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    a Hello friends, this week I could this great group for my collection. A christmas gift for myself and a personal dream of me. First I have to say sorry for the blurry pics, but here in germany there is no sunlight out there. I can not even say whether the sun still exists. I have to try a little bit from the papers for you.I hope I don´t make much mistakes http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Personenregister/H/Hausmann.htm http://nl.ww2awards.com/person_file.asp?id=47768
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    Hello, I'm very interesting in all the auxiliar services of the Kriegsmarine, as the Marine helferinen, these ladies held a very important job during the war and are often forgotten by the collectors. Please show here your KM female pieces or pictures. Some day I would like to have a complete Marinehelpherinnen uniform, but is not easy. I have this set from a woman, personal-ausweis with picture, ID tag, ... a rare cufftitle in green. I also have two nice caps.
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    20th July Wound Badge - Verwundetenabzeichen 20. Juli 1944 The 20th of July Wound Badge is by far the rarest of these awards, as it was only issued to those injured during the failed attempt on Adolf Hitler's life at the Wolf's Lair headquarters in Rastenburg, East Prussia. Twenty-four were present when the bomb detonated. One officer was killed and three succumbed to their wounds a short time later. Hitler, believing this to be a "moment of destiny" for him, personally directed the designing of a special badge commemorating the event. This special award is based on the common Wound Badge, but the helmet is slightly higher and larger; it also bears the date "20 Juli 1944" and a facsimile of Hitler's signature below the helmet and date.They were made in all three grades of black, silver, and gold. All of these wound badges were made by the Juncker firm and were made out of solid hallmarked silver. Recipients who had already been previously awarded regulation Wound Badges were awarded the 20 July Wound Badge in a higher grade. Unlike the Wound Badge in Black, the 20 July Wound Badge in Black was not all black. Only the helmet and wreath were black; the background was in silver so that the date and facsimile signature could be seen. The 20 July Wound Badge in gold also had a silver background with the helmet and wreath colored gold. The 20 July Wound Badge in silver has black highlights on the helmet swastika, the date, and the facsimile signature. Unlike the standard Wound Badges, these were of two-piece construction. Hitler presented the survivors with the special wound badge as well as a unique award document in a ceremony on 2 September 1944. Although Hitler had been injured in the bombing, he did not give one of these badges to himself. Hitler had earned his own Wound Badge (in black) in World War I. He had awarded himself the Golden Party Badge number 1, but this was a political badge and not a military medal. The four posthumous awards were sent to the recipients' next-of-kin. These medals were all plated in gold, including the background. The badge replaced the basic 1939 Wound Badge on those persons who were presented the 20 July Badge. It is important to note however that this badge was more a personal gift from Hitler to those involved, and was intended to be a treasured one-off souvenir of a momentous historical event, and thus was not expected to be worn. While Field Marshal Keitel and Colonel-General Jodl for example did wear their 20 July wound badges on their tunics, other recipients preferred to wear their regular wound badges. Recipients of the 20 July wound badge could have their 20 July wound badges upgraded if they earned higher grades of the Wound Badge. Konteradmiral Hans-Erich Voss eventually had the 20 July Wound Badge in all three grades, earning it in black on 20 July 1944, and having it upgraded twice for subsequent battles. The Recipients of this badge were the following: 1. Adolf Hitler 2. General Heusinger, Chief of the Wehrmacht Operations Branch of the Generalstab and Deputy Chief of the Generalstab. 3. General Korten, Chief of the Luftwaffe Generalstab, died of his injuries. 4. Oberst i.G. Brandt, Heusinger's deputy, killed. 5. General Bodenschatz, liason officer of the C in C of the Luftwaffe at Führer HQ. Severely wounded in the legs. 6. General Schmundt, Chief Adjutant of the Wehrmacht and Chief of the Army Personnel Office, died of his injuries. 7. Oberstleutnant i.G. Borgmann, adjutant of the Führer, severely injured. 8. Admiral von Puttkamer, Naval Adjutant of the Führer, lightly wounded. 9. Stenographer Berger, killed instantly. 10. Kapitän z. See Assmann, Admiralty Staff Officer in the Wehrmacht Operations Staff. 11. General Scherff, Special Commissioner to the Führer on the writing of military history, OKW, lightly injured. 12. General Buhle, Chief of Staff, OKW, lightly injured. 13. Admiral Voss, representative of C in C of the Kriegsmarine at Führer HQ. 14. SS Gruppenführer Fegelein, Waffen SS representative at Führer HQ. 15. Oberst i.G. von Bulow, Luftwaffe adjutant of the Führer. 16. SS Hauptsturmführer Günsche, adjutant of the Führer. 17. Stenographer Hagen. 18. Oberstleutnant i.G. von John, Keitel's adjutant. 19. Major i.G. Büchs, Jodl's assistant. 20. Oberstleutnant i.G. Waizenegger, Keitel's Adjutant. 21. Ministerial Counselor von Sonnleithner, Foreign Office representative at Führer HQ. 22. General Warlimont, Deputy Chief of the Wehrmacht Operations Staff. 23. General Jodl, Chief of the Wehrmacht Operations Staff, lightly wounded. 24. (seated immediately to Hitler's left) Generalfeldmarschall Keitel, Chief of the OKW.
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    I have just arranged some of my WW1 French collection in a new display so I thought I would share it with my friends. Jim
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    Hi Friends Yesterday I found in Kassel this original 3rd Pattern GD Cufftitle.Sewn on Pennant of Kameradenschaft I Pz Korps GD Wiesbaden. Regards Seba
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    I am back in England right now and i have inherited this album from my mother. It contains a collection of the WWI "song cards". Some of the sets are complete with all verses and there are over 130 cards in the album. Here is a sampling of some of the pages in the album. When i get back to the States i will probably scan them all individually. Regards,Martin.
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    Oberfeldw. Hausmann has personal bravery and guide property, as the battalion stayed in the attack,with his platoon in the strongest cold the heavily equipped enemy nests in the forest eastward woskressenskoje as long as kept, and taken up after 3 hours reinforcement came. The independently composed decision was crucial for further battles.
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    I recieved the KC at 15th of October,1942 at the northern front of russia as a Ofw in a Jäger-Regiment of the 8.Jäger-Division. We were used together with the 5.Jäger-Division at the northern front in Staraja-Russa.We had to free 100000 comrades which were included in the strict and cold winter of 1941/42 (Demyansk Pocket).At cold temperatures below 30 degrees, many snow and deep forests the attack began in the 21.3.42.In april 42 it began to thaw. At the 20.4.42 we restored including the connection to the comrades at the Lovat at Ramuschewo. A fight of superhuman exertions, courage, intrepidity and bravery and many sacrifice lay behind us.
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    Here are the papers without translation...
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    A little salty but it still displays well.
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    I thought i would post this set of of images i have from a period produced potfolio of artwork and photographs. The title of this set is "Kampf Unter der Kriegsflagge". The pieces of artwork were produced by the marine artist Adolf Bock. For those of us who collect Kriegsmarine awards the name of Adolf Bock is quite familiar.As the designer of the HSF badge his name can be seen on the reverse of many Schwerin HSF badges,with the exception of a few unmarked examples. It seems that Bock was a well established marine artist and i was able to find a little more information on Bock here. http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fi&u=http://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Bock&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dadolf%2Bbock%26rlz%3D1T4TSHB_enUS247US247 There are 34 prints in the portfolio,18 original prints of Bock's artwork and 16 photographic reproductions from KM photographers. Bock's artwork is patriotic in theme,but well crafted,nonetheless. Here are the cover and index pages. Verlag, Erich Klinghammer, Berlin Regards,Martin.
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    Helllo! Some more photo Best regards,Morten.
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    Hello Eduardo! Very interesting thread. Hope it`s okay i post these picture,of these various uniforms from my recent Album.I have not any knowledge of Marinehelferinnen Headgear/Uniforms without starting a new thread.Some picture is not in the greatest of shape,but it show the uniforms nicely i think. All the best Morten.
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    This is my other Helferinnen set, the documents and`papers from a naval nurse that was also asigned to a MH unit. Also I bought a nurse uniform for a display, if I'll have space any time.
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    My other Marinehelferinnen cap, a M43 made in DRK grey cloth.
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