnie to my slowly growing Flemish nationalist collection;
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    Always wanted one, since I was 13 in ....1973....
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    I have to thank Kev for this as I had lost it for 12 years........I bought a Truppenausweis 25 years ago for little money and was thinking of selling it at one time. I moved house in 2005 and never saw it again until recently......Kev was talking about a SS Pz. Soldbuch which used to be mine 20 years ago and I had photocopies of it still somewhere.....anyway.....didn't find the photocopies but I did find a folder with a few documents in and this Truppenausweis!!! Relieved to have found it after all this time. Anyone who knows me well will know that I collect Cavalry units, in particular 1 Kavallerie Brigade/Division, later 24 Panzer Division. At the time I was not aware what units this guy belonged to, but came across his name in charge of Veterinär Kompanie 40, 1 Kavallerie Brigade/Division.....of course I thought I must have sold it as couldn't find it anywhere.....you can imagine how pleased I was when I found it!!! Veterinär Dr Hans-Joachim Just was a member of I Abteilung, Kavallerie Regiment 17 on 13.1.1939 when this Truppenausweis was issued. It is signed by Oberstleutnant Rudolf Freiherr von Waldenfels as Abteilung Kommandeur, he would finish the war as a Generalleutnant and Eichenaubträger. Confirmation of officers from the Rangliste of 1.1.1939 with Just highlighted. Confirmation as Kompanie Chef, Veterinär Kompanie 40 from 1940. A few years ago I bought an Archive of photos and manuscripts for Kavallerie Ersatz Abteilung 8, Aufklärungs Abteilung 18, Reiter Regiment 21 and Kavallerie Regiment Nord/5 "Feldmarschall von Mackensen". And to my disbelief I found a photo of him in a group and confirmation from officer lists. Here are the names of those in the photo: Kavallerie Regiment 5 "Feldmarschall von Mackensen" in Dad, Hungary 23.2.1945. 1. Rittmeister Joachim Epping 2. ? 3. Generalleutnant Rudolf Holste EL (Kdr. 4 Kavallerie Division) 4. Major Wilhelm Graf von der Schulenburg 5. Stabsveterinär Dr. Hans Joachim Just 6. Oberstleutnant i.G. Max Schwerdtfeger 7. Leutnant Eckhardt Brandes 8. Oberzahlmeister Karl Uske 9. Leutnant Clemens Prinz von Croy Incidentally the other group that was in the folder was also an Officer with Kavallerie Regiment Nord, later Kavallerie Regiment 5 "Feldmarschall von Mackensen".....he is also listed and need to check if there is a photo of him! /Ian
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    Hi guys! Here are pictures of my S&L 935 cross with brass core, hope you like it. Best Regards Martin
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    Class Z was a reserve classification meaning he was demobbed from the army at that date but was liable to be recalled. From the great war forum; Class Z Reserve was authorised by an Army Order of 3 December 1918. There were fears that Germany would not accept the terms of any peace treaty, and therefore the British Government decided it would be wise to be able to quickly recall trained men in the eventuality of the resumption of hostilities. Soldiers who were being demobilised, particularly those who had agreed to serve "for the duration", were at first posted to Class Z. They returned to civilian life but with an obligation to return if called upon. The Z Reserve was abolished on 31 March 1920.
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    http://www.researchingww1.co.uk/ww1-wound-stripes This site looks like it might be useful. Graham
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    Jerry. There was the wound stripe, worn vertically on the lower sleeve.
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    Here are mine! Hope to see yours soon. First one is the Karpathenkorps insigna. It is a WWI insigna worn by all who served more then two months at th Karpaten during the periode from august 1916 to july 1917. Worn nearly every where, on headgear, uniforms and medal bars. Second is the 122 th WH infantery division. Worn on uniforms ans soft headgear. This one is a dug up. Next is the Braunschweiger traditionsabzeichen No.17th infantery regiment and the 13th cavalry regiment. A rear view Here is a pic next to one on a schirmmütze And a Schwedter Adler on a Schirmmütze.
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    Thank you very much for your expertise.
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    In this section we have had an assortment of threads from the ID's of the well known to late war units. One that we haven't had is a thread showing the ID's of those men who served in the more obscure units of the Wehrmacht, those men & units that do not get a mention in books and unit histories but who still served. So if you have one to such a person, be they in a shelf stacking unit or a puddle pirate, let's see what obscurities are out there This example is for a man who served in an example of an obscure unit. No power diving in a Stuka or polishing the 15" gun barrels of the Tirpitz for this serving soldier. He served in a railway kitchen unit, Eisenbahnkuchenwagen-Abt 2, serving up slop in a railway carriage. No awards for him, not even a KvK II Kl for being generous with his ladle.
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    WP to Uff. Johannes Blauth who was a member of the Hermann Göring Div. . Not unique in and of itself but what I liked about this WP is that Blauth served with the surveying and mapping branch of the division due to wounds he suffered earlier in the war. References to this particular unit of the HG Div. have been difficult to find. Jeremy
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    An impressive photo of General Sir Brian Hubert Robertson as a Major in 1934: Photo taken around the time of his first retirement from the military.
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    Parachute wings, all WWII or perhaps just after for the mint set.
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    Here is another one to an obscure unit but it is one that had an important job to do that enabled units to function. This man served in 2./Trägerfrequenz-Kompanie/648 and these units were responsible for setting up communication networks. In fact there were only 6 such Kp's in the Heer and this man saw service on the Leningrad front, the Caucasus and also Italy.
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    A few new additions, 1950's officers silver & gilt cap badge
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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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    char. Vizeadmiral/ SS-Gruppenführer/ General der Flakartillerie Ludwig von Schröder Some of the last row will include Prussian Crown Order 4th Class on Lifesaving ribbon Prussian Lifesaving Medal Turkish War Medal
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    Top of the Casualty Services tree.....'nice 3 diamonder. Not the most visually impressive but quite hard to find.....and completes my 1, 2 and 3 diamond CS run.
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    Contact @Pierce F. maybe he has something spare?
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    ribbonbar from PLM Krause = OBERST Paul Krause
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    Should be resolved, there was a limit of 550 MB set but this should be set to unlimited for you as Moderator.
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    Hello Tim, don't know anything about British badges but wanted to welcome you to the Forum! Thanks, Jerry, for tipping him! Hope you will have an enjoyable, informative time here.
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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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    Parachute regiment officers silver plated collar converted to pin back fitting, maker marked Firmin.
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    Page 1 of the pilots license and a few pages from the Wehrpaß. In total he had 153 combat missions, the Spange in Gold is not mentioned (110 missions), however I bought this as an EK II holder. When it arrived pages 37-52 were stuck together on the edges....a bonus when I found the EK I entry!
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    23rd Hussars Lieutenant (later Capt) J. M. Weiner Lt Weiner pictured in April, 1944.
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    I have been looking for a decent 1914 Star to an Indian for a while. Managed to pick this one up Jim
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    Hi guys! Here are some great photos taken by my friend Daniel (HWMF member 148er), during the presentation of Günter Halm in Dresden to talk about war and postwar experiences.
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    Nice wehrpass, thanks for showing, I have the wehrpass of Karl Heinz Meltzer JG52 (of which Eric-Jan referred earlier) Awarded the DKiG posthumously A few pics