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  2. Nearly all the shoulder straps of the Old Army as of around 1910 - or earlier, as shown on these old colour plates by Moritz Ruhl of Leipzig. A few more new ones were introduced in the years following, otherwise a representative overview. All with their correct designation. Usefull information on a fascinating subject. These of course, are all other ranks' versions.
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  4. Some more uniforms from the reserve collection of the museum. An Attila for a Sergeant or Vizewachtmeister of the 5. Eskadron. This example is an issued piece from the depot of the IX. Armee-Korps, the white linnen linng is fully stamped, B.A.IX - H.R.15 - 5.E. - with size markings and dated 1914. The markings are much clearer than in the photos. The right arm has three chevrons for lance expertise. Further detail photos of issue stamps in lining. Together with this is a pair of officers breeces with silver braid, not matching the nco tunic. A further example is the scarce fur trimmed cape, known as a "Pelz", standard issue with black Persianer trim. The cuffs are laced with nco braid, no further rank badges were worn. The garment is lined in yellow, as per regulations. This was normally worn open, suspended from the left shoulder by the two long "Peitschen" attached to the collar, in Winter fully closed. Shoulder pieces and lance chevrons were worn. This example from the 2. Eskadron. A rare item, worn only with full parade dress.
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    Field grey wool rayon cap with dark green centreband and dark green piping.One very small nip to the crown.Insignia comprises a gilt washed stamped alloy eagle and swastika and alloy oakleaves wreath encompassing a stamped national tricolor cockade. Twisted silver/aluminum chin cord is secured inplace by two small gilt washed metal buttons decorated with fouled navy anchors. Black vulcanfibre visor in good condition with all stitching intact. The interior of the cap is fully lined in light blue rayon with grey leather sweatshield and sweatband ribbon to the rear.Interior celluloid sweat diamond intact with all stitching present. Superb condition cap. V.G.C.


  7. Reichspräsident von Hindenburg returned the captured drums to the Colonel in Chief of the Gordon Highlanders, 1934
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  9. I totally missed this thread, I agree if it's a rare item and the price is right then would possibly consider it. When I first started collecting my first German Cross in Gold had most of the enamel smashed out of it , I was always quite happy with it as it only cost me £20 and was named on the back to a German paratrooper.
  10. For me it would depend on rarity of the item and price tag, common items I would pass up on.
  11. The items are probably ok. The Krim shield is a typical example how items were denazified after the 8th May 1945, and still worn for a short while. The Panzer badge has not been denazified, but simply damaged at some time. I would tend to take the trouble to get this restored by an expert. It may not be worth it financially speaking, but it does justice in the end. I finally got a Prussian military bugle properly restored (2004), twenty years after buying it. The restoration cost several times more than the purchase. A financial loss, you may say, but justice done.
  12. Here's another manual I recently found printed in 1940, It belonged to Gunner J.R.White No 2057255 of 37th S/L Regiment Royal Artillery HQ Coy. Stationed at Quebec Barracks Bordon Hampshire, the booklet was reproduced from Small Arms Training Vol 1 1937 by permission H.M Stationery Office, there are a lot more pictures in it than the 1937 booklet. Here are a few of the pages I've scanned.
  13. Joan Armatrading's theme song from the 1978 film 'The Wild Geese'. This is another of my favourite films, a great cast, Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris and Hardy Kruger, plus a host of other British actors.
  14. The Theme Song to the film ''Kelly's Heroes'' Directed by Brian G. Hutton and starring Clint Eastwood. The song is sung by The Mike Curb Congregation.
  15. A not so well known march - Löwengeschwader - the March of Kampfgeschwader 26 In one of the photos, Walter Neusüß is depicted in an official press photo from around October 1939 (third photo from start of clip). Was very surprised when I saw this
  16. further item - pictures and text description added.
  17. Not something I know allot about Allan, but I think your employer should at least point you in the right direction and let you know where to buy the correct items. I would imagine with safety equipment it would be pretty important you get the correct items otherwise someone could be in big trouble if someone got injured.
  18. I thought PPE should be provided by your employers as they have a responsibility for your safety. Same would go for a full risk assessment which would then dictate what PPE should be worn.
  19. Hi all, I am working in a steel manufacturing company. We work in very dangerous conditions and are always open to danger. I have just started working in this field. My employer has asked me to get the safety equipment like the safety shoes, hard caps, and even the dress. But I have no idea where to purchase them from. I have been searching for them in the nearby shops here and I got the safety shoes. Now I have to get the shirts. I was checking on the internet and found some safety shirts online. But before I purchase them, I would like to know if it is a good idea to buy the safety shirts online? Will they be of good quality? Does anyone have any experience? Thanks.
  20. Original title: Der Stolz der Dritten Kompanie - comedy film starring Heinz Rühmann as a recruit, Musketier Diestelbeck, of well above average intelligence. The film shows a satirical view of everyday life in a typical infantry regiment, pre-ww1 The regiment depicted is fictitious, a typical infantry regiment of the period, "Regiment Prinz Willibald" - the uniforms very accurate, Prussian style, but the helmet emblems have deliberately been replaced by a fantasy emblem, also the shoulder straps bear no unit designation. The film was banned after 1933, but some copies survived till today. Humourous and entertaining, the military at the time was probably not very flattered.
  21. Veröffentlicht am 30.09.2016 Heidedragoner Uetzingen e.V. Berittenes Trompeterkorps Abschluß Proben Wochenende 2016 / Reitzentrum von Samson
  22. An original photo of two Prussian artillerists of a field artillery unit, ca. 1915/16. They are wearing the M.1910 fieldgrey uniforms with a greymetal fitted helmet and in full marching order. The shoulder straps have been removed from the tunics. They are equipped with a gas mask and a Kar 98a carbine as used by cavalry and field artillery. Place unknown. An original photo of two muscians from an infantry regiment. The field caps bear the Prussian cockade. They are wearing the bandmens wings in toned lace. To the left is a hornist, carrying a bugle over the right shoulder. The bugle was wrapped in red cloth in peacetime, fieldgrey in wartime. On his belt is a flute in its carrying case. The man on the right is a Tambour or Trommler (drummer). On the left is the belt attachment for the drum in the form of a Prussian eagle. They are both carrying walking sticks, which were fashionable at the time. Photo was probably taken between 1914 and 1916. Place unknown. Both cards have not been written and no inscription.
  23. Further material added, 9.6.17 On page 15 is the signature of Freiherr Ô Byrn, Oberst und Regimentskommandeur, this name is listed in the 1906 Saxon Rangliste (Page 27) as a General Lieutenant à la Suite des Grenadier-Regiments 101. Note under Wikipedia: Friedrich Eduard Georg Baron O’Byrn (* 10. August 1864 in Dresden; † 1. Juli 1942 ebenda) war ein sächsischer Offizier, zuletzt Generalmajor, sowie Kabinettschef.[1] Die Barone von O’Byrn entstammen dem irischen Adel. Im Kurfürstentum bzw. Königreich Sachsen unterhielten sie seit 1747 gute Beziehungen und übten verschiedenen Staatsämter aus. Durch ihre erfolgreichen Dienste erwarben sie sich ein hohes Ansehen. Familiär verzweigten sie sich unter anderem mit den Familien Karl von Amira und Bernhard von Lindenau. Die Mutter Georgs von O’Byrn, Johanna Maria O`Byrn war die Schwester von Heinrich von Treitschke.[2] O’Byrn trat 1884 als Offizieranwärter in das Grenadier-Regiment „Kaiser Wilhelm, König von Preußen“ (2. Königlich Sächsisches) Nr. 101 der Sächsischen Armee ein. Im weiteren Verlauf seiner Militärkarriere war er als Major (seit 21. September 1907) Flügeladjutant von König Friedrich August III. sowie Militärgouverneur der Prinzen Friedrich Christian und Ernst Heinrich.[3] Nach Ende des Ersten Weltkriegs verblieb er bis 1921 im Dienst und wurde dann als Generalmajor verabschiedet. Für seine Verdienste erhielt O’Byrn u. a. den Hausorden der Rautenkrone. 1899 heiratete O’Byrn in Dresden Maximilie Marie Gabriele (1874–1954), eine Tochter des sächsischen Kriegsministers Paul von der Planitz. Er verstarb am 1. Juli 1942 in Dresden und wurde auf dem Alten Katholischen Friedhof beigesetzt. Der Dresdner Bildhauer Georg Wrba schuf eine Bronzebüste für sein Grabmal.[4] O’Byrns Grabstätte steht unter Denkmalschutz. Eintragungen im Sächsischen Adelsbuch: Bescheid des königlich-sächsischen Ministeriums des Innern, Dresden, 21. April 1904: Aufnahme der Familie O’Byrn in das sächsische Adelsbuch. Bescheid des königlich-sächsischen Ministeriums des Innern, Dresden, 12. August 1904: Aufnahme der Familie O’Byrn in das sächsische Adelsbuch. Bescheinigung über die Trauung von Friedrich Konstantin Wenzeslaus O’Byrn und Laura Klara von Ziegesar, Dresden, 18. Oktober 1902. Bescheinigung über die Taufen von Friedrich August, Alfred Karl und Johann Nepomuk O’Byrn, Dresden, 15. April 1847. Bescheinigung über die Trauung Johann Nepomuk und Johanna Maria O’Byrn, Dresden, 4. Oktober 1895. Taufschein Friedrich Eduard Georg O’Byrn, 29. September 1900. Taufzeugnis Johann Jakob O’Byrn, Dresden, 28. September 1875. Trauschein Friedrich Eduard Georg O’Byrn und Maximiliane von der Planitz, Dresden, 18. Oktober 1902. Beglaubigte Abschrift aus dem Adelsbuch für das Königreich Sachsen, Dresden, 11. August 1904. Bescheid des königlich-sächsischen Ministeriums des Innern, Dresden, 8. Juli 1905: Aufnahme der Familie O’Byrn in das sächsische Adelsbuch. Sterbeurkunde Johanna Maria O’Byrn, Dresden, 14. März 1913.
  24. Further photos of pages from Saxon Military Pass 1872 added Grave of Georg Baron O`Byrn at the Old Catholic Cemetery in Dresden (under conservation)
  25. Some more new items acquired today for the museum: Kriegsdenkmünze 1870/71 for the war against France. Awarded to all combattants who took part. The edge of the medal is impressed with the inscription: AUS EROBERTEM GESCHUETZE, being of captured cannon metal. Kaiser Wilhelm (I) Gedächtnismedaille, 1897. Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Medal, awarded to all in service of the state at the time, on the initiative of Kaiser Wilhelm II., in memory of his Grandfather. Goldbronze. Kreuz für Kriegshilfsdienste, 1916. Awarded for wartime services, military and non-military. Grey war metal (zink). All on their original ribbons, some with traces of storage. The two latter decorations are absolutely mint and probably never awarded and only stored for all these years. Three iconic pieces of historical significance.
  26. Another attempt, July 2016. They don't know how to wear the uniform correctly. Gerade sitzen! Wrong sidearms, a fantasy construction.
  27. This was a rehearsal in May 2017
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