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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. When the sidecar was not in motion, the fire would have been as accurate as otherwise.
  2. Generally, NSDAP, civil and political organisations wore the armband on the left cuff, army and Luftwaffe, on the right cuff.
  3. Have seen extracts from the film on youtube.
  4. Nice example, I bet it wasn't cheap. You can count the unit by the colours - Stengel yellow = III. Bataillon, and the red parts Knopf/Kranz = 10. Kompagnie Apart from the infantry, only the foot sections of the artillery wore this, not worn by mounted batteries or cavalry.
  5. Many thanks, very impressive and very original!
  6. Wehrpaß of Herbert Rakowski, 2nd type with "spreadeagle", The R for sorting purposes on the right hand corner, to the bottom is stamped HEER Musterung, 25. Juni 1937, Signature: Oberstleutnant Particulars of Herbert Rakowski, born in Varrelgraben (Oldenburg), 31.8.1917, religion: ev. luth. (evangelisch lutherisch), unmarried, profession: Messenger Details of parents: Franz Rakowski, Oberbootsmannsmaat Wilhelmina, geb. Segerdiek Further personal details: Füherschein, Klasse 1, 2, 3 S.A. Sportabzeichen Adress of Parents: Franz Rakowski, Hamburg 22, Marschnerstraße 38 Musterung: Dienstpflichtig - Ersatzreservist / Signatures (Dr.) RAD Abtelung 10/28 Wehrbezirk Aachen - Zuteilung II./ Inf.-Regt.90 (motorisiert), Hamburg-Harburg Details of R.A.D. service and dismissal Active military service - detailed to 6./I.R.90 Wentorf, verdict = "tauglich", sworn in, 22.11.1938 Assignment details, ending on 18.6.1940. Signed: Zorn, Oberleutnant and Kompanieführer Campaign details: 1.9.1939 - Gefecht bei Konitz 11.9.1939 - Gefecht bei Zambow - these details stroked out. 1.-5.9.1939 - Schlacht in Westpreußen 6./90 1.-2.9.1939 -a) Kampf um die Bahn (?) 2.-5.9.1939 - b) Gefecht in der Tücheler Heide 5.-13.9.1939 -2. Kampf um die Narew Übergänge 8.-10.9.1939 - a) Durchbruch durch die Befestigungen ostwärts Wizna 11.-21.9.1939 - 3. Verfolgung in Ostpolen 11.-13.9.1939 - Gefechte südlich Zambrow Details of wounds, illness during campaigns: 18.6.1940 - Gefallen - 6./ Inf.-Regt.90 bei St.-Sauveur Beerdigt, Südostausgang Sauveur f.d.R. (für die Richtigkeit) (Signature) Wehrbezirksoffizier An- und Abmeldungen, Wehrmeldeamt Hamburg 4, 1938, II.Btl./Inf.-Regt.90
  7. Gefreiter Herbert Rakowksi, Infanterie-Regiment 90 (Wentorf). A short life which began with the Reichsarbeitsdienst in 1938. He went through the Polish campaign in 1939, and through the Battle of France. He fell on the same day as the City of Paris, 18. June 1940. Included is the completed Wehrpaß and correspondence from his Regiment sent to his parents in Hamburg, Marschnerstraße. A map sketch of the position of his grave is also included. The papers are in very fine condition and were kept in memory of the son. This group was obtained in early 1989 from Detlev Niemann. A condolence letter from the acting company commander Oberleutnant Zorn to the parents Übersendungsschreiben to the parents concerning return of papers as a keepsake, informing that these will be valid for pension claims for the parents and their heirs. Letter - Umbettungsbescheid - of 5. August 1942 from the Wehrmachtsauskunftstelle (WASt.) Berlin to the parents, informating that the gravesite had to be shifted to a safer place, and that he had been buried in an individual coffin. A gravemarker was errected, the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht is responsable for the upkeep of the grave... Signed: Peters Letter concerning details of the gravesite with enclosed map sketch. A photo of the grave was also included, this was not amongst the papers. Remisement: Sketched map of gravesite opposite airfield on southern exit of St.-Sauveur, direction Vesul
  8. Ehrenliste der Deutschen Luftwaffe, 7. September 1942 These were regular bulletins published almost every week. This edition contains exclusively awards for the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold. Other examples will also include other decorations such as the Knights Cross or the Fliegerpokal, etc. These documents have now become scarce and expensive. This example includes at least one well-known name, such as the famous Battle of Britain pilot, Gerhard Barkhorn. At the end of the page is the facsimile signature of Hermann Göring. Unteroffizier Erich Baxmann, Bordfunker in einem Kampfgeschwader Gerhard Barkhorn, Oberleutnant in einem Jagdgeschwader
  9. Many new photos added, see under 25. February 2019
  10. 17. March 2020, after six months of intensive restoration in Berlin, the statue is finally returned to it's place in Wandsbek-Marienthal. A date for the semi official inauguration has not been disclosed for the moment.
  11. Wandsbek, 1946. Officers of the British occupation forces in the Villa in the Lydiastraße in Wandsbek. Photo most likely taken by Mercedes Riedel A private photo taken as a postcard, sent from Lüneburg, 12.11.1905. A group from Hannoversches Dragoner-Regiment 16. The uniform facings are yellow, these are black in the photo.
  12. Some new items for the Museum: Lauenburgisches Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 9, based in Ratzeburg, for a Hauptmann, pre-war uniform Feldartillerie-Regiment Graf von Waldersee (Holsteinisches) Nr. 9, based in Altona and Rendsburg, ca. 1914/15, Leutnant. Colour was changed to read after January 1916 Schleswig-Holsteinisches Pionier-Bataillon Nr. 9, Leutnant, based in Harburg, ca. 1914/15
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