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    Char. Konteradmiral Adolf Thiele - Königlich Preußischer Roter Adler-Orden 3. Klasse mit der Schleife - Königlich Preußisches Dienstauszeichnungskreuz - Königlich Preußische Kriegsdenkmünze für die Feldzüge 1870–71 für Kämpfer ??? I think so. The ribbon looks correct. - China-Denkmünze in Stahl ??? - Königlich Preußische Kaiser Wilhelm-Centenarmedaille 1897
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    A Happy New Year to all. Best wishes in 2021.
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    Nice. It is interesting to see how much of a difference there is with the different dye used for these. The scoop from the back, the detail on the legs different. Some of the variations were so obvious, I was expecting you to have on the end a guess which one was period and which one was a fake/forgery. Thanks for sharing. Really interesting how much liberty was allowed to occur between pieces. Best Regards, JustinG
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    Some of the medal bars shared earlier (ebay fakes) March 25th shared, seem to have been created as fakes. The Swastika has been removed either by photo editing or intentionally by the creator. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing. With some of the medal combos I would have been a bit skeptical but there were many shared that I would have been fooled with. Great thread. Thanks for sharing Pierce. Simply Fascinating. JustinG
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    Another fine piece I had the pleasure of owning.
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    Thank you so much Jerry for this important info. Cesare
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    Hello everyone, I’m a militaria collector from Italy new to this forum. I usually collect WW2 militaria so I’m new to this british helmets from WW1. I need expert opinion on this one I found on a weel know dealer website. Thank to all who will help me.😀
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    Thanks Jerry great info.
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    Ritterkreuz award ceremony for Leutnant Heinrich Ehrler, Flügzeugführer i.d. 6./Jagdgeschwader 5 "Eismeer"
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    Ritterkreuz award ceremony for Hauptmann Egon Stoll-Berberich, Staffelkapitän d. 7./Stukageschwader 1. Generalmajor Robert Fuchs presents the award.
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    Char. Konteradmiral Adolf Thiele - Königlich Preußischer Roter Adler-Orden 3. Klasse mit der Schleife - Königlich Preußisches Dienstauszeichnungskreuz - Königlich Preußische Kriegsdenkmünze für die Feldzüge 1870–71 für Kämpfer ??? - China-Denkmünze in Stahl - Königlich Preußische Kaiser Wilhelm-Centenarmedaille 1897
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    Char. Konteradmiral Adolf Thiele - Königlich Preußischer Roter Adler-Orden 3. Klasse mit der Schleife - Königlich Preußisches Dienstauszeichnungskreuz - Königlich Preußische Kriegsdenkmünze für die Feldzüge 1870–71 für Kämpfer ??? - China-Denkmünze in Stahl ??? - Königlich Preußische Kaiser Wilhelm-Centenarmedaille 1897
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    Untersturmführer Paul Kändler 9. 3.19 Altenburg/Thür. †21.12.44 Büllingen Kraderk.Zug/Pz.Rgt.12 12.44 Not sure but he was transfered from LW or WH to the Stab/ Pz.Rgt.12 HJ. At the 21 december 1944 a few vehicles of the Kraderk.Zug.Pz.Rgt.12 drove from the Triererstrasse (a farmer house at the Triererstrasse a few kilometers from Büllingen was the Gefechtsstand of Stab. of Pz.Rgt.12 HJ) to Büllingen. They drove into the center of Büllingen and parkerd the vehicles and the young soldiers moved into the cellars of some houses. There were still some civilians left and were living in the cellars of the houses. An artillery barrage of the nearby US troops started and after it stopped the soldiers walked out the cellars, finding Ustuf. Paul Kändler dead on the streets. He was the only killed during that attack, mostlikely he stayed near the vehicles at the moment the group was searching the houses for food and other things. He was layed down in one of the vehicles and the group drove back to the Gefechtsstand of Pz.Rgt.12.. Kändler was burried left of the small farm and was after the war burried at Recogne. As can see the year of birth is not correct!
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    This might very well be what you are looking for. It looks like that particular Kp was equipped with Hetzers: Panzerjäger-Abteilung 277 Courtesy of Sturmpanzer.com you can see that the Gliederung for a Volksgrenadier-Division shows how the Panzerjäger-Btl should be equipped, in this case the 2.Kp should be equipped with 14 assault guns and 16 light MG's.
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    I think it's the Silesian Eagle in 4th place for Gustav Nordt. Just my two cents. :)
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    Unknown Kapitän zur See - EK 2. Klasse - Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichung - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichung - Spanish Naval Merit Order??? - ??? Likely two foreign awards.
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    Generalmajor Gustav Nordt - EK 2. Klasse - Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwertern - Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer - Königl. Preuss. Rettingsmedaille??? Or Silesian Eagle???? - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichung 2. Klasse - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichung 4. Klasse
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    General der Artillerie Dr. Ing. h. c. Kurt Waeger - EK 2. Klasse - Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichung 1. Klasse - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichung 3. Klasse - Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13. März 1938??? - Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938 mit Spange "Prager Burg" - Ungar. Kriegserinnerungsmedaille mit Schwertern??? Likely
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    Hello!I wanted to introduce myself, my book series and its first volume.“Mussolini's War” series of publications is aimed to deal in a matter-of-fact way with the unfair, racist myth of the Italian being a cowardly soldier by birth. It will discuss in a substantive way the campaigns fought by the Italian forces on the ground, at sea and in the air during the reign of Benito Mussolini, the dictator. Reader-friendly language style, descriptions of previously neglected or unknown operations and actions, a lot of space devoted to the most important heroes of the events in question – the rank-and-file - all this makes these books dedicated to readers of all levels of historical knowledge and a guarantee of pleasant time spent reading. The painfully honest account of the weaknesses of the Italian military, in which however, we do not forget about the numerous examples of unprecedented heroism and endurance of the Italians, is based on references on the topic published worldwide, thanks to which we avoid mythologisation, which can often be noticed in other works. It is the first time that the subject is presented comprehensively in the English language.Volume I is "East Africa 1940-1941 (land campaign): The Italian Army Defends The Empire In The Horn Of Africa" available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08PC7FYMV (and every other marketplace)When the Kingdom of Italy entered the war in Europe in June 1940, it did so only for a moment to hasten the fall of France and force Britain to the peace negotiations table. With each subsequent month it was turning out that the Italians had got involved in a war that was not going to have a quick and victorious end, and the state of their own unpreparedness for the conflict was shocking.Due to the Italian colonial possessions, the war also spread to East Africa, so distant for Europeans. This is where the situation of the Italian forces turned out to be the most difficult. The troops fighting there, mostly consisting of natives, were disastrously poorly armed, trained only for the purposes of colonial warfare or maintaining internal order in the colonies, cut off from supplies by neighbouring French and British possessions, and the Italian high command lacked the abilities of waging regular campaign. The British Empire, too, began the battle for the Horn of Africa poorly prepared, but quickly realised the importance of this campaign, namely the safety of its own lines of communication across the Red Sea, the Nile and Africa. Having quickly mobilised its forces, it proceeded to eliminate the Italian threat in this part of the world.This work presents in detail the campaign that lasted until November 1941, in which soldiers of about twenty nationalities from three continents fought on both sides for the colonial interests of Italy and Britain. The campaign in East Africa is not only about the frontline combat, it is also a brutal war between Italians and Ethiopian partisans. We also present issues such as the economic situation of Italian East Africa, the fate of the Italians inhabiting it, the history of the countries that constituted it after the campaign ended, and the Italian underground resistance, whose flame was smouldering up to the very armistice between Italy and the Allies.Marek Sobski, a graduate of the University of Zielona Góra, is a historian. Author of several books (including some published in English like "Lictorian Fasces Over England. Regia Aeronautica In Action Against Britain 1940–1941" and the two-volume "Crickets Against Rats. Regia Aeronautica In The Spanish Civil War"), as well as articles in specialist magazines. Since late 2011, he has been a promoter of interest in the history of the Italian military in the first half of the 20th century, and his expertise has been made available to readers of the "Mussolini's War" blog and on social media.Please wish me good luck!Best regards,Marek Sobski 😀
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    Classic Mk1*, Mk1 helmet, Mk1 lugs, Mk1 chin strap & liner. White M shows that the rim is magnetic. I would say that the paint is khaki green, and faded over the years.
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    Both look good to me Dave. Kind regards, Pierce
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    How about adding Thomas Wittmann to this list. A dealer that every new collector MUST be aware of. Wittmann Militaria They continually list humped up, and outright fantasy daggers and knives as original, at exorbitant prices! Their best sellers are: • The Fantasy HJ Olympics knife (They list them for around $1800-2000 each) • The Fantasy DJ knives (They list them for around $1600.- each) • The Fantasy BDM knives • The Fantasy Reichsparteitage souvenir/knives (They list them for around $1500 each) What makes this dealer detrimental to the hobby is that they are prepared to completely alter history in order to sell their bad wares. Over the past few years we have seen Wittmann Militaria add some really horrible fakes to their site, accompanied by an invented story to legitimize the item. If they were not already on the bottom of the list, then they are surely sinking down to the same level as other dealers who used to be OK, like BECK MILITARIA, HOUSE OF HISTORY... and who see no Problem with filling their site with fakes and fantasy items. What makes matters worse is that they are not prepared to enter into any form of debate on their wares at all. They have long since placed themselves at the top of the food table, and see no problem offering collectors their, sometimes very twisted, idea of history. Advice to any new collectors thinking of buying from them. Post an image of the item you want on a forum first, just to see if the offered item indeed has anything to do with WW2, or reality!