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    Collecting for many years now. Mainly Imperial German, old States, Prussia, Bavaria, Saxony, Württemberg, etc., orders, decorations, documents, militaria, Pickelhauben, tunics, accoutrements, weapons, etc., also 3rd Reich, same aspects.

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  1. Austro-Hungarian prisoners in Russia - the chances of survival were marginal
  2. A lot of them ended up in the barbed wire at High Wood and Bazentin, others ended up on show at Hagenbecks Tierpark in Berlin and Hamburg.
  3. British or American? I once had a complete 2 pounder shell and case - the head was of a very impressive armour-piercing steel, which had a polished finish. This was of course, a British example and had come from an RAF armoured-car, which had been used in North Africa, it came direct from a veteran.
  4. a new item for the Museum: Bayonet Troddel, 2. Kompagnie - to complete the 98/05 bayonet on display In remarkable condition for it's age and purpose, these were usually subject to a lot of wear and tear as well as dirt.
  5. x Churchill as a guest at the Kaisermanöver near Breslau in Schlesien, 1906 Also General Hamilton and Lord Lonsdale
  6. Wer war der stolze Soldat im Wittmannsdorfer Grab? Wie kommt eine preußische Auszeichnung für die Teilnahme am Befreiungskrieg gegen Napoleon in ein Grab eines ursprünglich sächsischen Dorfes? In Kirchenbüchern finden sich Puzzleteile, die eine Erklärung liefern. 09. Juni 2020, 15:42 Uhr•Wittmannsdorf Von Katrin Kunipatz Dieses Fundstück stammt aus einem der Gräber. Es handelt sich um eine Kriegsdenkmünze, die an preußische Soldaten in den Befreiungskriegen gegen Napoleon ausgegeben wurden. (1814) Diese Urkunde belegt das Johann Gottlieb Schüler als preußischer S
  7. 7 Improved pictures added as from part 3 Post-war awards Österreich, 1. Republik, 21. December 1932 (Medailleur: Grienauer) * Ungarn, Titularkönigreich, 26. May 1929, decrée by Admiral Horthy Bulgarien, Königreich, 9. December 1933, on order of Zar Boris of Bulgarien * was also awarded with crossed swords on the ribbon and mounted on the ring, for those who had been decorated for bravery or wounded.
  8. These would have the category "Dienstmarke"
  9. Three French decorations from the Second World War: The Croix de Guerre of 1939, on replaced correct ribbon Corps Expeditionaire Francais d'Italie, 1943 Medaille de la Résistance, 1940-44 The Croix de Guerre was issued for 1939 and 1939-1940, the latter supposedly only by the Vichy Régime and worn on a different ribbon. The Vichy version was prohibited after the war. The second medal was awarded to the Free French troops of the CEF, who landed with the Allies in Italy in 1943. Aluminium extra patinated. The Résistance Medal was awarded to those who "stayed behind
  10. Three French decorations of the Great War period. - Médaille de la Victoire, 1914-18 - Médaille de la Grande Guerre, 1914-18 - Croix du Combattant, 1914-18, instituted in the late 1920s for former combattants
  11. Four examples of Croix de Guerre 1914 - 1918 1914-1916 with one star for citation 1914-1916 with palm branch 1914-1917 with fouragère and three citations, one large and two small bronze stars 1914-1917 standard version The first CdG, which I got was the 1917 one purchased by my father in the late 1960s in London. It was my father who sparked off the interest in WW1 and collecting. In the early 1980s I managed to get two more CdG, one with the fouragère and the other 1916 with star in the Paris market of Porte de Clignancourt. The nice, minty 1916 with palm and the
  12. - transferred from other section, re-edited with new photos 1789 An old medal, which I got in my schooldays, an original medal of the French Revolution. This was apparently worn on a red, white and blue ribbon of specific type, now missing. The ring was missing, now replaced. The medal, of patinated bronze, rhombic in form, depicts broken chains, an open lock and shakles, the edge inscribed: LA LIBERTÉ CONQUISE, 14 JUILLET 1789. The other side depicts an upright sword piercing a wreath, the Latin edge inscription: IGNORANT NE DATOS NE QUISQUAM SERVIAT ENSES Saint Helena Medal
  13. Something no serious collector should ever do. This video shows how an original bayonet is ruined and rendered as worthless as a cheap modern copy. The result is a completely worthless hunk of steel with new wooden grips made of oak! Original service bayonets never looked like this
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