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  1. Hello, I am looking for information about officer training, specifically for the young 12th SS Panzer Division who were sent to the Panzer Officer Cadet course in Fallingbostel may 9th 1944. It is my understanding that the young men were trained so that, for a large part, youth lead youth with the guidance of experienced senior officers. I understand also that their combat training differed from standard SS training and German army training: Thier commanders treated them with more fatherly affection, they received sweets instead of cigarettes ect. I was wondering if the same sort of attention was paid to the few young men who became NCO's and Officers? And what their Officer training may have entailed? Also, I am unclear on the ranks, lowest to highest compared to their Allied counterparts. As well as how many people would be supervised by various leaders. To tell you the truth, I am not sure at all how the order of command worked. For example, I know that a Zug leader was a platoon leader- over how many typically? And that a STANDARTENOBERJUNKER would be the equivalent of an Officer Cadet but his specific responsibilities are still unclear to me. I have yet to read an account of a youth who was also an Officer Cadet though I have read references to them in other peoples memoirs. I would be grateful for any information regarding the 12th Division, particularly with their major battles in Normandy. Were there P.O.W's sent to Canadian camps? I know of a few sent to the United States. Thank you, gratefully.
  2. I have a some pics of a pair of summer white IJN officer pants and jacket that have markings. I don't know much on how the markings are supposed to look. Do the markings look correct and original for WW2 era? The material looks to be linen, did officer pants and jacket come in that material as well or is it a post war material? Thanks!
  3. I would like to share a seldom encountered cap, as it seems to me that the Forage versions turn up more often. It's a British General Officer's service dress cap dating to mid/late war period, with its correct Kings crown badge and gilt side buttons. Unfortunately it is not named, but is in a fantastic condition and is a great example of a floppy styled cap.
  4. Hey guys, I am sure some of you experts can help me with this cap. Nice and very well kept LW visor, a few tracks from the moths, but otherwise sound. Cloth with very short nap, doeskin..?.. Inside the pathetic rest of the celloid wit a few traces of white text; what is to see is the sharp part of a triangle or something at top, below this one a "i" , and below this a "T". It could look a little like the Peküro pictured in Gary Wilkins book at page 364... . (Stirndruckfrei - Deutsches ReichspatenT) Anyway, a very nice cap I believe, nice bullion insignia (not a cheap visor, I suppose..).. Hope you enjoy, Cheers, Hans Kristian