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    It looks a bit new anyway, as if a re-work. I have the impression that the market has gradually been taken over and dominated by Eastern Europeans since the borders opened n 1990. Apart from that, I have also the impression that Dr. Eberan has an obsession about the Third Reich and Hitler, but in a negative sense.
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    Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag, und alles Gute für Sie!
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    Most likely something in that category with the connection LW - HJ
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    Here's an interesting little pocket book I found at a car boot sale at the week end cost me all of £2.00.
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    Nice early example you have, the quality of the case is superb, this changed after the beginning of WWI, the cases no longer had the gold impressed rim, and the medals were then produced in zinc or iron. Your example still has some nice gilt finish. The "Überkarton" is of course very rare and can improve the total value enormously. The decoration was institued in 1898 and most of the early examples were awarded during the campaigns in the colonies. Bars could also be worn as from 1900, the following examples are known: Südafrika 1899-1900, – Ostasien 1900/01 – and– Südwestafrika 1904/06
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    The Namibian Government now wants Germany to remove all memorials of the colonial past - these should be taken back to Germany. Most people in present day Germany would also not appreciate them. Perhaps some museum might like to take them over?
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    A short report on the sudden removal of the Reiterdenkmal Windhuk several years ago.
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    Newly acquired for the museum: Prussian Cockades for various types of headdress - Reserve officer, centre with silver Landwehr cross - regular other ranks peaked cap or dress cap - Landwehr other ranks peaked field cap, stich on, centre has silver Landwehr cross These were always worn below the Reichskokarde (black-white-red) The reserve crosses have tiny inscription - Mit Gott für König und Vaterland - 1813 Landsturm personnel wore a gold coloured cross of the same pattern These were of course also worn on the helmet plates. The pattern of Landwehr cross varied from state to state. Added today: Reichskokarde for officers and the (part) set, slightly restored These little items have become increasingly expensive, especially for rarer variations, older types and of all the different German states, the demand has also soared on the collectors market.
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    A silver barocque presentation plate with waved edges in balluster form, ca. 14,4 cm in diameter, engraved with a flying Prussian heraldic eagle with sword and szepter with engraved circular script: Leut.d.R. Reschke 07 Found under the officers lists for 1914 under Reserve Officers, Ol.d.R. Dr.Rgt.1 (Tilsit), LDA2 (Belgard) meaning Oberleutnant der Reserve with Dragoner-Regiment 1 in Tilsit, with Landwehr-Dienstauszeichung 2.Klasse and resident in Belgard/Pommern, 1907 The 1914-18 period saw his promotion to Rittmeister, later Oberstleutnant a.D., died on 4.7.1922 The 1897 list states him as Seconde-Lieutenant with 4.Eskadron, Dragoner-Regiment 1 in Tilsit The rear of the plate has a halfmoon,an 800 Silber hallmark with crown and a further makers mark.
  11. 2 points
    The other departments of the Museum concerning the general history of the town and area of Wandsbek - some official seals and commemorative items from the late 19th and 20th Century - The Jews in Wandsbek - Das Postwesen in Wandsbek - Panorama of Wandsbek, ca. 1900 - The churches in Wandsbek, including a copy of the silver altar relief in the Marktkirche. - A model of the Palace of Graf v. Schimmelmann, sold and demolished around 1848 - Details of the official seals, late 19th Century and early 20th Century Was unfortunately not possible to get better pictures because of the additional lighting.
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    A photo montage by Photostudio Scholz, Wandsbek, which is still in existence, but has changed ownership several times, ca. 1906 of personnel of the Regiment in Wandsbek. A diorama of lead soldiers representing Husaren-Regt.15 pre-WW1, presented by former nearby ex-Bundeswehr soldiers to the Museum a few decades ago. One of the trees to the right has collapsed and has to be "corrected". In all, nicely done. A photo of the Unteroffizierskorps of the Regiment, ca. 1910. Photo can be magnified, and most of the names are quite clear.
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    Collar patches, Kradschützen - motorcycle troops, light brown Waffenfarbe Shoulder straps, Unteroffizier, Panzergrenadiere, light green piping, fieldgrey, from 1940 till midwar Belt Buckles: Parade dress, lightweight aluminum two piece construction Service dress, fiedlgrey early aluminium, dated 1937 on leather tab by R.Sieper & Söhne, Lüdenscheid Service dress, fieldgrey steel, on leather tab dated 1940, buckle marked B&N 40, facing has lost most finish Service dress, fieldgrey steel, on leather tab marked G.Brehmer, Markneukirchen 1940, with most of original finish Artillery: Collar from Feldbluse M.36 for Unteroffizier, with shoulder straps Artillerie-Regiment 4, Dresden, early pattern shoulder staps, M.36 pattern shoulder straps Artillerie-Regiment 4, Dresden (from same source), shoulder straps M.40, fieldgrey and trade badge for Funker, Artillerie - artillery signaler Collar patches and shoulder pieces for a Feldwebel, Nachrichten - signals, Waffenfarbe: lemon yellow (see previous posting Feldwebel J. Schatz under documentation)
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    Wehrmacht company buttons for shoulder straps. The fieldgrey versions were worn on the field tunics, those with aluminium finish were generally worn on the parade tunics. I. Bataillon 1. Kompanie 2. Kompanie 3. Kompanie 4. Kompanie II. Bataillon 5. Kompanie 6. Kompanie 7. Kompanie 8. Kompanie III. Bataillon 9. Kompanie so far to date IV. Bataillon 13. Kompanie so far to date Note: The fieldgrey buttons for 6 or 9 in these examples are without a "dot" behind the number, interchangeable. The aluminium versions have the "dot" behind the number, so definitely a 6 or a 9. Various maker marks to rear of buttons. Some have an RZM mark. Company numbers were worn only by other ranks and NCOs, never by officers. The company numbers were also indicated by the colours of the bayonet knots.
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    Officers cap insignia, aluminium eagle, hand-embroidered cockade and oakwreath still in original cellophane wrapper Tunic insignia for a Leutnant of Infantry for field uniform, toned aluminium thread, the shoulder pieces still in original cello wrapper, the collar patches slightly missmatched Collar patches, infanterie, various periods M.35 - these still stitched together, M.38 and M.40 - these examples are mounted on a darkgreen backing, usually they were stitched directly onto the (fieldgrey) collar Shoulder straps, infanterie: Feldwebel, Füsilier-Regt. 27, early pattern for field uniform, no piping, pointed form, significance of yellow loop not known Oberfeldwebel, Infanterie--Regt.69, early pattern, white piping, stitch in type Stabsfeldwebel M.35 Oberfeldwebel, Infanterie-Regt. 9, Potsdam, M.35, probably midwar Other ranks, Infanterie, M.35 and M.40, early to midwar production Rank badges, chevrons Oberschütze, Oberkanonier, etc. Gefreiter Stabsgereiter (not illustrated) Obergefreiter Oberstabsgefreiter Insignia, Gebirgstruppe, etc., introduced May 1939 Top row: Edelweiss for peaked cap, for Bergmütze and oakleaves forJäger (Bergmütze) For right upper tunic sleeve, variations Army marksmanship lanyard - Schützenschnur, lowest grade - Stufe I, 2nd. pattern Kavallerie See under earlier topic
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    Company Insignia, bayonet knots - Seitengewehrtroddel: For Unteroffizier, no company designation I. Bataillion 1. Kompanie II. Bataillon 6. Kompanie 7. Kompanie 8. Kompanie Officers dagger knot and sword knot - Portépées, also bayonet knot for senior NCOs Sword hanger for officers and two sets of dagger hangers for officers and senior NCOs
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    It was agreed at Versailles at the end of the war that the Allies would award a standardised Victory Medal to their own personnel, each awarding basically the same medal to their forces. Below are examples of the medals produced by the Allied Nations. 1st The American Medal. 2nd The Cuban Medal. 3rd The Belgium Medal. 4th The Czechoslovakian Medal.
  18. 2 points
    Here is a map showing all belligerants in WW1 - the orange marded territories are the Central Powers, the green are the Allied (Entente), the grey are neutral - does not quite balance with such an overweight on the Allied side - the chances for the Central Powers (being surrounded), were almost nil from the very beginning, demonstrated by the almost immediate loss of all colonies worldwide, especially due to lack of sufficient sea power. Have never seen the medal illustrated, the ribbon if correct to the medal displayed on, is certainly reminiscent of the victory ribbons - Spain immediately declared its neutrality on the outbreak of war in 1914. I can't imagine Spain issuing a medal for Spanish volunteers to the Allied side, that would be against all neutrality principles. Spain even offered exile to Kaiser Wilhelm II., but Holland was more befitting. It would be desirable to find out more on this. Here is the Wikipedia explanation of neutrality of Spain and its overseas posessions: Spanien / Spanische Kolonien – wirtschaftlicher Aufschwung durch Rohstofflieferungen an die Kriegsparteien, vornehmlich an die Entente. Spanisch-Guinea (heute Äquatorialguinea) – Rückzugsgebiet der deutschen Schutztruppe für Kamerun. Spanisch-Sahara (heute Westsahara).
  19. 2 points
    This is a page from the book British Campaign Medals 0f the First World War by Peter Duckers. Section Allies and Enemies some Foreign Campaign Medals. Opinions is the Author completely wrong or does he know something that nobody else knows ?.
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    If you ever come across a Spanish Victory Medal for WW1, then you'll know there's something wrong somewhere. Spain did not take part in the Great War, unlike Portugal, which hoped to gain some of the German colonies in Africa and elsewhere. Holland also remained neutral.
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    No Paul, these are only examples for anybody who have not seen them. Below are four more. 1st The Brazil Medal. 2nd The Romania Medal. 3rd The Italy Medal. 4th The Greece Medal. The only one I have not found is an example of the Spanish Medal.
  22. 2 points
    Do you have all these? As ever, the whole world ganged up on Germany. Same every time, after which, they divided up the spoils of war, esp. the former German colonies.
  23. 2 points
    Here are the next four medals. 1st The French Medal. 2nd The Portugal Medal. 3rd The Siam ( Thailand ) Medal. 4th The Japanese Medal.
  24. 2 points
    I've all ways liked these medals here's one I have a Third Class gilded bronze with red case and outer cardboard case which has a waxy feel to it. And an image of the Second Class both sides the inscription translates in English as ( For Merit In The Red Cross ) and W.R. and A.V. Translate in English as ( William Rex and Augusta Victoria ). And an image of a advert for the three classes of medals by J.Godet & Sohn.
  25. 2 points
    Various medal groups, including a set with a Dutch medal and it matching set of miniatures on a chain A further picture includes a cut off part of a shouder piece for the greatcoat, several regimental histories and a souvenir porcellain plate dated December 1901, a present from a reservist to his uncle. A more detailed picture of the decorations, showing the Netherlands Medal. Some more personal objects, including the original case of issue for EKI for Leutnant der Reserve JohannesGreiner and a leather cigar case. Dokument for the 1914-18 cross for master saddler Wilhelm Tribehs, Wandsbek, 20. February 1935
  26. 2 points
    Yes it is a bit strange that these helmets started to appear around that date too.
  27. 2 points
    Unusual helmet with Luftwaffe and HJ emblem - has anyone seen one of those before? Found under following link of Svenska Dagbladet (article in Swedish) Article was by Dr. Barbro Eberan, who lives in Hamburg and began her academic career there in 1959. She has written numerous critical books about the "Nazi-Zeit" I first met her in the mid 1970s. Two of her most notable books are "Wer war an Hitler Schuld?" and "Var Hitler en demon?" https://www.svd.se/unga-nazister-blev-tysklands-demokrater
  28. 2 points
    This is one of the famous Luftwaffe Flak helpers helmets most often found on ebay. They seem to originate from Eastern Europe with lots coming out of the Czech Republic. There are no war time photos of these helmets ever being worn, but plenty of photos of Hitler Youth wearing standard Luftwaffe helmets. Most encountered have fake Luftwaffe decals, replaced liners etc. I don't like the one in this picture either. Until a wartime photo of one of these being worn is found, I would avoid these helmets.
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    Happy Birthday Colin, hope you are having a good one
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    A further uniformplate in colour by Paul Casberg, 1916 showing the new September 1915 model uniforms, to the left are the future peacetime uniforms, to the right, the Bluse for active field service in the colours of Dragoner Regt. 17 & 18 The uniform of Großherzog Friedrich Franz IV. as Chef of Dragoner-Regt.17 An other ranks cap for Dragoner-Regt.17 (peacetime) An other ranks helmet, Grenadier-Regiment 89 or Füsilier-Regiment 90, the cockades are missing. The museum was able to purchase this in 1991 from a collector in Lübeck. A cavalry pistol 1821/41 of a quantity purchased in England for use with D.R.17 A private purchase helmet from Feld-Artillerie-Regt.60 (picture could not be downloaded) These items are in the collections of the Stiftung Mecklenburg - Mecklenburgisches Landesmusem in Schwerin and in Dömitz
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    The true story of Hauptmann Hans Joachim Marseille, one of the best flyer aces of WW2 Film made in 1957, starring Joachim Hansen as Marseille and Marianne Koch as his fiancée. Born in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg of French ancestry. Died of a result of an accident in the Western Desert, when his aircraft motor failed, bailing out, the parachute caught on the tail of the aircraft. English undertitles.
  35. 2 points
    Yes. always thought this was remarkably good by recent standards - first appeared 1993, one of the last times I went to the cinema, since then I was only twice - "Sonnenallee" (Ost cult film) in 1999 and "Der Untergang" in 2004, haven't entered a cinema since! I think a lot of the actors were from the former DDR, and more soldierly than the sloppy variety in the west. The other film you posted was made in around 1957, still with a lot of ex-soldiers, who knew what they were acting. The central figure, a young artillery officer was played by the same actor - Joachim Hansen - as Hauptmann Marseille in STERN VON AFRIKA, Which at the time received a lot of criticism from left-wing critics as revisionary and propagandistic: Vor dem Hintergrund der erst ein Jahr zuvor aufgestellten neuen Luftwaffe der Bundeswehr im Jahr 1956 sahen einige Filmkritiker eine Anlehnung an einen expressiven Propagandafilm.[4] „Er ist gefährlich, er ist restaurativ, er ist neonazistisch.“ – Vorwärts[5] „Clevere Mischung aus Heldenepos, Kampfreportage und halbherzigen Antikriegsphrasen.“ – Lexikon des internationalen Films[6]
  36. 2 points
    Two new items for the Museum. Prussia: Allgemeines Ehrenzeichen ( 1810-1917) mounted for wear in a military style, cloth backing could be matching a Dragoner or Husar uniform. The averse bears the monogram of Friedrich Wilhelm III. The reverse, VERDIENST UM DEN STAAT within a laurel wreath. Silver or with high silver content. This medal could be for civil and military. A replacement ribbon, 25mm for the Winterschlacht 1941/42 medal in the museum's collection.
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    Not seen one like that before, could it have belonged to a Hitler Youth ( Flak-Helper ) ?.
  38. 2 points
    Two examples of passports of the Weimar period, 1929 Passport for Herrn Helmut Andrä, born in Zeulenroda, Saxony, 19.9.1906, nationality: Sachsen, profession: Handlungsgehilfe (employee), living in Lübeck, issued by the Police Authority in Lübeck, 12.8.1929, valid 5 years. No particular entries, visas or travel. Passport for Fräulein Ruth van Hees, born in Remagen, 6.7.1907, nationality: Preußen, profession: schoolgirl. Issued by the Polizei Verwaltung Remagen, 23.7.1929. Valid 5 years, no particular entries, visas or travel.
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    Two examples of a (Reichs-) Kennkarte, an identity paper for every civilian person. The first example is for Frau Sofie Gottschlag, geb. Maier, born in Heilbronn/Württemberg, issued at Kiel, 10.8.1943, valid till August 1948. The document has personal details such as profession (none), peculiarities/remarks (none), signed and stamped, and with the fingerprints of the bearer. The swastika on the cover had been postwar inked over, this now partially removed. Stamped photo of bearer Further example for Herrn Gustav Geiswig Fraenkel, born 1.April 1877 in Elberfeld (now part of Wuppertal), as a profession, Maschinenschlosser, issued at Wuppertal, 18.6.1940, valid till June 1945. With stamped photo of bearer. A fee of 1 RM was due in each case, this is receipted by a franked fee stamp by the Police Authority inside the document.
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    The original text of the March - obviously no longer played in the Bundeswehr (would definitely not be politically correct!!!) But historically speaking, very interesting indeed. Found under following address: (here are thousands of old traditional German songs and marches, if anyone is interested in texts, all alphabetically listed - etwas zum mitsingen!) http://ingeb.org/WWIIi.html Das Löwengeschwader so sind wir genannt und sind durch gewaltige Scharen dem Briten als Schrecken der Schiffe bekannt vom Kanal bis zu Schottlands Gestaden So ziehen wir stärker mit jeder Schlacht am Himmel den sieghaften Bogen am Boden liegt Englands zerfallene Macht nur wir selber beherrschen die Wogen Refrain: Das Zeichen des Löwen auf silbernem Rumpf so fliegen wir weit übers Meer und tragen des Führers Wort zum Triumph es gibt keine Inseln mehr
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    Documentary film from 1983
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    Stalingrad Film from 1993, one of the better films
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    Very good to excellent except Rumanians using MG42 and T34-85 at Stalingrad. Had to use what was available I suppose. Yes the more recent film was fairly crap.
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    Found this rather amusing short video. Many folks in Good Old Germany would not be amused.
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    Interesting photo's Paul, yes the author is South African the book is mostly about the men of the South African Brigade. and the sacrifice they paid. The German orders were in their determination to hold on to the wood ( That the enemy was not to advance except over dead bodies ). The British orders were to ( Hold at all costs).
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    A detail picture of the Officers breeches - Reithose/Stiefelhose. Uncertain if original - the cloth and silver braid are original material. The inner lining and the pocket linings are most likely post WW2 material, various buttons are replacements, the waist has been enlarged by adding elastic gussets on both sides, definitely not period done.
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    Some contemporary artists impressions and Lothar von Trotha, Commander of the Schutzruppe in Southwest
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    It could be if his Grandfather was in the Territorial Force and if his own regiment did not serve oversees then he could have volunteered to serve in another regiment that was going oversees to fight.
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    Yes I was disappointed with the modern film ,was really looking forward to it but it seemed to miss so much out.