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  1. Thanks so much, did not know much about these camps. Ris
  2. Thanks so much I found this thread very fascinating.
  3. Ris

    Merry Christmas!

    Seasons greetings to one and all and thanks for all the information imparted during this year and in the past. Ris from Surrey England
  4. Bart, such information brings the individuals war experiences to life. Ris
  5. Looking through Brian Leigh Davis's book "Badges and Insignia of the Third Reich" the Forestry Service has this colour scheme.
  6. Lou, very nice modelling, smart paintwork. Ris
  7. Never forget the sacrifice of those so young who gave all for their country.
  8. Thanks, fascinating to see.
  9. Looks fantastic even if it is only just starting, good luck with your collecting and await more photos. Ris
  10. Hi Snoman, Using Brian Leigh Davis's book "Badges & Insignia of the Third Reich" it shows this badge as a Flag Bearer's Insignia. The Picture in his book on Plate 62 item 2 is more yellow than yours but that may be due to the printing. This item is identified on Page 194 as Jager (rifle) and Gebirgsjager (Mountain Troops) units. Hope this helps. Ris
  11. Dave, an interesting film, thanks for posting. Ris
  12. I always was under the impression that WD meant War Dept and the broad arrow indicated "Utility" ie made during war time. I have a very nice bureau with the large broad arrow across the back. Hope this information assists. Gerry
  13. Dave, I only remember being taught about the flag and its make up and reasons for the method of flying when in the Scouts back in the 50s. Regards Gerry
  14. Dave, nice flag but you have photographed it upside down, the broad white stripe should be at the top. A bit picky I know but it bugs me that Brits do not know how to fly the flag correctly. With the narrow white band at the top it indicates distress. Maybe the country is in !!!. Gerry
  15. Recently visited whist visting friends who live outside of Maastricht a museum which I believe is relatively new at Beek. The address is Maastrichterlaan 45, 691 AB Beek. Their web site is www.eyewitnesswo2.nl which shows snapshots of the 13 dioramas in the museum. "The museum exhibits the European history of the Second World War in words and images by means of film, photography and display cases containing original uniforms and attributes". It does concentrate on the occupation of The Netherlands and follows the path of August Segel a Fallschirmjager from training to the final days of the war in Berlin through his letters home. Most impressive was the large collection of "original" medals and badges and original artifacts showing the Fuhrer signature on a Knights Cross Award Document and at least one item I would just love to have a salesmen's display case of medals and badges from Steinhauer & Luck. Would be interested in hearing of any members visit and their thoughts. Regards Ris
  16. Les, you are not the only one,I trusted a guy who said he was selling his "original collection" it now turns out most were fakes. Chin up you enjoyed them at the time as I have with mine. Ris
  17. Thanks Hans for the better picture. It goes to show that we are interested in your collection. Ris
  18. Hans, what an excellent collection. Sorry to ask you but the cross identified as "62" looks to my untrained eye as "52". I have a "52" stamped cross but never know if it is genuine or not and do not know what maker "52" is. regards Ris
  19. The Heeresgebirgsfuhrer is marked on the reverse as Deschiler & Sohn and below the pin Munchen The Spanish Cross in Gold is marked on the reverse L/32 Apologies for the blue tabs but these are for identification for my children should anything happen to me!. Your comments would be appreciated. Ris.
  20. Thanks Bart, disappointed but better to know the facts. My you have a wealth of knowledge and facts to hand. Regards Ris
  21. Hope this is of interest to you, both sides are identical. Look forward to your comments. regards Ris
  22. Hi all, I believe this to be a very early party arm band I have had it a long time and acquired when at school in the 50s. Any information would be appreciated. Ris
  23. Hope these meet with your approval and any comments appreciated. On the reverse of both there is an official ink stamps, very faint. Ris
  24. Thanks to all who responded to my photos, it just goes to show how one can be fooled, they looked to the untrained eye very authentic, although a friend of mine; retired immigration officer studied them and was not convinced as the impressed marks and wet stamps seemed not that clear for the period. Anyway they look good so will just file them away. This does just show the benefit if joining a forum like this. Thanks again Gerry (Ris)
  25. I am a new member and recently purchased these documents from a private seller in the Ukraine. The seller stated that the Uncle got them at the end of the war. There are many more on offer. They look authentic but would appreciate any comments on them as I have never seen any like this before. I am off on holiday from 22nd May until 12 June so may not have wi fi access and may not be able to respond immediately. Had to get son in law to do this for me hence I needed to get the ball rolling.