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  1. Try a commercial paint stripper, this should remove the modern black paint, but the original paintwork should not be affected.
  2. x Roadworks around the Museum, cables, drainage? A very old cast iron Sieldeckel was uncovered by roadworks some years ago and was no longer required. Since acquired by the Museum and now in the grounds behind the Museum. Age uncertain, but certainly before 1937, as everything thereafter was marked 'Hamburg' rather than Wandsbek. "Canalisation" is written with a C, rather than a K, so probably even older.
  3. Designed, planned and built by the Horten brothers in 1944/45. The aircraft was not operational by the end of the war. In a first test a prototype successfully flew a few rounds but crashed, killing the pilot. A project much favoured and encouraged by Göring, it could have prolonged the war. Further uncompleted examples fell into the hands of the Americans and Russians after the occupation and were shipped back for examination. About 70 years later the Americans built their "Tarnkappenbomber". The Horten had the advantage of not being detected on a radar screen, a top speed of around 1.000 km/
  4. Museum in France, La Targette, 1914-18, displays and objects, very much changed since my visit in 1967
  5. x 5. Westfälisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 53, Köln Königs-Infanterie-Regiment (6. Lothringisches) Nr. 145, Metz, fieldgrey, Sept. 1915 Füsilier-Regiment von Gersdorff (Kurhessisches) Nr. 80, Wiesbaden/Homburg 2. Nassauisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 88, Mainz/Hanau (König Konstantin von Griechenland) Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91, Oldenburg Braunschweigisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 92, Braunschweig, fieldgrey, Sept. 1915 Anhaltinisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 93, Dessau/Zerbst, fieldgrey, Sept. 1915 Infanterie-Regiment Großherzog von
  6. Grenadier-Regiment Prinz Carl von Preussen (2.Brandenburgisches) No.12, Frankfurt/O. Early 1915 Infanterie-Regiment Graf Tauentzien von Wittenberg (3.Brandenburgisches) No.20, Wittenberg, Sept.1915 Infanterie-Regiment Markgraf Karl (7.Brandenburgisches) No.60, Weißenburg Infanterie-Regiment Generalfeldmarschall Prinz Friedrich-Karl von Preussen (8.Brandenburgisches) No.64 (Prenzlau, I.u.II.Btl. / III. Bataillon, Angermünde) Infanterie-Regiment von Stülpnagel (5.Brandenburgisches) No.48, Cüstrin Infanterie-Regiment von Alvensleben (6.Brandenburgisches) No.52, Cottbus/Crossen
  7. Nice example, Juncker was always a quality maker, even for the simple other ranks' items. The finish is fieldgrey as from 1915, this was a zink finish over iron, as with all headdress from 1915 onwards. Someone has polished the finish off from the spike. Note also the extra large cockades which should be on all metal helmets.
  8. Also have a zink 107 by Carl Wild, Hamburg. Probably unissued, but has lost two thirds of it's finish, and does not look particularly good. Other maker's examples were better.
  9. x Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 1, Berlin Kaiser Franz Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 2, Berlin Königin Elisabeth Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 3, Charlottenburg. 2 examples Königin Elisabeth Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 3, Berlin. Moth damage and repair Königin Augusta Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 4, Berlin. 2 examples Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 1, Berlin. Fieldgrey 1914 Königin Elisabeth Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 3, Charlottenburg. Fieldgrey, Sept.1915
  10. x Infanterie-Regiment 185, early 1915. Aufgestellt in Bapaume am 21.5.1915 von Kompanien des IV. Armee-Korps Infanterie-Regiment 187, Sept. 1915. Aufgestellt am 23.5.1915 in Laôn vom IX. Armee-Korps und IX. Reserve-Korps Infanterie-Regiment Prinz Friedrich der Niederlande ((2. Westfälisches) Nr. 15, early 1915. Has a grey cotton loop to rear! Kulmer Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 141, Graudenz/Straßburg i./Ostpr. 1. Oberelsässisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 167, Cassel/Mühlhausen i./Th. Einjährig-Freiwilliger Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment 8 or 8. Bayerisches Infanterie-
  11. 4. Thüringisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr.72 (Torgau/Eilenburg). Monogram F for König Ferdinand von Bulgarien (since 1912). Fieldgrey, Sept.1915 Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich I. (4. Ostpreußisches) Nr. 5, Danzig Major, Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich Wihelm IV. (1.Pommersches) Nr.2, Stettin Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich der Große (Ostpreußisches) Nr.4, Rastenburg. Ca. 1916, Leutnant Leib-Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich Wilhelm III. (1. Brandenburgisches) Nr.8, Frankfurt/O. Leutnant Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich Wilhelm II. (1. Sc
  12. Whilst on the subject of vintage glass - a glass lid from a jar, known as a Weckglas or Weckgläser (pl.) - used to be in the kitchens of all German households, at least till a few years ago. This particular example is not only old, it looks like any other lid, but it has the maker's details and where it came from. The maker is certainly no longer existant, and the place it came from is also no longer existant! Rillenglas from Penzig / Schlesien. The centre has a logo AG and GmbH. Penzig was renamed in 1945 as Piensk, and is now in Poland, 13km north of Görlitz. Made before 1945!
  13. The Iron Cross is ok, apparently real silver (and iron). The maker KO has been described already on several posts on this theme, see there. The ribbon appears to be excellently woven, could be older, hard to tell from a photo, however, it should be black and white, unless this has aged and turned a golden brown colour or has been dyed(!) by someone. I would keep the ribbon, but try to get a correct replacement. Get the ribbon checked by someone who knows.
  14. This example was made in China, I have since heard, of current production.
  15. You can also contact "Ritmeester" on this forum, he has probably one of the biggest collections of original publications, documents, photos and material on Husaren-Regiment 15
  16. Here are two word document files, from the diary of Wilhelm Dölken, part 1 and 2, these appear on a separate topic under the history forum - the rest was unfortunately never published after 1933. The second part covers the period up till around 9. September from his personal experiences, double click to open files: Husar.Wilhelm Dölken.docx Husar.Wilhelm Dölken (2).docx A further file is from the personal records of Husar Hans Neumann, 4. Eskadron, Belgium, from 1. August 1914: Husar.Hans Neumann 4 Esk. Hus.15 Belgien.docx For further information, the regi
  17. First of all, never mounted on a pin like this and never stitched in that manner. Apart from being too bright, the ring loop is completely wrong, compare with known originals. Otherwise the cross looks ok as suitable for a theatre or film copy, but not in a collection in a glass case. I certainly would not have bought it and I hope you did not pay much for it. A combination of Eastern Europe and the internet is not a good source for buying. Buy from a reputable address with a guarantee. I have heard from a reliable source, that these examples are made in China and marketed as "deutscher Verd
  18. 8. May 1945 Demonstrators: "Befreiung and Nie wieder Deutschland!" is written on this banner. Today white flags were raised in Kiel and other parts of Schleswig-Holstein to commemorate the end of the war. Local populations, including women and children were forced to witness these scenes The end came in Berlin on the 2. May Karlshorst, 9. May 1945 Flensburg, 23. May 1945
  19. An invitation to the 25th anniversary celebration of the war 1870/71 for 13. and 14. December 1895 in Reisner's Hotel, Wandsbek, for guests and veterans, this example for Herrn Leutnant der Landwehr Dr. Danzel, Hochwohlgeborenen (sent by the veterans' association of H.R.15) copy kindly sent by H.K. in Holland.
  20. Altpreußisches Infanterie-Regiment "Erbprinz von Hessen-Darmstadt", No. 12, ca. 1756 and a comparison to the English 23rd Regiment of Foote Bückeburg, September 2019
  21. Soviet Union, Summer 1942, documentation in three parts, here part 1:
  22. Jagdpanther and Panther, end of production, May 1945
  23. Hannoversches Dragoner-Regiment 9 (Metz), one of the Reservists with the Ersatz-Eskadron, posted to Husaren-Regiment 15 in Wandsbek, to stock up the regiment, 1914/15, the Reserve-Husaren-Regiment 6 was raised. "Einen letzten Gruß aus der Garnison Wandsbek sendet Dir Otto. Morgen früh gehts zur Somme Lebt alle wohl Auf Wiedersehen" He is still wearing the full peacetime uniform, but with an infantry belt in place of the whitened leather cavalry belt. These uniforms were worn until they were sent to the front, shortly before, they would get the new fieldgrey uniforms. This unit was rede
  24. An unused set of cockades (ca. 33mm) for the Tschako of Regiment 108, presumably from original manufacturer sample card. Extremely hard to find. Purchased in 2003, as usual, cockades were missing. To one side is a cardboard immitation of a cockade. Otherwise almost mint and 1915 dated.
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