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  1. I have owned several of these uniforms, and I saw them every time I was in Berlin in the years between 1972 and 1975. The collar and the cap band are a subdued dark green. The caps remained unchanged till 3. October 1990. In NVA jargon the colour was officially "steingrau", but in fact a toned down green. Black was never a traditional colour on field grey uniforms. The uniforms of the NVA were based on the previous Wehrmacht uniforms, and a new uniform in 1956 was recommended by leading Soviet generals of the occupation forces, when the NVA was raised in that year. Comparison,
  2. Uniforms of this category never had a black collar, if anything, dark green. Here, an early example, as worn till around 1972.
  3. Uniforms were normally "abgerissen" with penal units, i.e., no collar Litzen and no shoulder pieces, as previously mentioned. What is a "blauer Schein", similiar to an "Extra-Wurst"?
  4. A7V Kampfwagen. From "Der Weltkrieg im Bild", compiled by Georg Soldan, 1928 and further photos: "Mephisto" and crew, 1918 Photo likely from Villers-Bretonneux, 1918 Erhardt E-V/4 Straßen-Panzerwagen
  5. Wilhelm Keitel, Generalfeldmarschall, 1882 - 1946 Alfred Jodl, Generaloberst, 1890 - 1946 Eduard Dietl, Generaloberst, 1890 - 1944 Ernst Udet, Generaloberst, 1896 -1941 Alexander Löhr, Generaloberst, 1885 - 1947 Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, Generaloberst, 1895 - 1945 Hans Jeschonnek, Generalfeldmarschall, 1899 - 1943 Martin Fiebig, Generaloberst, 1899 - 1947
  6. I wonder where all the parts come from, I suppose some of them are ground-dug.
  7. Uniform and parts, Major der Reserve Bohnenberger, Husaren-Regiment 15 still in possession of his family. 2 Säbeltaschen, rather faded, in the centre, significance of this piece unknown, certainly not part of the official uniform or equipment, a private addition. Busby, the Feldzeichen is missing, the cap lines are not correctly attached! The chinscales should be to the front!
  8. Prisoners in Moskow, 1944
  9. 2. Pommersches Ulanen-Regiment 9, Demmin. Ulan in full marching dress, 1914 Named as Ulan Finck. The uniform was with white piping. The shoulder pieces with a red 9, yellow metal buttons and helmet fittings. A studio photo dating from 1910 (internet photos)
  10. x The officer corps of Husaren-Regiment Kaiser Franz Joseph von Österreich-Ungarn (Schleswig-Holsteinisches) Nr. 16 in Schleswig, 1908 (Photo: Österreichische Illustrierte Zeitung, Kaiser Festnummer 2. Dezember 1908)
  11. Ein Bildnis von 1965 der Herzogin Maria Margarethe zu Mecklenburg, geborene Prinzessin von Hohenzollern, gemalt von ihrem Ehemann Herzog Carl Gregor zu Mecklenburg. A 1965 portrait of Duchess Maria Margarethe of Mecklenburg, born Princess of Hohenzollern, painted by her husband Duke Carl Gregor of Mecklenburg. https://mecklenburg-strelitz.org/history/past-family/princess-maria-margarethe-of-hohenzollern/?fbclid=IwAR0FfCIqnbrih66BpITbRl9JJJRqj9ey6HR41OQvS-UoB7LTJwH03oYjcxY
  12. Turkey, Osmanisches Reich Large Silver coin, dated "1200" (?), (Ottoman Empire), ca. 1890 (?)
  13. K.u.K. Österreich-Ungarn Deutsch-Österreich 1 Krone, 1900, 1902, silver Kronland Ungarn 1 Korona, 1908, 1914, 1915, silver Austria and Hungary, 2, 10 Heller, various dates.
  14. Deutsches Reich Reichspräsident von Hindenburg (+1934) 5 Mark, 1935, Weimar eagle, silver (D) 5 Mark, 1936, new eagle, silver (F) 5 Mark, 1939, new eagle, silver (A)
  15. Deutsches Reich, 1871-1918 Preußen: Wilhelm I., 20 Mark, 1872, Prägeanstalt: C = Frankfurt/M., Gold Friedrich III., 20 Mark, 1888, Prägeanstalt: A = Berlin, Gold Wilhelm II., 10 Mark, 1898, Prägeanstalt: A = Berlin, Gold Deutsches Reich: 1 Mark pieces, various issues, 1876, 1900-1914, Silver Preußen: 2 Mark, Kaiser Wilhelm II., 1908, Silver (A = Berlin) D = Bayerisches Hauptmünzamt, München, 1871- F = Staatliche Münze, Stuttgart, 1872- G = Münze Karlsruhe, 1872- J = Hamburgische Münze, 1873- Other mint issues, no longer existing:
  16. Katastrophenalarm für Elmshorn: Elmshorn, officials in a bombproof shelter. Befehlsstelle der örtlichen Luftschutzleitung, v.l. sitzend: Albert Hirschfeld, Arthur Fehrs, Hans Letje, Paul Junge, Max Prechtel, Willi „Putz“ Möller, Dr. Johannes Göttsche, Magda Stieler. Stehend v.l.: 3 Melder mit Klaus Mohr (Mitte), Christian Meissner, Otto Reiss und Karl Prehm (Copyright: Per Koopmann) Elmshorn (Schleswig-Holstein), August 1943, victims of the bombings are laid to rest
  17. Wandsbek, 27. July 1943, one of the aircrew of a British bomber brought down near Wandsbek
  18. Prisoners of War - dramatic impressions Prisoners of war, an early photo
  19. Austro-Hungarian prisoners in Russia - the chances of survival were marginal
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
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