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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
  14. Should never repaint helmets. Value of an original SS helmet today around 3000 - 4000 Euros! I doubt if you will ever find an original.
  15. I usually do that, but some of the older pictures are unclear, so have made many new photos.
  16. x Not a photo, just a postcard. Uniform illustration depicting the modified field tunic of early 1915 with simplified cuffs and no rear skirting ornamentation. Examples are of two renowned regiments with special mention of the decoration of each soldier, being unusual awards for soldiers, the medal of the Kronenorden and the Rettungsmedaille, ribbons worn on second button-hole. The leather equipment has been blackened, according to late 1915 regulation, with old style cartridge boxes.
  17. New improved pictures added throughout, 19th Century, WW1 and WW2
  18. Foundation of the German Empire In a simple ceremony in the Hall of mirrors in Versailles, König Wilhelm (I.) of Prussia was proclaimed as the German Emperor, 150 years to this day Painting by Anton von Werner Naming of those present at the ceremony The 18. January 1701 had been the birth of the Prussian state as Friedrich III. of Brandenburg was proclaimed King of Prussia in Königsberg. (320 years to the day) 2 paintings by Anton von Werner of the Coronation in Königsberg in 1701. These paintings hung in the Ruhmeshalle in Berlin, w
  19. Just recently purchased by someone in Holland, who kindly sent this picture. A badge from 1954, Regimentsappell, 10.10.1954, Husaren-Regiment 15 and Reserve-Husaren-Regiment 6 - Reunion / meeting. Have never seen this one before.
  20. Was not father and son. The WW1 military medal group was from the father of his wife.
  21. This helmet was on auction last year, starting price was 17.000 Euro A helmet of the Leibgendarmerie, 1. Zug only. Wearer was Walter Madel. The 1. Zug consisted of only about 10 men. The 2. Zug wore a completely different uniform, see photos. Maker was C.E. Juncker, 1913 The centre of the emblem is finely enamelled. On this example the Reichskokarde is missing. Personnel for the 1. Zug were drawn from the Regiment Garde du Corps, for the 2. Zug from Kürassier-Regiment Königin. Leibgendarmerie, 1. Zug, ca. 1830 and 1889 A coat of the Leibgendarmerie, 2. Zug
  22. Bülowbogen in Berlin- Schöneberg, "Tunnelhouse", between Gleisdreieck and Nollendorfplatz, built around 1900 The same spot after the heavy air raids in November 1943 and today Bahnhof Nollendorfplatz, 1902
  23. WW1 Memorial Scroll I have noticed, these memorial scrolls are available as a reproduction and can be printed with the names, number, rank and unit of a recipient as per the originals Full size reproduction memorial plaques are also available, names can be added, same supplier as before.
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