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Forum: Tinnies & Political Badges Forum Today, 11:16 AM
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Posted By HPL2008
As a postscipt to post # 13 and 15: I checked...

As a postscipt to post # 13 and 15: I checked whether I could find some data on actual award numbers and came up with a few figures in secondary sources:

The Mother's Cross was instituted on 16...
Forum: Tinnies & Political Badges Forum Today, 05:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 322
Posted By HPL2008
You're welcome! Here's a good example for a...

You're welcome!

Here's a good example for a very old recipient of the Gold grade:

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-J05118,_Berlinerin_mit_Goldenem_Mutterkreuz.jpg
...
Forum: Tinnies & Political Badges Forum Today, 05:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 322
Posted By HPL2008
There seems to be a misunderstanding: In...

There seems to be a misunderstanding:

In order to qualify for the Mother's Cross, it was not necessary for a woman's children to have been born during the Third Reich. Apart from...
Forum: 1957 Medals, Orders and Decorations Yesterday, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 838
Posted By HPL2008
Another little addition, a humble two-place...

Another little addition, a humble two-place ribbon bar with the Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung [Armed Forces Long Service Award] for 12 and 4 years:
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 05-29-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 87
Posted By HPL2008
This is Otto Rodewald (4 June 1918 - 25 April...

This is Otto Rodewald (4 June 1918 - 25 April 1997, awarded the Knight's Cross on 24 March 1944 as an Unteroffizier and Gruppenführer with the Nachrichtenzug of Grenadier-Regiment 948).

The...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 05-28-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15,079
Views: 1,331,035
Posted By HPL2008
It's a transcription of his promotion document to...

It's a transcription of his promotion document to the rank of SS-Brigadeführer effective 21 June 1943.

(The transcription was made by an RMBO employee named Franz.)
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 05-28-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By HPL2008
Must say, he's looking good for his age. smilewink

Must say, he's looking good for his age. smilewink
Forum: 1957 Medals, Orders and Decorations 05-28-2020, 02:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By HPL2008
Congratulations. thumbsup These are surely the...

Congratulations. thumbsup These are surely the among the rarest (or probably the rarest) 57er awards. I'm still looking for the bronze and silver grades myself.
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 05-27-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 328
Posted By HPL2008
Not necessarily: One of the NSKK's wartime...

Not necessarily:

One of the NSKK's wartime missions was the training and testing of motor vehicle drivers for the armed forces, so it is not surprising that a soldier's driver's test was taken by...
Forum: Police & Civil Organizations Forum 05-27-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By HPL2008
Definitely not; it has no resemblance to any of...

Definitely not; it has no resemblance to any of the foreign workers' patches.

I think it's a British military formation insignia. It's very similiar to this one...:
...
Forum: Police & Civil Organizations Forum 05-27-2020, 12:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By HPL2008
Allow me to add that the company in question are...

Allow me to add that the company in question are the Vereinigte Deutsche Metallwerke AG [Amalgamated German Metal Works Inc.], founded in 1930.
...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 05-26-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By HPL2008
I can't comment on Romanian regulations, but just...

I can't comment on Romanian regulations, but just an observation: It was not limited to the PAB. Marshal Antonescu wore his honorary Luftwaffe P/O Badge with Diamonds in the same position.
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 05-26-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 160
Posted By HPL2008
These are very, very hard to decypher. I'll make...

These are very, very hard to decypher. I'll make a start:

# 22: "Taman-Halbinsel" [Taman Peninsula].
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 05-20-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By HPL2008
Don't know about the number code, but the other...

Don't know about the number code, but the other entry looks like "Di. Baz. Träger" to me (the photo is a bit blurry).

I would tend to assume that this means "Diphteriebazillenträger" [carrier of...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 05-19-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1,668
Views: 173,955
Posted By HPL2008
It says: "...und sind auch stur oft die...

It says:

"...und sind auch stur oft die Vermittler..."
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 05-19-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,074
Views: 187,959
Posted By HPL2008
No; that's not von Ribbentrop. The ears, jaw and...

No; that's not von Ribbentrop. The ears, jaw and chin are clearly different.

(Actually, it's not even plausible for him to be there: In January 1935, von Ribbentrop was already far too...
Forum: Political Organizations 05-19-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,262
Posted By HPL2008
Some great material on this thread, thanks to the...

Some great material on this thread, thanks to the contributors! thumbsup

I must say, the HZB is a rather interesting subject.

Also - all political aspects aside - planning, building and...
Forum: Police & Civil Organizations Forum 05-19-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By HPL2008
The D.M.B. was the Deutscher Mädelbund [German...

The D.M.B. was the Deutscher Mädelbund [German Girls' League], an organisation of the Ethnic German community in Croatia, equivalent to the BDM in the Reich.

The D.M.B. was for girls aged 14 to...
Forum: Flag, Pennant and Standarte Forum 05-18-2020, 04:06 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 5,978
Posted By HPL2008
Thanks! Glad I could be of help, especially as...

Thanks! Glad I could be of help, especially as that text contains some very valuable information that surely is of general interest to the community.
Forum: Political Organizations 05-17-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,262
Posted By HPL2008
For some film footage of the Hilfszug Bayern in...

For some film footage of the Hilfszug Bayern in action see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppIUkONAKBA It's from 39:40 to to 42:00, although the whole documentary (about the history of Third...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 05-17-2020, 02:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By HPL2008
It means the badge is from Austria. All...

It means the badge is from Austria.

All glider badges except those from Germany* bear a letter code identifying the country where the badge was issued. It's the same international letter code as...
Forum: Police & Civil Organizations Forum 05-16-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By HPL2008
Thanks, Ralph!

Thanks, Ralph!
Forum: Collections Display Forum 05-15-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,209
Posted By HPL2008
Alright, I'll add a photograph that may be of...

Alright, I'll add a photograph that may be of interest. (Wim already knows it.)

I actually don't collect Stahlhelmbund material and only very occasionally buy photographs, but this had one caught...
Forum: 1957 Medals, Orders and Decorations 05-14-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By HPL2008
Congrats! I had noticed that one when it was...

Congrats! I had noticed that one when it was offered on Marco Kögl's site.
Forum: 1957 Medals, Orders and Decorations 05-14-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By HPL2008
I also just got myself a stickpin miniature of...

I also just got myself a stickpin miniature of the '57er DKiS.

This piece is interesting for having a manufacturer's error: The pin was attached in an incorrect orientation so that the award is...
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