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Discussion in 'Other Militaria' started by Skipper, Jun 11, 2010.

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  1. VonBond

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    Hi, its not so much collecting chevrons, though I have a few, for me it is an item of Dak/tropical origin, which is my main interest.

    Thanks, Jerry
     
  2. C.Evans

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    Hi Jerry, tropical is too rich for my blood which is why I never really ventured in that area even though I do liek tropical stuff. All I gave had-but no longer own is, a LW Pilots Tie, a pair of LW tropical signals boards, and maybe a couple other items. Im More European Continental Eastern Front interest. Right now only E/Front ;-)) thsi goes for photos too-though once in awhile I get some Western Front stuff ;-))
     
  3. AndyPants

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    Ok so not WW2, but interesting all the same... my recently aquired WW1 New York state service medal. These were issued by the State of New York just after the war (1919-1922 there abouts) to servicemen and women. Most like this one have serial numbers on the back, however most are untraceable as the proper paperwork was often not kept - I've tried to trace this one, but to no avail......lost to time i'm afraid.

    my photos are not great, but you can see a doughboy in his combat gear advancing, with 'lady victory' behind, also two transport ships and two american subs, while on the back, lists the places where the doughboys fought during the war.

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  4. Skipper

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    Quite exceptionnal this 1939-1940 Bristol made Rhum Jar for the Le Monnier distillery in Jersey. (a bit smaller than the WWI SRD version) . It was either abandonned by the B.E.F in 1940 or taken to the continent by Gemran occupation troops.
    The Price Powell factory in Bristol was bombed by the Luftwaffe in November 1940.
    An excellent target for psychological warfare!

    Powell and Price Stoneware

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    that's a great looking jar Skipper, nice clean markings.......I read somewhere before that jars with handles are scarce enough - but that might be in relation to the WW1 types, I can't remember :confused:
     
  6. Skipper

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    glad you like the Jar Andy) .I have four different sizes Andy. The large ones usually have no handles because of the weight that would soon or late break them. The medium sized ones have on handle (easier pouring) and the small (one liter) ones have two handles. What makes this one exceptionnal is the fact that is was made in England for a Channel Island based company and has all the markings including a complete address ( the street still exists in St Helier) and that it was made by a factory that was destroyed by the Luftwaffe in 1940.
     
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    with that history, it sure is a rare jar indeed! - good find
     
  8. C.Evans

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    Hi Andy, nice State Medal.

    Hi Skip, great Jar. Its so nice it looks like it was made yesterday ;-))
     
  9. Skipper

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    Thanks Carl , if only our modern jugs were such nice quality.... They would be made in China nowadays.

    Here is my first German Brotbeutel (Bread bag) with markings on the buttons 'Waldes Pat. L3) and the initials of former owner embrodied.

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  10. nachtjager61

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    Some of the signed photos I have acquired in the past 2 weeks

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    Ludwig Meister, luftwaffe night fighter ace with 38 victories at night, His best night was On 2 January 1944, Meister shot down four RAF Lancaster four-engined bombers.


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    Martin "Tino" Becker, Luftwaffe nightfighter ace with 58 victories at night, Becker’s crowning achievement, and a Nachtjagd record, came on the night of 14/15 March 1945, when he claimed nine Lancaster bombers


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    Wolfgang Spate, luftwaffe ace with 99 victories, headed the Me163 Komet project and had 5 Me262 victories


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    Gerhard Schoepfel, Luftwaffe ace, 45 victories all on the Western Front, Very successful Battle of Britain Ace, On 18 August 1940 he shot down four Hurricanes in one sortie over Canterbury, England. Two of his victims in this engagement were notable RAF fighter pilots Donald McKay (20 confirmed and 4 damaged victories), who baled out wounded, and Kenneth Lee (7 confirmed and 1 damaged victories), Hauptmann Schoepfel became Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG 26, "the Abbeville Kids", when Göring promoted Adolf Galland to Kommodore of JG 26 on 22 August 1940. On 11 September 1940 he was awarded the Ritterkreuz on achieving 20 victories.

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    Georg-Wilhelm Schulz, U-boat commander with 19 ships sunk for 89,886 tons
     
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    Hi Skipper, NJ/ greta bread bag. I need to get one myself sometime.

    NJ, nice new pics.

    Me, all im getting in and will be with in the next several weeks is, an EK II from a WWII German Vet who was an Arty Offizier on the Eastern Front.
     
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    Princess Mary's Wartime Gift to WWI Servicemen minus it's contents, unfortunately..

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    The Princess Royal’s Brass Box

    The present was a small brass box, filled with either cigarettes or candy (for the non-smokers), plus a card that read “From the Princess Mary and Friends at Home” on one side, and “With best wishes for a Happy Christmas and a Victorious New Year” on the other. On the lid of the box is an embossed portrait medallion of the Princess within a laurel circlet, the words “Christmas 1914,” and various flags and other symbols. These boxes were intended to be a “little token of love and sympathy on Christmas morning,” as the Princess's appeal for funds stated.
     
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    nice one Ray!, I have two of these, I think there a lovely little present....hard to imagine there 96 years old too!
     
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    A nice reminder frm the war andy..thanks..:)
     
  15. Mark4

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    AH the winter of 1914 that was good times.........
     
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    good value too, £5..:)
     
  17. AndyPants

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    quite the opposite I would think ;)
     
  18. Mark4

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    No because it was that Truce well unofficial i think anyway.
     
  19. AndyPants

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    lucky Ray....worth much more than that ;)

    sometimes you see the contents for sale on ebay, but watch out as it's flooded with repos
     
  20. AndyPants

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    Mark, with out going off topic, ... yes there was an unofficial truce during the winter of 1914 along different sections of the Western front, lasting for various amounts of time and various terms agreed between the men/officers involved ......but in other areas of the front where the truce was not allowed / taken up - men still fought and died, sometimes during an agreed truce (which would promptly put an end to anymore fraternization with the enemy).
     
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