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  1. 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
  2. The earlier British caps generally had a narrower chinstrap
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Ghost = Gespenster-Division = 11. Panzer-Division. Pin could be a recent or post-war production
  7. 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
  8. Regimentsgeschichte, 1803-1903, published by Friedr. Puvogel, Wandsbek in 1905, the so-called "Mannschaftsausgabe", paperback edition for other ranks, recently acquired by a friend in Holland for his extensive archive and research on the regimental history.
  9. Found at a wrecksite of a He 111 near Moscow in 1941. The Werk-Nr. is 1644, licence built by Land- und See-Leichtbau G.m.b.H. in Kiel, completed in March 1941, would be worth research if any way possible. One of the crew had the Narvik shield, so could be narrowed down to K.G. 26 or K.G. 4, which were both involved in action at Narvik, April-June 1940. Photo must well originate from Russian souces. Seen under: 8:22/14:46
  10. A silver plate with the Regimental monogram and officer's signatures engraved, at top right hand corner is the name Frhr. v. Richthofen, so dating between 1912-1914. Further names: v. Frankenberg, Roether, v. Eichstedt, v. Rothkirch https://silbersuite.de/mit-rang-und-namen.html
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    Stick Pin.

    This post should not be on the Aviation Forum! No idea, it could be of German manufacture. A coat of arms with several heraldic eagles on a "lined" background, no colouring, just gold. Would be worth further research., but sorry, I have no idea, I would try looking under crests and coats of arms, German, to see if it is German / Austrian at all. One possibility is Siebmacher's Wappenbücher, which are very extensive, may be online, and show all coats of arms from the earliest times, 1605 - ca. 1960 - the book was available as a reprint about 25 years ago, and cost ca. DM 99 https://data.
  12. https://www.lordashcroftmedals.com/collection/ The largest collection of Victoria Crosses is said to be in the collection of Lord Ashcroft, some of whose collection is on public display at the Imperial War Museum
  13. There are also many ARP marked examples to be found, many years ago 1916 (etc.) dated pieces could be found at an affordable price.
  14. In the internet under following link is a collection of Ranglisten from 1785 till 1914, and for the Reichswehr till 1928, apparently in posession of the Stadtarchiv Gliwice (formerly Gleiwitz) https://www.sbc.org.pl/dlibra/publication/392674?fbclid=IwAR2g8ymYxXF6n71eHZCTFt71ZhDNVLLrRYWPvNpbQq-yP_83Q9LyOA4-MTI#structure 1806
  15. Leibgarde der Hartschiere, München Stellenbesetzung, June 1914 Generalkapitän G.d.J. Graf v. Bothmer, à la Suite des Infanterie-Leib-Regiments Premier-Lieutenants SL z.D. Ritter u. Edler von Rauscher auf Weeg SL.z.D. Frhr. v. Kesling GM.z.D. Reisner Frhr. v. Liechtenstern Kornett Oberstleutnant z.D. Frhr. Besserer v. Thalfingen Exempt Oberstleutnant Frhr. Freyschlag v. Freyenstein Adjutant Rittmeister Weber Premier-Brigadiers Strauß Hellwig Schmirl Höhne Sous-Brigadiers Gebhardt Hegwein Müller Hugo Döbert
  16. Another very rare helmet from a private collection Officer's helmet, Leib-Kürassier-Regiment Großer Kurfürst (Schlesisches) Nr.1, Breslau, VI. A.K., ca. 1913 with the special eagle emblem adopted in 1902. The officers of this regiment also had this unique form of chinscales and cockades. The emblem is the so-called "Friderizianisches Muster" with scroll "Pro Gloria et Patria" An example of this is also on offer presently for 38.500 Euros
  17. By letting the helmet rust, you are not gaining anything. A helmet like this can be several thousand pounds value, as a rusted relic, it will be practicly zero value. Under the wrong conditions, the decals will detiorate, then the paintwork and the steel itself, the leather liner and chinstrap also. A well known militaria dealer and established auctioneer stated that when valuable pieces are stored in a loft for years, they can go through temperature differences of over 50° C between Winter and Summer, which will cause irreparable damage to most materials. An original, intact paintwork and
  18. Raised and mobilised as from 1. August 1914 Reserve-Regimenter: Garde 1 | Garde 2 | 1 | 2 | 3 | - | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | - | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | - | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | - | 46 | - | 48 | 49 | - | 51 | 52 | 53 | - | 55 | 56 | 57 | - | 59 | 60 | 61 | - | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | - | 86 | 87 | 88 | - | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | - | 98 | 99 | 100 | 101 | 102 | 103 | 104 | - | 106 | 107 | - | 109 | 110 | 111
  19. Nice set does justice to the item. Make sure no rust gets at them, maybe better to store textiles separately.
  20. There are two straps to the gasmask tin, the long and the short version with a flat hook. Each one has a small aluminium or iron button/stud for fastening, sometimes these are missing.
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