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    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.

  2. 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/hour and a long rang. It was also known as the "New-York-Bomber". Much original information on this project has been kept on the official secrets list till presently. These amateur aviationists have built their own fully functional version as a scale model.

    Aufstieg von Hitlers Tarnkappen-Jet

    Designers and constructors, Gebrüder Horten, Walter and Reimar. The other brother, Wolfram, died over Dunkirk in 1940.

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    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 Sachsen (5. Thüringisches) Nr. 94, Weimar/Eisenach/Jena


    8. Thüringisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 153, Altenburg/Merseburg
    Grenadier-Regimet König Wilhelm I. (2. Westpreußisches) Nr. 7, Liegnitz, fieldgrey, Sept. 1915


    Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich Wilhelm II. (1. Schlesisches) Nr. 10, Schweidnitz, fieldgrey, Sept. 1915
    Colbergsches Grenadier-Regiment Graf Gneisenau (2. Pommersches) Nr. 9, Stargard - or Fußartillerie-Regiment 9
    and fieldgrey, early 1915


    Kurhessisches Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 11, Marburg. Monogram of Königin Margarete von Italien, Sept. 1915
    Fieldgrey, early 1915. Several possibilities, Garde-Regimenter or Disposition


    Collar Litzen, Garde-Pionier-Bataillon, etc. Fieldgrey short 1915 version


    Grenadier-Regiment Kronprinz (1. Ostpreußisches) Nr. 1, Königsberg
    Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich Wilhelm I. (2. Ostpreußisches) Nr. 3, Königsberg, Einjährig-Freiwilliger, for greatcoat, ca.1890
    Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich I. (4. Ostpreußisches) Nr. 5, Danzig, for greatcoat, ca. 1860-80


    Grenadier-Regiment Graf Kleist von Nollendorf (1. Westpreußisches) Nr. 6, Posen
    Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich Wilhelm II. (1. Schlesisches) Nr. 10, Schweidnitz


    Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich III. (2. Schlesisches) Nr. 11, Breslau
    Colbergsches Grenadier-Regiment Graf Gneisenau ( 2. Pommersches) Nr. 9, Stargard or Fußartillerie-Regiment 9

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    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
    Infanterie-Regiment Markgraf Karl (7.Brandenburgisches) No.60, Weißenburg


    Grenadier-Regiment 12
    Infanterie-Regiment 64 - older pattern ca. 1860-70
    Infanterie-Regiment Generalfeldmarschall Prinz Friedrich-Karl von Preussen (8.Brandenburgisches) No.64 (variant with Kapitulanten lace)


    Infanterie-Regiment Grossherzog Friedrich-Franz von Mecklenburg-Schwerin (4.Brandenburgisches) No.24
    Garrison: Neuruppin. A not quite matching pair.


    Füsilier-Regiment Prinz Heinrich (Brandenburgisches) Nr. 35, left strap with Kapitulantenlitze (1908-15)
    and new pattern, Sept. 1915 with white universal piping


    Leibgrenadier-Regiment König Friedrich Wilhelm III. (Brandenburgisches) Nr. 8, Frankfurt/O.
    2. Hannoversches Infanterie-Regiment 77, Celle

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  5. 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.

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    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

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    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-Regiment (?), early 1915
    Infanterie-Regiment Herwarth von Bittenfeld (1. Westfälisches) Nr. 13, Münster. 2 examples


    Infanterie-Regiment von Manstein (Schleswigsches) Nr.84, Schleswig/Hadersleben. Sept. 1915
    Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment 89. Sept. 1915
    Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment 453. Sept. 1915. Inf.-Rgt. Nr.453 wurde am 16.01.1917 vom Stellvertretenden Generalkommando des IV. Armee-Korps aufgestellt, wurde dem III. Armee-Korps unterstellt. Kommandeur: Major Beyer.


    Füsilier-Regiment Graf Roon (Ostpreußisches) Nr. 33, Gumbinnen
    Füsilier-Regiment Graf Blumenthal (Magdeburgisches) Nr. 36, Halle/Bernburg
    Niederrheinisches Füsilier-Regiment Nr. 39, Düsseldorf. Fieldgrey backing


    4. Thüringisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 72, Torgau/Eilenburg. Old pattern till 1912
    IX. Armee-Korps, Stabswache. From greatcoat

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    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. Schlesisches) Nr.10, Schweidnitz, Leutnant
    Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich III. (2. Schlesisches) Nr.11, Breslau, Hauptmann
    Infanterie-Regiment Großherzog von Sachsen (5. Thüringisches) Nr. 94, Weimar/Eisenach, Oberleutnant


    6. Thüringisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr.95, Gotha/Hildburghausen, Sept. 1915. Oberleutnant

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  9. 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!

    Landkreis Görlitz (Schlesien) - Wikiwand


    Dekiel RILLENGLAS... w Kuferek w MyViMu.com

    and another similar example

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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 regimental history is recommended. As I have no further information than that quoted here and in other topics in the Forum.

    A further private account by Arthur Klenke, Unteroffizier, 5.E., H.R.15
    as from around 8. September:

    Husaren.Zwischen Ourcq und Aisne.docx

    Here is an extract from a short history of the regiment in the war, with brief coverage of the events till 14. November, when the regiment was transferred to the Eastern Front:






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  12. 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 Verdienstorden", not quite the right designation.

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  13. 8. May 1945

    8. Mai: Was es mit dem Tag der Befreiung auf sich hat. Demo zum Tag der Befreiung: Am 8. Mai 1945 mussten die deutschen Streitkräfte ihre Waffen niederlegen. (Quelle: imago images/Alexander Pohl)

    Demonstrators: "Befreiung and Nie wieder Deutschland!" is written on this banner.

    Gedenkprojekt zum „Tag der Befreiung“ gestartet - www.foerde.news

    Today white flags were raised in Kiel and other parts of Schleswig-Holstein to commemorate the end of the war.

    news.ch - 8. Mai 1945: Befreiung oder Niederlage - Gesellschaft, Wissen,  Krieg/Terror, Ausland

    Deutsche Zivilisten, unter ihnen Kinder, müssen sich nach dem Kriegsende die Leichen von Gefangenen aus einem Massengrab anschauen. © National Archives and Records Administration, College Park

    Eine deutsche Mutter schirmt die Augen ihres Sohnes ab, während sie mit anderen Zivilisten an Leichen vorbeigeht, die nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg aus einem Massengrab exhumiert wurden. © National Archives and Records Administration, College Park

    Local populations, including women and children were forced to witness these scenes

    Zweiter Weltkrieg 8. Mai: Historiker Morré: Am Kriegsende herrschte eine  apokalyptische Stimmung und nicht etwa ein Aufatmen | Südwest Presse Online

    The end came in Berlin on the 2. May

    Tag der Befreiung – Wikipedia

    Karlshorst, 9. May 1945

    Die drei Gefangenen Albert Speer, Karl Dönitz und Alfred Jodl werden von britischen Soldaten bewacht. ©  picture-alliance/ dpa

    Flensburg, 23. May 1945


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    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.

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    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 redesignated Reserve-Husaren-Regiment 6 being raised by Husaren-Regiment 15.
    Previous uniform: Light cornflower blue dragoon tunic, white facings, yellow metal buttons, shoulder pieces with monogram. Dragoon helmet with yellow metal fittings, bandeau: Waterloo-Peninsula-Göhrde

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    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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