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  1. x Churchill as a guest at the Kaisermanöver near Breslau in Schlesien, 1906 Also General Hamilton and Lord Lonsdale
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. These official examples (Austria) would have the category "Dienstmarke" I like the Winterhilfswerk 1938 issue, haven't got these ones.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. - 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
  9. 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
  10. Should never repaint helmets. Value of an original SS helmet today around 3000 - 4000 Euros! I doubt if you will ever find an original.
  11. I usually do that, but some of the older pictures are unclear, so have made many new photos.
  12. 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.
  13. New improved pictures added throughout, 19th Century, WW1 and WW2
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. Was not father and son. The WW1 military medal group was from the father of his wife.
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. Possibly he got them engraved/stamped at his army workshop before he left the service. The son also had the WW1 medals of his grandfather, who was with the Royal Marine Artillery, who also had the Military Medal (George V.), he had been stationed around Albert and Pommera (Somme).
  21. I doubt if he went to the trouble to have them privately engraved, just kept as souvenir and never worn, also had a few bringbacks from North Africa and Austria, a Dienstglas, a Beretta pistol, which later fell to pieces! some banknotes from the Reich and the occupation money notes.
  22. I can't remember whether they were stamped or engraved. He never wore them, because they were never mounted, but still had the original box. I recently saw an example of a star, can't remember which one, I only remember it had on the reverse: W. GILL and his service number, can't remember unit. May have been a Commonwealth issue. N.B.: Spelt as "DEFENCE", see same.
  23. As far as I remember, all the medals of a soldier, who served in North Africa, Italy and finally Austria, had all his medals named - these I saw around 1970, including the Military Medal and Medaille Militaire, fr. (reverse was engraved or stamped?), Africa, Italy, 1939-45 Medal and Star as well as Defence Medal, there was also the Territorial Medal with this. He lived in Chingford/Essex, was a post-war bank manager, he had the rank of "sergeant" and with the 8th Army during the war. Name was CARTER, Sergeant, he was either Rifle Brigade or "Green Howards".
  24. Part II of this important historical film (1942)
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