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    It may take a bit of set up time however it allows practise and testing of a vital skill that otherwise would only be possible on a live fire exercise, so the training value far out weighs the hassle of setting it up.
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    These are some very interesting pictures, An article by the smithsonian air and space magazine quotes British war photographers using ‘Kodachrome film obtained from the united states’ It also says that around 3,000 photos were taken using this film however only 1,500 remain and they were given to the imperial war museum in 1949. There is a published book that contains 80 of these pictures and the others can be seen on the IWM website. https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search?query=colour+photographs+&pageSize=15&filters[collectionString][MINISTRY+OF+INFORMATION+SECOND+WORLD+WAR+COLOUR+TRANSPARENCY+COLLECTION]=on Regards, Jack
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    Here are two of the 'Street Scenes Series' of three target harmonisation posters by Beric Young, They were used to practise coordinating the fire of members of a section to a specific target, they are to be viewed at 4-5 yards. A fire control order would be given to the men via GRIT (Group, Range, Indication, Type of fire) or the past equivalent and the shooters would then aim at that point on the poster and fire. They would use rifles with offset sights so that the rounds would not hit the posters but rather a target down range. These are signed Beric Young 42 so are thought to of been from 1942 and by Beric young. He was self taught artist and joined the Police War Reserve in 1939, but was later moved to the ministry of information, after the war he continued to paint for a living. You can read a little about his life here: http://www.bericyoung.com/beric_young_about.php The first picture is figure 1 which unfortunately has two rips horizontal rips in it half way up either end The second picture is figure 2 which is in also unfortunately in 3 pieces The third picture is one of figure 3 that I found on the internet
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    Very unusual photos indeed, extremely good colour quality. Used then were either Ilford Colour or Kodak. Ilford was more renowned for decades for acurate black and white, they are probably Kodak film.
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    Another good photo of our Canadian allies, Major General Frederic Franklin Worthington, MC, MM, CD, nicknamed "Worthy" and "Fighting Frank", was a senior Canadian Army officer. He is considered the father of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps. Worthington was born in Peterhead, Scotland. Here he is in a Fox Armoured Car at Parliament Hill.
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    Here are some good photos of a corporal of the Grenadier Guards with a Churchill tank. Guards Armoured Training Wing, Pirbright, Surrey, October 1943.
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    Curt Jürgens in the leading rôle as Harras, also featuring Marianne Koch. From the novel by Carl Zuckmeyer, based freely on the biography of Ernst Udet, parallels can be observed. Directed by Helmut Käutner.
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    Great news the site has been found again. Hopefully some one will now look after the graves. It's a shame these men have been forgotten for all these years.
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    Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Dienstauszeichnung 3. Klasse for 9 years service, 1913-1920, on replacement ribbon, with old solder repair to ring loop. Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Landwehr-Dienstauszeichnung 2. Klasse, 1913-1920, ribbon missing, probably an unissued example. This is a recent addition to the collection. I have been looking for this decoration for well over 25 years now, and have only encountered about two examples in all those years, this is about the third one I've seen, which I was lucky to get! Mecklenburg decorations are extremely difficult to find, there have been a few emerging from old collections in the past few years. Photo quality now improved.
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    Thanks a lot, I thought of the Serbian flag but when I looked it up could only find it on the red, blue, white background so thanks for clearing that up. I mistook the green for a washed black. As for the vertical/horizontal stripes mix up unfortunately that isn't the first time this has happened, on my first look I thought the Belgian flag was that of the Wiemar republic, I knew it couldn't be but it still took longer than i'd like to admit to realise the stripes were the wrong orientation. Thanks again, Jack
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    Some more old pictures from the 1970s added, see page 1 of topic, and another couple of ABBA oldies
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    I'm sure these buttons are okay, but do be warned that they are being reproduced. The last pair of boards that I bought had reproduction buttons on them.
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    Just arrived, 3 Imperial Russian tunic buttons, 21 mm, more or less matched, hollow, with makers names to the rear. Have had these in view for quite some time, surprised they hadn't already gone. Fotos unfortunately not very clear, the buttons have the Imperial eagle. One button has a St.Petersburg maker's name to rear, another has no maker.
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    I got a WW1 1st pattern British helmet from "Quartermasters", Islington in the early 1980s, and paid quite a price for it in those days. It was in really superb condition, with a red War Office stamp from 1916 inside. Almost all of the original green paint was present. The early pattern helmets were green. I recently got a WW1 British bayonet in reasonable condition. The steel scabbard tips were blued to start off with, most of the original first green paintwork is present and has been coated with a later layer of khaki paint, possibly from WW2 re-use or later WW1? I think this was common practice for painting metalwork.
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    Another one posted with Katja Ebstein (see there), Der Stern von Mykonos (1983) As for the "hairy armpits" of Nena, I think this is generally out now. That was in the times when "Frau" preferred to be "Natur" rather than "Frau rasiert", no make-up, little cosmetic, just normal hygiene, but mostly cleaner than the present generation. And here's an entirely different one with Vicky Leandos, married as Freifrau von Ruffin (and since divorced but still enjoying her privleges) and living at Gut Basthorst not far from Hamburg: Die Bouzouki klang durch die Sommernacht (1973) with the spirit of Greece and a melodious air.
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    An interesting picture by a well known artist of his day, unfortunately, forgot to note the name, but signature looks like Karl Müller, Hambg, 99. The scene is between 22. March 1897 and 1903. On the left is a Musketier (Gemeiner) of 2. Hanseatisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 76 - clearly visible is the Reichskokarde on his cap, introduced on 22. March 1897. The Man on the right is a Gefreiter (collar buttons) of Husaren-Regiment Nr. 15 in Wandsbek. The falling hair Busch on the busby was replaced by a new standing white horsehair hackle in 1903. He has probably made a gallant remark to the lady opposite, much to the annoyance of the rather "steif" young Hamburger at her side.
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    I have about fifty Tsarists officer and enlisted shoulder boards, mostly infantry, but also cavalry, artillery, etc. Most of them were shown in Johan Somer's book "Imperial Russian Field Uniforms and Equipment".
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    Invitation and Program for the unveiling of the Memorial, 9. June 1923
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    An undated photo showing Husars in various uniform types. A recently taken photo of the von-Hein-Straße in Wandsbek, over 100 years later, if not exactly the same spot, it must be quite near to that spot, an interesting comparison
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    new pictures posted, this topic under 24. April 2017
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    Just received some photos of regimental interest. One photo is of Ewald von Trauwitz-Hellwig, the author of the regimental history, and another of his brother, Otto von Trauwitz-Hellwig in the uniform of Husaren-Regiment 17 (wearing an Adjutantenschärpe over the right shoulder). Another photo is of officers during a manoever, centre, seated, Oberstleutnant von Schuckmann, commander of the regiment from 1907-1909, standing to the left is an officer from a Garde-Grenadier-Regiment, another is from Grenadier-Regiment 12.
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    Yes it is for the Polish campaign, re-read my post. Northern Poland. My earliest is 9th October '39. Nice signature on your example. Stewy
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