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  2. Bavaria - Insignia

    Shoulder strap for a one-year volunteer with Königlich Bayerisches 1. Feldartillerie-Regiment Prinz-Regent Luitpold for the coloured peacetime uniform. The button should be slightly smaller.
  3. Wehrmacht Heer M.35, M.40 and M.42 Helmets

    Heres's a nice M40 we just sold on Saturday retaining approx 90% original paint. Decal has approx 85% remaining. All three liner retaining rivets are intact. Interior of the helmet has a M31 tan leather liner with all eight fingers and original tie string intact. Interior of helmet crown has faint manufacturer stamp. The reverse interior neck guard apron has stamped serial number "5178" and the interior left side apron has stamped manufacturer’s size code,"ET66" indicating manufacture by Eisen-und Hüttenwerke, AG Thale/Harzsize 66. Chin strap complete and is stamped 'Rahm & Kampmann 1936'
  4. This is not a newbie post

    Hi Jerry , welcome to the forum , what sort of music do you like?
  5. This is not a newbie post

    Hi everyone, I'm Jerry, from LA I'm really interested in music and games, and I love Extreme Sports.but I'm lazy.If typing can be turned into voice input just fine. We can play games togetherhaHAHAHhahahHA
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  7. South African Brigade on the Western Front

    Jackie the mascot of 3rd SAI and his keeper Pte Albert Marr were both injured by the explosion of the same shell in April 1918. Jackie was badly wounded his left leg hanging by shreds of muscle and another jagged wound to his right arm. He was given chloroform and had the lower part of his leg removed and dressed and his arm was also dressed, he was taken by a passing ambulance to the Casualty Clearing Station and after a couple of was sent to the base hospital on the French coast. It was the end of active service for both Jackie and Pte Albert Marr with the end of the war drawing to a close. From early September to 14th February they were both lent to the Red Cross for the purpose of collecting money for sick and wounded soldiers between them they raised over £1000. Jackie was officially discharged on the 26th April on his arm Jackie wore one gold wound stripe and the three blue service chevrons, indicating three years frontline service. At Maitland Dispersal Camp Cape Town he received the usual discharge papers, a military pension, plus a Civil Employment Form for Discharged soldiers which had been filled in, signed and witnessed like any other such document. At a parade to welcome back officially the 1st SAI Brigade and a Peace Parade on Church Square Pretoria on 31 July 1920 he received the Pretoria Citizens Service Medal. Jackie was able to live out his days in peaceful retirement until his death on 22 May 1921, he was buried in a unmarked grave on Cheshire Fann, Villieria Albert Marr died in Pretoria, aged 84, in August 1973. Story and photo from the book Pyramids and Poppies ( The 1st SA Infantry Brigade in Libya, France and Flanders ) 1915 - 1919 by Peter K. A. Digby an excellent book,
  8. Christmas 1914 and 1916

    Here are a few pages from the book Christmas Truce by Malcolm Brown & Shirley Seaton I found recently.

    CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMES Closed - Sunday 24th December, Christmas Day 25th December, Boxing Day 26th December, Wednesday 27th December, Thursday 28th December Open - Friday 29th December, Saturday 30th December Closed - New Year’s Eve 31st December, New Year’s Day 1st January, Tuesday 2nd January, Wednesday 3rd January, Thursday 4th January Open again on Friday 5th of January as usual 11am - 6pm
  10. Was given this beautifull old cap today by someone who thought it was an old Navy cap from his family. A member of that family had perished on a U-Boot during WW1. However, this cap turned out to be a military cap from Braunschweig, Duchy of Brunswick. I had never seen a cap before in this colour combination, and it is a very early example - before March 1897, as it has never had a Reichskokarde, just The Brunswick cockade, dark blue with a gold ring and a silver Landwehr Cross, denoting the status of the wearer. The cockade is also the officer version, as the ring is gilded and not lacquered. The old Brunswick uniforms before 1886 differed entirely from the Prussian. The Infantry had a blueblack tunic with concealed buttons and light blue collars and cuffs, the Tschako in Brunswick pattern was worn. With the blue band and crown piping, it also has an additional yellow piping to upper and lower edges of the band. This possibly denoting a Militärbeamter or official. Brunswick was a very small state and only had one infantry regiment, 92, Husaren-Regiment 17 and 2 batteries of Artillery later attached to Feldartillerie-Regiment 46 in Wolfenbüttel and Celle. The silver Landwehr Cross has the tiny inscription M.Gott.f.Fürst u.Vaterland above a wreath. There are two name entries within the liner, Jürges and Heuer, both attached to the family this came from. It came complete in a very old hat box, probably not belonging to the cap. There is also a makers mark in the lining August Hüsemeyer, Helmstedt. Cap has now had a light cleaning, first of all with a vacuum cleanter, then with steam, avoiding contact to leather parts. As a comparison, a re-enactment photo of the Brunswick Leib-Bataillon during the Napoleonic Wars. The traditional colours were adhered to till 1886. The Tschako bore the Brunswick "Todtenkopf" device. The traditional tunic after the Napoleonic Wars was known as a "Polrock", the cut being of Polish origin.
  11. Another new item for the WW1 exhibition in the Museum, a belt for foot soldiers of the Prussian Army. The buckle is fieldgrey steel, the leather tab is unusually rivetted instead of sewn, it is marked and dated C.Pose, Berlin 1914 - a remarkably early fieldgrey steel buckle. The prongs have possibly been repaired or replaced by an earlier brass example, probably done in a divisional workshop. The belt it came with, is a standard 45 mm leather, unblackened, but has a catch which has the dimensions of the old wider M.1847 model, which was still in use until about 1917. The leather is faintly stamped B.P.B.14 and a further stamp 1888 - this could well be Badisches Pionier-Bataillon 14. Baden troops wore the standard Prussian buckle.
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  13. Dornier Do 17

    Thanks for the info and the link Fritz. Will check this out. Regards Best wishes Tom
  14. Thanks for the info and the link Fritz.  Will check this out.


    Best wishes


  15. Here are a few more photo's relating to the munitions workers and a Staffordshire china model of a female munitions worker this photo from the book ( The First World War in 100 objects ) by Peter Doyle an excellent book.
  16. Dornier Do 17

    http://canmore-pdf.rcahms.gov.uk/wp/00/WP003869.pdf Catalogue of the Luftwaffe Photographs in the National Monuments of Scotland As early as 1938-39 detailed aerial photographs were made by a civilian aircraft for Lufthansa, but were intended for military purposes. Details can be found under the above link. However, a civilian He 111 was used to take these photos. There is no mention of Dorniers. The East Coast of Scotland with Scapa Flow was of more interest to the Luftwaffe. Have not found any further mention of ventures to the Western Coast.
  17. Dornier Do 17

    Hi Tom, welcome to the forum, I'm sure some of the members will be able to help you with this. Kenny
  18. Dornier Do 17

    Hi Forum, I am looking for any information regarding Dorniers brought down in the West Coast of Scotland during WWII. Hope someone can help - any help would be most appreciated. Thanks Tom Forsyth
  19. New items for the Museum' s WW1 exhibition: Leutnant, Landwehr-Inspektion Altona, 1915 Major, Infanterie-Regiment Graf Bose (Thüringisches) No.31, Altona (Battalion Commander) Shoulder strap M.1915 for Field Artillery, 2. Kurhessisches Feld-Artillerie-Regt. 47, based in Fulda, XI.A.K.
  20. A Nice Group and Story

    That's an excellent group Graeme, K.O.S.B. and Corps of Commissionaires, can't think of anything else much more up your street, Sergeant Heath certainly did his bit for the Empire.
  21. http://www.warhistoryonline.com/instant-articles/the-tank-museum-interviews-tiger-tank-veterans-tank-crews-who-fought-against-them.html
  22. Finally got the abridged regimental history scanned for the Netherlands Cavalry Museum in Amersfoort, which was requested of us. The history has some short detailed individual reports by some of the Husars. This example came from the estate of Hans Dose, the last known surviving member of the Regiment, donated by his family. He had received this in 1975 from Johanna Schröder. Scans are of excellent quality, enabling the full text to be read. This was probably published around 1931. Written by Rittmeister a.D. Jobst and Major a.D. von Trauwitz-Hellwig and printed by Girardet, Düsseldorf. Edges of cover now fragile.
  23. Award document Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Militärverdienstkreuz 2.Klasse dated 24.12.1915 for Sergeant Severin. The regiment had been on the Eastern Front since mid November 1914. I tried to purchase this document just recently, but someone else was quicker. I managed to persuade the dealer to send me a copy, one of which will also be made for the Museum. Rare document to a rare recipient/unit.
  24. Regimental history, 1903 edition from the estate of Gefreiter Rosenberger, presented to him by Wachtmeister Warnstedt, 1909, with dedication and a photo pasted into the inside cover. With further dedication by Regimentsadjutant Oberleutnant von Hofmann and regimental stamp. Also the later personal name and address stamp of Rosenberger with his address at Behnkenkammer 10 in Wandsbek.
  25. Luftwaffe mounted medals

    Now added, original, matching ribbon bar (Feldspange). LW eagle is first pattern on Feldspange, 2nd pattern on medal set.
  26. Award document for Mecklenburg-Schwerin Militärverdienstkreuz 2.Klasse to recipient Vizefeldwebel der Landwehr Friedrich Paetow in Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment 74 dated Schwerin, 24. August 1916 The document has a facsimile signature of Friedrich Franz (IV.) and a counter signature of Freiherr v. Heintze* *Oberstleutnant Frhr.v.Heintze, Flügeladjutant des Großherzogs von Mecklenburg-Schwerin S.747, "Das erlebnisreiche Leben eines Wilhelminers", Oldenbourg Verlag
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