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Forum: Wound Badge Forum Today, 12:51 AM
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Forum: Wound Badge Forum Today, 12:50 AM
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Posted By Jean-Loup
"I spent a portion of my childhood in France....

"I spent a portion of my childhood in France. (early 60s) The coolest relics were reliably found in the former field cemetery's where soldiers had been initially buried before being dug up and moved...
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 07-15-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By Jean-Loup
This illustrates nicely that the material the tag...

This illustrates nicely that the material the tag is made of really doesnt tell you much. I had always assumed, stupidly I guess, that there were batches of 50 or 100 tags of one material used, then...
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 07-14-2019, 11:06 AM
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Posted By Jean-Loup
Does the aluminum one have a random number mixed...

Does the aluminum one have a random number mixed in between the zinc ones? Also, could you post some examples of variations of the die stamps?
I guess these were made for soldiers who lost the ID...
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 07-14-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 111
Posted By Jean-Loup
Thanks for the quick and helpfull response! ...

Thanks for the quick and helpfull response!

JL
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 07-14-2019, 08:55 AM
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Posted By Jean-Loup
Very interesting find. JL

Very interesting find.

JL
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 07-14-2019, 07:28 AM
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Posted By Jean-Loup
Help understanding abreviated causes of death

Hi guys. I am looking at a list of names with causes of death listed. Some are very clear, but some others remain a mystery to me. Any idea what the following could mean?
-Fl.Bo.
-I.G.K....
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 07-11-2019, 12:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By Jean-Loup
Thanks for the info. So I take it that the 1938...

Thanks for the info. So I take it that the 1938 stamps are inspection stamps to show the item was still in good condition, and no production date stamps?

JL
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 07-10-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By Jean-Loup
I have never heard of these masks before. What or...

I have never heard of these masks before. What or who were they for?

JL
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 06-30-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,031
Posted By Jean-Loup
The leather in real DAK helmets is often in bad...

The leather in real DAK helmets is often in bad condition, very dry. That could explain why it is missing here.

JL
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 05-28-2019, 12:25 AM
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Views: 304
Posted By Jean-Loup
Res.Div. 148 was there on occupation duty, and...

Res.Div. 148 was there on occupation duty, and during the fighting of August+Sept 1944. As of mid september, Grenadier Division 34 took over the area. Menton was in US hands, but the Grenadier...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 05-26-2019, 10:44 AM
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Posted By Jean-Loup
It looks like a ground dug helmet from the "blue...

It looks like a ground dug helmet from the "blue clay" or swamps in Russia. The means the wear patterns, etc, do not look the same as on a regular helmet.

JL
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 05-19-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By Jean-Loup
Very interesting find! JL

Very interesting find!

JL
Forum: Book Review and Media 05-18-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,372
Posted By Jean-Loup
There is also a word conspiracy theory. I...

There is also a word conspiracy theory. I interviewed enough German veterans myself to not believe that there are any secret filters preventing them from expressing themselves, when it comes to...
Forum: Book Review and Media 05-18-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,372
Posted By Jean-Loup
"All is true but it changes nothing. Victors...

"All is true but it changes nothing. Victors survive. Loosers perish. All we can study and know is filtered by victors. Orwell's "1984" is great example of attempt of manipulating history."

I...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 05-18-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,388
Posted By Jean-Loup
A very fine helmet. Too bad about that sawstica...

A very fine helmet. Too bad about that sawstica though...

JL
Forum: Book Review and Media 05-14-2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,372
Posted By Jean-Loup
When you are interested in history, I think it is...

When you are interested in history, I think it is of the highest importance to know i a book you are reading is supposed to be factual and represents the recollections of actual veterans, or is a...
Forum: Italian & European Axis Allies Forum 05-12-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 264
Posted By Jean-Loup
IS there any way to get the citation of a Croce di Guerra al Valore Militare

The man I am interested in is listed on the Nastro Azzurro website as having received a CGVM. However, there is unfortunately no full citation listed. Is there any way of getting the full citation? I...
Forum: Italian & European Axis Allies Forum 05-12-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,035
Posted By Jean-Loup
Here is a photo of a chain I found, and that...

Here is a photo of a chain I found, and that should logicaly have belonged to an Italian soldier. As you can see, it has the same strange construction, with the long links, as the "oro a la patria"...
Forum: Book Review and Media 05-12-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,372
Posted By Jean-Loup
Before giving money to this publisher and author,...

Before giving money to this publisher and author, please realize that this book is highly questionable and is apparently pure fiction:
...
Forum: Book Review and Media 05-12-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,078
Posted By Jean-Loup
The press finaly seems to be waking up to this....

The press finaly seems to be waking up to this. In my opinion it is a disgrace that a book with such questionable provinance can have such success:

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Forum: Italian & European Axis Allies Forum 05-10-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,035
Posted By Jean-Loup
I would like to ask again if the design of the...

I would like to ask again if the design of the chains with the long and flat links has any meaning? Is it some sort of itslian fascist design,or just something random?

JL
Forum: International Militaria Forum 05-03-2019, 03:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Jean-Loup
They look WWII too me, but for specialised...

They look WWII too me, but for specialised advice, ask in the Italian forum. Too bad they cannot be documented to a specific battlefield. They were probably picked up in N Africa or Italy.

JL
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 05-02-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 835
Views: 284,963
Posted By Jean-Loup
Last year I was in Stalingrad and made a rather...

Last year I was in Stalingrad and made a rather sobering film showing the recovery of some German and Soviet soldiers, as well as the reburial of the Soviet bodies: ...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 05-02-2019, 01:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Jean-Loup
The first is a brocken medical pith helmet badge,...

The first is a brocken medical pith helmet badge, the second is a star that was worn on the collar of most uniforms. Any info on where these were found?
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