Discussion in 'Other Militaria' started by Bob Wirtz, Mar 24, 2006.
See, I told you that using the flatbed scanner would work... Bravo!
man...you got to look at the damage that dang international did to my flatbed!
planning on buying this old 1938 russian cycle...good idea? opinion/s?
i apologise for the picture size... im using a laptop and do not have the software to do cropping etc... sry...
I love that truck ! What a great project....
'Way down at the other end of the scale, I've had this for years, and truly wish it could talk.
It's a small cigarette case ( the medal is for scale ) which has been engraved with : 'Erinnerung an den Winterkrieg 1942-43 in Russland' followed by the place names which you can read in the picture ( these are spelt the German way ). Some of these places were tiny ( eg Debaltsevo ) but were the scene of vicious fighting. The engraved crest with initials is done differently to the rest and was probably on the cigarette case already ( the case is of a 1940's German make ). I posted a description on the Forum some years back and the theory was that the later engraving may have been done in a POW camp.
It, and those places, certainly meant something to someone.....
Come on, talk !
Greetings to all -
Rather nice lot of articles, or, at least the ones of which I could review photographs of. Certainly would have enjoyed seeing the pics of Bob's Waffen SS feldgendarmerie member.
Nice shot of a panzerschreck. Finally was able to hold one myself a few weeks back. A bit heavier than expected, but a pleasure to enact with in person. Also, nice shots there of your mountain carbine. One of the few German small arms I have yet to purchase an example of.
Here's a shot ( I hope ) of some complete German uniforms of my own, a fallschirmjaeger ( please, no comments about the lack of an umlaut, the "e" works, and I am not THAT computer literate ), and a panzer crew member. All items are original war time manufacture with no post war additives.
Now that is impressive!!! How on earth did you find that?
Ten years ago, they were readily available from UK deact arms dealers for £295 each.
A small price to pay for a piece of history!!! Any idea on when it was fired last?
As always everyone, I am have never failed to be amazed at what some of you guys have (Martin, Erich, Kai, Bill etc)
And Bill, your uniforms are truely amazing to say the least! You have these two hard to find and expensive ones complete. Im still working on completing my Artillery Majors uniform. Since my last mentioning of it, the only "new" item I have is a mint 43 made, Walther P-38 holster.
Anyway, congratulations gentlemen for these nice collections of yours.
hmmmmmmmmmm 8.8cm by the fireplace, hmmmmmmmmmmmmm
good to see ya back Bob !
yep that panzerschreck must have been a pain to haul around hit the dirt and get ready to fire that thing on any un-suspecting soviet Panzer. My good friend/deceased, Helmuth Reichert a Waffenmeister in Infantrie rgt. 34 in the 1st Inf. Div. said the Pz 54 schreck was just too bulky, yes we could knock anything out with it, but when you were on the run, each man armed with a Panzerfaust 100 could account for enough Soviet armor
oh yeah I see my old wound badge in Silber is back..........thank you that is a good/bad reminder of things almost lost off my hand(s) from the job
And E, if ya noticed, it aint just any ordinary silver W.B. You have a July 20th W.B - which I can't get ;-D
Actually...... I might be eligable for it. I have a newly broken left foot as we speak. This is the 2nd time I have broken my left foot in seven years.
Strange thing about this one is, that I do not know exactly when it happened?
Looking back over this thread, there seems to be a slight Germanic influence...
So, to redress the balance a little, we have....
Ever so slightly fraudulent, this one. The M1A1 is absolutely real ( and 1944-dated ), the .45ACP box ditto ( even the date ), but the Colt 1911 is one of those old Japanese metal replicas bought very cheaply ( but with the awful repro grips replaced by genuine ones bought at a militaria fair in the Ardennes... ).
I'll give the thread a shift to the east with some of my soviet gear:
Soviet armoured officers Gymnastroika, 1935 pattern (sadly a repro):
Wartime naval officer shoulder boards (pogoni), on the left an original for senior officers and on the right a reproduction of the shoulder board for a junior officer that I produced:
Soviet naval officers tunic for junior officer serving on a submarine:
On the left, original wartime soviet ushanka (fur hat) with synthetic fur (called 'fish fur' by soldiers), it has never had a cap star as it was worn by a POW who also took off one of the ties on the ear flaps and put on a button. On the right is a Bulgarian ushanka.
Tank crew jacket:
There is more, really should photograph the lot one day.
One of these years ill get mine photographed as well. In the past few years, I have obtained several nice pieces of German rank insignia and a few other items.
Some items include:
Mint 43 issue Walther P-38 holster (black)
Very fine set of Grossdeutschland Div Panzer Oberleutnants boards to the first Battalion.
Mint set of 5th Uhlan Rittmeisters boards--named.
Nice set of 81st Inf Rgmt Oberleutnant boards--bought from an RKTs family.
Nice set of 98 GebJgrRgmt Majors boards--also formerly worn by an RKT.
Fine condition set of 100th GebJgrRgmt Hauptmanns boards. Named.
Mint condition Close Combat Clasp in Bronze.
Mint (Hollowback) General Assault Badge.
Fairly nice Silver Infantry Assault Badge-made by one of my favorite makers--F.O = Friedrich Orth of Vienna.
And a few odds and ends including a nice set of General Staff Hptms boards & tabs.
Very nice set of Feldgendarmerie Oberleutnants boards and tabs.
Very nice set of Panzergrenadier Oberstleutnants boards--named.
Forgot to mention, I also just got a set of Kriegsmarine Enlistemans Collartabs--unissued.
I see Carl's still into those awards and regalia - but the P-38 holster is a step in the right direction !
MARTIN....YOU LUCKY LUCKY BRIT~~!! An MP44 and Colt .45 pistol and Thompson!!!! I bet you must be getting bored of those...better ship 'em downunder to yours truly!!!!
And Erich....I saw a copy of 'Tank Killers' on your bookshelf there, don't suppose you would be willing to part with it for a good price????? or scan its entire contents for me>?>>>>>
And to Erich again, what exactly does the flag represent?
ah no on the book Pzknacker, go to Roger James Bender publishing and pick up a copy off the net. 2000 year printing
the flag represents the Deutsche Arbeitsfront or DAF ~ German work/labor
this is a district flag shown by the city and numeration in the corner. eAch town/city had one as it supplied the Reich with man and woman power under that organization. the cogwheel design was used on flags of all sizes as well as insignia on uniforms