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  1. 3 points
    I am new to the Treasure Bunker so if I am not doing things correctly I hope you will bear with me. I am trying to get as much information on my Grandfather to pas on to my kids before I pop off to see the ancestors. I am not planning to go in the near future but after a scare last year it makes you realise we are not immortal. My grandfather served with the Royal Naval Division from Jan 1915 to Jan 1919. His name was Corporal William Bulman, Deal/3286S and he was in the 3rd Field Ambulance. I am in possession of his medals and I have managed to get a copy of his service record and his medal card. He was mentioned in dispatches whilst out in Gallipoli and I am trying to find out what he did to deserve this mention. I am trying to get hold of the war diaries for the 3rd Field Ambulance but this is where I am struggling as I don't know what happened to Deal Battalion. I have been told they were amalgamated with another battalion but I don't know which one. My father told me that he seemed to remember that he was told my Grandfather was in Hood Battalion but couldn't be sure. I would greatly appreciate it if any members could help me with this as I seem to have hit a wall. Does anyone know if 3rd Field Ambulance would have their own war diaries or would they be included in one of the battalions.
  2. 3 points
    Thank you ever so much for taking the time to try and help me with this. I have recently bought this book and although I haven't read it thoroughly yet I have skipped through it but could find very little information on Deal Battalion or the 3rd Field Ambulance. I also have Douglas Jerrolds book on The Royal Naval Division which I inherited from my grandfather, that isn't much help either. Any other reading matter you or any other members could suggest would be greatly appreciated. Thank you once again for your time and your help.
  3. 3 points
    https://www.warhistoryonline.com/reviews/the-hood-battalion-royal-naval-division-review-by-dr-wayne-osborne.html Her is a book I found, which may be of some relevance.
  4. 2 points
    I forgot to put this text in lol. I picked this up at an antique fair yesterday, there ain't a lot of age to it, but I have been after one for a while,
  5. 2 points
    I saw the article about Argentina, how do you they were repro? They were said to be made of solid silver, nobody mentioned repro in the article. The item in the picture however, does not look like silver...
  6. 2 points
    Some original postcards of Hindenburg depicting him at various stages of his career, from Kadett at Wahlstatt to Generalfeldmarschall As a Kadett in Walstatt / Schlesien, 1860 Kadett-Selektaner, Berlin, 1865 (HKA Lichterfelde) Seconde-Lieutenant, 3. Garde Regiment zu Fuss, 1866 Hauptmann im Generalstab, Stettin, 1878 Oberst u. Kommandeur, Inf.-Regt. 91, Oldenburg Generalmajor u. Chef d. Generalstabes d. VIII. A.K., Coblenz General-Feldmarschall u. Chef des Generalstabes im jetztigen Krieg, 30.7.1917 Copy of an old photo of the helmet worn by Hindenburg at the battle of Königsgrätz on 3. July 1866. Hindenburg fought on wearing a peaked cap over his bandaged head wound. Unknown whether this historic helmet has survived till today.
  7. 2 points
    Yes its definitely post war, probably made a fortnight ago lol , sold as repro and only payed £30 for it Here is one that was among that so called hoard of illegal nazi memorabilia that was found in Argentina last year, it's in the same form , but with a marble base , most of the stuff was repro.
  8. 2 points
    I thought they could be post-war, although the portrait is accurate, the base somehow does not match the style of the period.
  9. 2 points
    Hi Buster, these are postwar busts but still nice items as long as you did not pay too much for it.
  10. 2 points
    I think its brass with a bronze wash or plating , its rubbed of a little on high points
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  12. 2 points
    Some images received from Holland Fritz Rechberg, Oberleutnant der Reserve. Uniform before 1899. His brother, Arnold Rechberg also served in the regiment. Fritz Ohlendorf, Trompeter, 1906 Trompeterkorps, Ohlendorf marked with "arrow". He has a Tuba as an instrument. Photo was sent as a postcard from Lockstedter Lager to Frau Frieda Ohlendorf, Ferdinandstraße 4 in Wandsbek with text: Trompeter Korps des Husaren-Rgts. 15 im Lockstedter Lager (Holstein) 1910.
  13. 2 points
    The bust has a very bronze-like appearance. Is this genuine bronze or just the finish? Most examples of those day were simply bronze-coated. Here are two older busts, which simply have a bronze finish (a very hard zinc alloy). The first could be dated between 1871 and 1888, Kaiser Wilhelm I. To the rear of the base is the maker's signet C. Gladbeck, Berlin. The artist's signature: Tondeur, fec. 1878 The smaller bust is of Kaiser Wilhelm II. - in younger days as he looked around 1890. No maker's mark or signature.
  14. 2 points
    They could have been killed during a bombardment or a trench raid.
  15. 2 points
    Interesting to see it in the German language, over here it was released as The Enemy Below. The 1966 Star Trek episode "Balance of Terror" is closely based on this film, with the USS Enterprise cast as the destroyer and the Romulan vessel, using a cloaking device, as the U-boat. It is reported that Gene Roddenberry later paid a fee to the estate of Gary Cooper, who owned the rights to the film.
  16. 2 points
    An extract from a biography concerning the military service of Ernst Bove, Unteroffizier. This is from an unknown source, which we received as a photo copy. Unfortunately no photos as backup. Ernst (Erni) Bove cam from a wealthy family living in Hamburg near the Alster. Ernst Bove was priveleged and served as Unteroffizier before the War, most likely as Einjährig-Freiwilliger Unteroffizier. A good sense of humour and fairness was also prevailant at the time. Gern wird eine Begebenheit aus der Zeit kurz vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg erzählt: Erni Bove übte einige Wochen als Unteroffizier in der Wandsbeker Kaserne. An einem Sonnabend war er Wachhabender, mußte also seine 24 Stunden im Wachlokal absitzen. Er wollte aber lieber die Nacht bei seiner hübschen, jungen Frau in der schicken Parterre-Wohnung in der Overbekstraße auf der Uhlenhorst verbringen. Leicht fand sich ein geldknapper Unteroffizier, der sich gegen eine entsprechende Summe nur zu gern bereit erklärte, die nächtliche Wache Erni abzunehmen, ein selbstverständlich streng verbotenes Wachvergehen. Ds Unglück wollte, daß ausgerechnet in dieser Nacht der Schwadronschef, der Rittmeister von X., nach froh durchzechtem Kasinoabend in ewas weinseliger Stimmung die Wachstube morgens um 1/2 5 kontrollierte, sofort merkte, was los war, alles wecken und die ganze Schwadron in Paradeuniform zu Pferde antreten ließ, sich auf seinem Schimmel an die Spitze setzte und in Richtung Hamburg Uhlenhorst abrückte. Dieser Rittmeister - das muß man wissen - war privat mit Erni Bove befreundet und wollte ihm einmal einen Schabernack spielen. Vor dem Verlassen der Kaserne hatte er dem diensttuenden Wachhabende noch zugerufen: „Den Bove, den werden wir uns jetzt einmal holen.“ Gottlob rief der clevere Unteroffizier sofort in der Overbeckstraße an. Erni Bove erkannte die Situation schlagartig und meisterte sie. Alles wurde zum würdigen Empfang der etwa 120 Husaren mit ihrem Rittmeister und drei Leutnanten in windeseile vorbereitet. Im großen Wohnzimmer wurde vom Mädchen alles Erforderliche für ein üppiges Sektfrühstück für die Offiziere hergerichtet. Überall standen Sektkühler mit Champagner, Kaviar auf Eis, Toast, Cigarren, Cigaretten usw. Usw. Ein benachbarter Kolonialwarenhändler lieferte schnellstens (man bedenke: es ist Sonntag Morgen um 1/2 6 einige Fässer Bier, die draußen auf dem Fußweg neben eilig aufgestellten Tischen mit Gläsern und Bergen von hilfreichen Händen gestrichener Wurst-, Schinken- und Käsebrote angezapt wurden. Währenddessen trappelten fast 500 Hufe durch die schlafenden Stadtteile Eilbeck und Uhlenhorst; die Einwohner der Wandsbeker Chaussee, des Mühlendamms und der anderen Straßen stürzten aus ihrer Sonntagsruhe aufgeschreckt wegen des unbekannten Lärms an die Fenster. Als die Husarenschwadron in ihren Schmucken, bunten Uniformen mit Pelzmütze und Attila in die Overbeckstraße eingebogen war und vor der Boveschen Wohnung ihre Paradeaufstellung einnahm, trat der Unteroffizier der Reserve Bove in Galauniform mit seiner Frau auf die Terrasse hinaus, meldete strahlend dem verblüfften Rittmeister, daß alles zum Empfang und Imbiß niemand mehr dienstlich oder gar böse sei... es gab ein rauschendes Fest, und als zwei Stunden später alle gemeinsam wieder in ihre Kaserne abrückten, sollen die Wandsbeker Husaren fröhliche Lieder durch den Sonntag-Morgen geschmettert haben. So etwas war nur vor 1914... und nur bei Ernst Bove möglich. Ein befreundeter Bankdirektor aus der Overbeckstraße rief den Morgen bei meinem Vater an und fragte: „Was ist nur bei Ihrem Schwager Bove los? Hier ist ein reines Feldlager auf der Straße. Alles ißt, trinkt und singt.“
  17. 2 points
    Uniform from the early 1950s till around 1966 Postwar Hamburg police The uniform of the mid-60s, this one for Nordrhein-Westfalen Next photo of Police uniforms, in this case, Buchloe, Bavaria. The man on the left has the old police uniform of the 1980s and 1990s. Around 2005, new dark blue uniforms were introduced in Northern Germany, these looked like a combination of New York police, a pyjama suit and a sports tracksuit (dislike). The dark blue cap has the typical New York "Batman" shape., which I find is ultra-horrible and very ungerman. Bavaria has been more conservative up till now, and has retained the old green and beige combination, the cap usually with a white top. Each Länder police force has its own arm patch. The previous green/beige combination had replaced the earlier postwar uniforms, which varied very much from Land to Land. In Hamburg these had been dark blue with open collar, shirt and tie, the traditonal belt was worn with the Hamburg motive, these were all from ancient stocks and handed down from the one to the next. N.B.; No Bundeskokarde is worn on the headdress in Bavaria! Because Bavaria is a "Freistaat", at least officially. The remaining police forces, apart from Saxony all wear the Bundeskokarde beneath a star with the appropriate symbol of each Land. Saxony has also officially "Freistaat" status. Originally, before introduction of the old green uniform, the cockade was worn above the badge. This photo depicts two higher police charges, one in the old green uniform, the other in the new dark blue uniform. Both of the Berlin police force. The most horrid uniforms imagineable and a nightmare for traditionalists. Batman caps next to Baseball caps. Here Berlin. Bavaria's Amtsbüttel for the future as planned...sehr Bürgernahe - (we are the Dialeks) Bavarian Innenminister Joachim Herrmann presents the uniforms planned. t Police uniforms Hamburg, old and new. The Weimar and 3rd Reich uniforms have been deliberately left out (denial or political correctness?) Hamburg Anti-Terror Unit. Science fiction or music of the future? Like something from Mars or outer space. Their "life-saving equipment" looks rather menacing. Police recruiting poster: Zielsicher - nothing like a good shoot-out in a peacefull city. Perhaps the next Warsaw uprising will be in Hamburg?
  18. 2 points
    Spotted these ones stated as Kershaw, 1939/1940
  19. 2 points
    A German trench after a gas attack, the gasmasks seem to have been of no avail. Unfortunately no further details or info on photo.
  20. 2 points
    x Oberstabsarzt Dr. Friedheim, H.R.15, 1900-1906 ---------- Oberstabsarzt Dr. Neuburger, 1906-1911 (?) Königin Wilhelmina der Niederlande, Regimentschefin seit 1898 Wacthtmeister Dümichen, 4. Januar 1909, presented to a friend ---- Photo with a Unteroffizier Dragoon and 1. Garde-Feldartillerie, Berlin, 16. Okt.1904 2 portraits of an Unteroffizier, not identified. and last, but not least, one item for the Museum has been published in the January edition of Wandsbek Informative. The discription is rather meagre and not the text I originally handed in. another photo discovered, unfortunately only a photocopy in the archive, but worth listing, Hermann Wilhelm Külsen, (Gefreiter) served 1901-1904 according to the source it came from. Two interesting photos, again unfortunately only photocopies, but give a bit of information. Carl Eberhardt of Ersatz-Eskadron, Dragoner-Regiment 9, normally this regiment was based in Alsace-Lorraine, but for some reason the Ersatz-Esk. was sent to Wandsbek, presumably to be integrated into H.R.15. Interestingly enough, he is wearing on guard duty the old pattern greatcoat in darker cloth, white collar patches. There were not enough helmets to go around, so has been issued with an infantry helmet, this also happened in the wars of 1866 and 1870/71. The sword is also of an older pattern, either M.1852 or possibly the French M.1822 sabre. A postcard was sent to his wife in Altona on 8.March 1916. Stephan Werber, 13.9.1880 - 1916, Reserve- (Husaren-) Regiment 6 - this was raised in Wandsbek by the parent regiment H.R.15, but was later dissolved in 1916. In the picture the uniform is probably from Dragoner-Regiment 9, an Ersatz.Schwadron of which was given to H.R.15 - brief handwritten details in following illustration / Text.
  21. 2 points
    Rencently discovered in the Museum's archive, 2 photos (copies) of Soldiers of Magdeburgisches Dragoner-Regiment 6, based at the time at Diedenhofen, Lothringen Nicolaus Georg Harry Gerckens, born in Hamburg, 9.2.1877, served from 1898 till 1901. Died in Wandsbek, 29.7.1949. A hand coloured photo and a further black and white or sepia photo as a group, Gerckens with broom is on the left, as stated, another soldier has an injured arm in the photo, probably from a riding accident!
  22. 2 points
    A newspaper cutting from 16. September 1965 with a brief history of the Wandsbeker Husaren, much more detailed than more recent articles. Wandsbek Informativ, January 2018 A visitor brought in to the Museum just over 3 weeks ago an original example of an Alsen Kreuz 1864 and a collection of portraits of soldiers of Husaren.Regt.15 which he offered to us for 90 Euro and 120 Euro resp. The Alsen Kreuz is missing it's ribbon, and original ribbons of this age are very hard an expensive to find. The cross is of tombak bronze and is similar to the other campaign crosses of 1864 and 1866. The reverse bears the portrait of König Wilhelm (I.), and the avers shows in the central medaillion a boat symbolising the crossing of the Alsen-Sund on 29.6.1864, above which is a flying eagle. The arms of the cross bear the inscription ALSEN 29. JUN. 1864. After the Battle of Düppel, the crossing at Alsen was to begin the march to Copenhagen, which never took place, as Denmark sued for peace. A replacement ribbon will be required for this decoration. With the collection of small portraits together was this large framed group. Records in the Museum show that the Speisewirtschaft J. Zahn (a restaurant) was in Wandsbek, Wasserstieg 2/5, Parterre, as per the Wandsbeker Adressbuch of 1909. A group of Reservists of the 2. Eskadron, H.R.15 in the photo have not been identified, photo taken between 1911 and 1914. The Sergeant or Vizewachtmeister in the centre of the group is possibly Karl Kähler. Almost the entire street was destroyed in July 1943.
  23. 1 point
    Two examples of Police buckles, one of Third Reich, the other Hamburg Police, postwar. Both of pressed steel with a matt silver finish. The Hamburg police buckle is believed to be originally of the pattern worn in the Weimar period, before the new 3rd Reich uniform was introduced in mid to late 1930s. However, again worn postwar, and even up till a few years ago still worn. I have even seen an example with a 1940 dated leather tab, probably applied postwar from surplus stock. The first buckle came from the estate of a well-known British intelligence officer, who made a collection of all insignia for education for identification purposes, bad postwar storage has led to some rusting. Unfortunately, both without tabs. Note, these two buckles are of very similar material and construction, both iron and silver finish is very similar. Many years ago I had a large quantity of Hamburg Police buckles and also the belts, which were all wartime examples.
  24. 1 point
    Translation: "We refer to your Email of 27.02.18, with which you enquired as to the War Cemetery in Kaltenbrunn, today known as Tirschussola, as to the graves of members of Husaren-Regiment Königin Wilhelmina der Niederlande Nr.15. We apologise for answering so late. Due to the vast amount of chronists, researchers and historians who request for information from our data bank, we can only answer these enquiries gradually. Since the opening of the borders in the East we have been confronted with a vast number of enquries from families as to their relatives on such gravesites, and which take first consideration. We must also point out that the processing of enquiries of historical or local nature are not the responsability of our Association. The Volksbund does not have the status of an archive. The former War Cemetery of Tirschussola is held in the records of the Volksbund. According to our records 47 fallen were buried at this cemetery at the time. Of these were 31 dead from Husaren-Regiments 15 and 16, of whom were 20 from the Husaren-Regt. 15and 10 from Husaren-Regt. 16. For 2019 a task force from the Bundewehr has been planned for the restauration. Attached are all available photos of the cemetery for your information." - We are a private organisation, which is dependant on donations from members and promoters from the general public. Please support the difficult humanitarian work of the Volksbund. We would be delighted to receive a donation for our activities. Please use the following bank details. Rabobank, Ysselstein Venray Nr. 1593.04.733 BIC: RABONL2UXXX IBAN: NL74 RABO 0159 3047 33
  25. 1 point
    The photos are of a 110 and there is no way a 109 would have the range without external fuel tanks and some luck. Everything I have read said it was a 110 though their is conjecture on some sites if the crashed 110 was his or one sent looking for him the next day which was shot down.
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