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  1. 2 Luftwaffen Ground troops wearing Italian M29 camo and carrying captured American weapons. Near Nettuno, Italy." 16-18 February 1944 two varieties of Thompson SMG's, M1 Garands, Springfield rifle, etc Other sources give them as " .... two Jägers belonging to the armored battalion of the reconnaissance parachutist "Hermann Göring" (Fallschirm-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung, commanded by the Hauptmann Rebholz). Photographer: Rauchwetter, Gerhard (Luftflotte 2) (Internet photo)
  2. 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß, pre-war postcard as a charikatur of an officer, with a sarchastic undertitle based on the old verse: "Die Garde stirbt, aber sie ergibt sich nicht" (Waterloo origin). The elegance is over-emphasized, but very typical of the period
  3. Example of an older Feuerwehr helmet in brass worn in some of the southern German regions Helmet at front and back very similar, rear peak is longer and wider, the comb is the same length at back and front, with a very long service life. Leather liner and chinstrap. Photos: Internet sources Maker: Magirus, Ulm/Donau
  4. German soldiers pose in front of the abandoned French (Forges & Chantiers de la Méditerranée) FCM-2C heavy tank "PICARDIE" No.92 of 51 E BCL (Bataillon de Chars Lourds) 1ère Compagnie at Piennes, in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department in north-eastern France. Late June 1940. (The soldier on the right is sitting on one of the tanks drive motors.) The Picardy suffered electrical failure at Piennes (2 km SW of Landres) 12 June 1940. She was scuttled by her crew on June 13. Research by Doug Banks. (Colourised by Richard James Molloy)
  5. Exactly as stated in the inscription, Reserve hat ruh - someone who has done his service and is now on the reserve, worn with civil clothing can be dated in between ca. 1934-1939
  6. Kranzniederlegung, November 1981. From left to right, Bruno Stoffers, Hans Dose, Hugo Andersen, Waldemar Ott
  7. They don't always sell well, unless somebody is after a specific regiment. Of course the lists of names are very interesting, as these are probably all the surviving record of the names, as much of the documentation from 1867 till 1945 was destroyed in WW2. Steins of Husaren-Regt.15, when they turn up, and that is not so often, have been sold for around 750 Euros a piece, and no two are the same... Alfred Gottwald, 1892-1961, a family connection, had his Stein from Dragoner-Regiment 17 (Ludwigslust), but it was lost along with everything else in the bombings in July 1943.
  8. Wandsbek Informativ, Heft 11 -page 12 for full article: 1. November 2020 http://www.buergerverein-wandsbek.de/wi/WI Ausgabe November 2020.pdf screenshot of page
  9. Elo Wilhelm Sambo - Ein Patenkind des Kaisers - Eisenbahn-Regiment 1 Leib-Garde-Husaren-Regiment Potsdam Frontsoldat, Westfront, Palästina 1914-18 Reiter-Regiment 4, Potsdam, 1919-1923 Er hatte einen erstaunlichen Lebensweg hinter sich: Geboren wurde Elo Wilhelm Sambo am 1. April 1885 in Yaoundé (deutsch: Jaunde) in Kamerun. Im Jahre 1891 brachte der damalige Rittmeister Stolzenberg den damals 6 Jahre alten Sambo nach Deutschland. Dort wurde er in einem Militär-Waisenhaus in Potsdam erzogen und zu einem Pferdeknecht ausgebildet. Den zweiten Vornamen „Wilhelm“ erhielt er, we
  10. Another chapter... Group picture on the rails: Martin Dibobe (third from left) was the first black train driver of the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG). He navigated Berlins first Hoch- und Untergrundbahnen through the network. This photo from 1902 together with colleagues. Dibobe came from Kamerun and began a steep career climb in the Reich. Martin Dibobe in Uniform: On the platform of the station "Schlesisches Tor" , 1902. He wrote about his promotion to train driver: "Through dilligence and impeccable behaviour I won a position of trust."
  11. x Illustration by Richard Knötel "Unsere Kolonien in Afrika und in Übersee" Christliche Lektionen: In einer deutschen Missionsschule in Kirbri, einer Ortschaft im Süden Kameruns, werden einheimische Jugendliche unterrichtet (ein Holzstich von 1899). Martin Dibobe lernte in seiner Kindheit an den Pulten der Basler Mission; die Schulbildung in seiner Heimat hat ihm vermutlich später bei seiner Integration im Kaiserreich geholfen. Versuch einer Annäherung: Samson Dido, kamerunischer Prinz, trägt Hut wie ein europäischer Geschäftsmann, ein paar Gefolgsleute ebenfalls. Der S
  12. Vize-Wachtmeister Karl Kähler, original cabinett photo, which was featured in the book by H.W.Faerber, 1991 A parade plume for officers. The silver sleeve seems either damaged or a replacement, Someone has put black tape around to fasten the feathers - heron (Reiher) feathers. This should be restored, but difficult to assess whether it can be removed without damaging the feathers. The silver sleeve should have an ornamental decoration to the top edge. Rare to find. Decorative Souvenir plate of Gefreiter Burgdorf, 3. Eskadron as a present to his aunt, Christmas 1901. Burgd
  13. https://www.treasurebunker.com/forums/index.php?/topic/2719-mystery-of-missing-me-323-gigant-finally-solved/&tab=comments#comment-13911 follow the link (youtube forum) Mystery of Missing Me 323 Gigant finally solved...
  14. April 2018, Eberhard "Hardy" Krüger turns 90 Eberhard "Hardy" Krüger now 90 years old, was a scholar at the Ordensburg Sonthofen Eberhard Krüger in the uniform of the Adolf-Hitler-Schule Sonthofen. Born on 12. April 1928 in Berlin-Wedding, Krüger was accepted in 1941 by the Ordensburg Sonthofen: One of the three élite schools for NS leaders of the future. At first Krüger was proud of his acceptance, noticed quickly that everything of a military nature was repulsive to him: "In Sonthofen I developed an inferiority complex, and blamed myself that I wasn't happy there. The others w
  15. There is a post about this in Treasure Bunker
  16. https://www.key.aero/article/lady-lake-heinkel-he-111h-3-restoration-aeroplane-magazine Heinkel He 111 H-3, said to be the last example of it's type, was recovered in 2008 from a lake at Sitasjaure in northern Sweden, and restoration is still being carried out at Falkenberg, Sweden. The sole survivor of this variant, Werknummer 6830 has since been under restoration at Falkenberg, Sweden, by the volunteer-run Forced Landing Collection (FLC), in co-operation with the NordØsterdal Fly- og Militaerhistorisk Forening’s (Nord-Østerdal Aircraft and Military Historical Society) Museum at Tol
  17. I doubt if Flying Fortress, Lightning or Liberator were used, only for test and demonstration purposes, there were only a few examples, too few for any serious purpose. Smaller trainer or fighter planes may have been of some use. When the remaining French Air Force was put into storage after the fall of France in Summer 1940, some of the aircraft were later used by the Vichy Government and also by the Germans. French motors were used for the Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant, each plane had 6 motors. Much captured and foreign material was generally put to use, industry and production capacities in t
  18. https://www.gotech.at/fremde_lfz/fremde_lfz_in_lale.htm All types of captured aircraft were also in use by the Germans. There were several American aircraft at the base at Langenlebarn (Tulln/Austria) during the war years. There was an exhibition these aircraft including B.17, Liberator, Lightning and many more. Also French and Italian aircraft were used for training and administrative purposes. Till the Summer of 1944 Langenlebarn had been the only airfield in the proximity of Wien, which had been so far unscathed. That was soon to change. On 26. June 1944 there was a massive air batt
  19. The earlier British caps generally had a narrower chinstrap
  20. I still see no strap in the photo, unless it is a very light tan and feint in the photo. Here is apparently an example in the Royal collections... no leather strap
  21. I don't see any strap on these caps. Found an example as below. This looks narrower than the modern officers' caps. Older officers' caps from WW1 period generally had a narrower strap, and the cap had a more elegant shape. General Service buttons were worn on most caps, apart from Guards and Corps troops. Here, another example, most likely other ranks', strap stated as a field-made replacement. I would tend to think this is a collector's replacement using an old leather strap and not correct.
  22. This Reservistenkrug was recently on offer, was sold rather quickly for a very cheap price, due to damage. The pewter lid is missing, the end piece still attached, there are also a couple of minor chips and the bottom of the Krug has a small hole punched through, said to be when the man died, that this was done so that no-one else could drink out of the vessel. Gefreiter Gerth served 1906-1909 in the 2. Eskadron of the regiment. Possibly he was a WW1 casualty. The names are all listed on the sides of the Krug, which is the advantage of these pieces as they retain a historical record.
  23. Ghost = Gespenster-Division = 11. Panzer-Division. Pin could be a recent or post-war production
  24. In protest, a former Sanitäterin of the West German "Bundeswehr" returned her medals to the "Bundespräsident". The cause was the award of a "Bundesverdienstkreuz", to Professor Christian Drosten, who is a controversial figure presently. "Mein Verständnis für die Arbeit am Menschen ist ein Anderes. Den Menschen Angst zu machen und widersprüchliche Aussagen zu tätigen, ist für mich nicht ehrenhaft. Mit dem PCR-Test verdient Herr Drosten* genug, wo andere Mitmenschen mit den Corona - Maßnahmen und Corona - Verordnungen kein Einkommen beziehen können. Dies spaltet unsere Gesellschaft
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