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Forum: Deutsche Demokratische Republik 08-18-2019, 02:46 PM
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Posted By Guardian 5
Hello HPL2008, Great information! ...

Hello HPL2008,

Great information!

Thanks very much for your assistance in identifying the town in which the photos were taken and the information on the alarm cannon.

All the best,
...
Forum: Deutsche Demokratische Republik 08-17-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By Guardian 5
In this final post, we have another shot of the...

In this final post, we have another shot of the draped great coat (love that look!). Is that a camera in his hand? The last picture is a poorly focused shot of the boys playing cards. Is the good...
Forum: Deutsche Demokratische Republik 08-17-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By Guardian 5
Does anyone know what crop the boys are...

Does anyone know what crop the boys are harvesting? Potatoes? Radishes?

The third and fourth photos remind me of those snapped in 1945. The soldiers have no tactical gear and are waiting...
Forum: Deutsche Demokratische Republik 08-17-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By Guardian 5
Here the lads continue on their off duty...

Here the lads continue on their off duty sight-seeing.

Is the cannon familiar to any of our NVA veterans? Do you have photos of your Gruppe posing on the same cannon?

For copy purposes, the...
Forum: Deutsche Demokratische Republik 08-17-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By Guardian 5
In this series, our erstwhile comrades have...

In this series, our erstwhile comrades have earned some well deserved time off.

Can anyone identify the city in which the lads are out and about?

For copy purposes, the photos are town 1,...
Forum: Deutsche Demokratische Republik 08-17-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By Guardian 5
These next photos show our guys out on a map...

These next photos show our guys out on a map exercise (MAPEX in U.S. parlance) or a T.E.W.T. - tactical exercise without troops. There is another term called P.E.N.I.S. - practical exercise not...
Forum: Deutsche Demokratische Republik 08-17-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By Guardian 5
Here we see the boys at work cleaning their...

Here we see the boys at work cleaning their Karabiner-S carbines. Very cool.

For copy purposes, these are Karabiner-S and Karabiner - 45.

Noe the combat packs with steel pots on top of the...
Forum: Deutsche Demokratische Republik 08-17-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By Guardian 5
NVA (?) Candid photos fom the 1950's; Barracks, Leave, Harvest

Genossen,

These photos arrived the other day and I hope you'll help me interpret them. There are multiple copies of each photo so if something strikes your interest, drop me a PM with your...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 07-27-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 268,844
Posted By Guardian 5
Hi Klaus, I hope I didn't burn you on these...

Hi Klaus,

I hope I didn't burn you on these next two photos.

There are a lot of things I don't know about, but I don't know anything about BGS motorcycles.

I hope these pictures are a good...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 07-13-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 618
Posted By Guardian 5
Hi vonStubben, I ran a search on Jacob...

Hi vonStubben,

I ran a search on Jacob Kessler on the "Fold3" military records site and believe it or not, there are well over a dozen Jacob Kesslers who may have served in World War One.
...
Forum: Deutsche Demokratische Republik 07-10-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By Guardian 5
Thanks! TJ

Thanks!

TJ
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 07-09-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 268,844
Posted By Guardian 5
Gents, Thanks very much for your comments...

Gents,

Thanks very much for your comments on the picture of the BGS troopers posing on the Jagdpanther. Some on the "Achtung Panzer!" thread thought that the pictured "JP" was now at the...
Forum: Deutsche Demokratische Republik 07-06-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By Guardian 5
Candid photo showing unusual helmet paint

Gents,

What do you make of the unusual paint on the pictured M56 helmets?

An early version of the "invasion stripe"? Opposing force pattern applied for maneuvers or war games? Winter camo?
...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 07-06-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 268,844
Posted By Guardian 5
BGS pose on shattered Panzer

Gents,

I thought this photo of BGS troopers cavorting around a shattered tank destroyer would be of interest. So much to see!

I posted this image to the "Achtung Panzer" site as well and will...
Forum: Achtung Panzer! Forum 07-06-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,281
Posted By Guardian 5
West German Border Guards Pose on Shattered Panzer

Fellow members,

I thought this photo of West German Border Guards (Bundesgrenzschtuz or BGS) posing on a smashed Tank Destroyer would be of interest.

Judging by the uniforms, the photo appears...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 06-01-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By Guardian 5
The British Soldier from the "Enemy" POV

Fellow Enthusiasts,

I thought this circa 1968 photo of British Soldiers photographed by East German border guards would be of interest.

The caption notes the presence of "1. Oberfeldwebel"...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 05-13-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 968
Posted By Guardian 5
Steve, Killer find. My heartiest...

Steve,

Killer find. My heartiest congratulations.

All the best,
TJ
Forum: Deutsche Demokratische Republik 04-03-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By Guardian 5
Genossen, Thanks very much for the...

Genossen,

Thanks very much for the feedback.

Anyone else care to join in?

Many thanks,
TJ
Forum: Deutsche Demokratische Republik 03-31-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By Guardian 5
This next photo shows an NVA Leutnant in what...

This next photo shows an NVA Leutnant in what appears to be winter combat dress. Note the unusual wear of the "splotch" pattern protective mask carrier looped through his belt. At least I think its a...
Forum: Deutsche Demokratische Republik 03-31-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By Guardian 5
Odd uniform details

Genossen,

I received a couple of candid NVA pictures the other day and two of them contained some unusual uniform features.

This first photo has "Papa und die Gruppe" written on the back of...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 03-30-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By Guardian 5
Well done Sir. I appreciate your efforts. I...

Well done Sir.

I appreciate your efforts. I especially like the use of the dress hats with the field uniforms in the officer set-ups.

I've included a "felt louse" display to complete the...
Forum: Deutsche Demokratische Republik 03-30-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,377
Posted By Guardian 5
Dear HPL2008, Thanks so much for the...

Dear HPL2008,

Thanks so much for the translation. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

All the best,
TJ
Forum: Deutsche Demokratische Republik 03-30-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,377
Posted By Guardian 5
The back of the photo. All I could make...

The back of the photo.


All I could make out was "Leipzig" and the date.


Thanks!
Forum: Deutsche Demokratische Republik 03-30-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,377
Posted By Guardian 5
Genossen, I am seeking assistance on the...

Genossen,

I am seeking assistance on the inscription found on the back of this photo. It depicts a Wachtmeister assigned to the Hauptverwaltung für Ausbildung (HVA). The HVA was the precursor...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 02-21-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By Guardian 5
Hi Frank, You have gotten to handle things...

Hi Frank,

You have gotten to handle things I can only dream about!

Many thanks,
TJ
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