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Forum: Police & Civil Organizations Forum 11-19-2019, 02:37 PM
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Posted By HPL2008
An example of said Austrian badge is currently on...

An example of said Austrian badge is currently on offer at German eBay; I though it would be of interest to our members:

...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 11-17-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By HPL2008
A shipboard publication. A "Bordzeitung"...

A shipboard publication. A "Bordzeitung" (literally "on-board newspaper") is a ship's newspaper, written and published on board. This is a generic term and doesn't identify a specific paper. Many...
Forum: 1957 Medals, Orders and Decorations 11-17-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 89
Posted By HPL2008
Very nice indeed. thumbsup Most often, the...

Very nice indeed. thumbsup

Most often, the Swastikas were just ground off, but sometimes a little creative effort was put into it to create a nicer end result.

Allow me to add another example...
Forum: Deutsche Demokratische Republik 11-16-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,120
Posted By HPL2008
Not to my knowledge (but I may be mistaken and...

Not to my knowledge (but I may be mistaken and will gladly stand corrected there).

Tinnies in this exact design can be found for various places and dates, for example for Berlin and Potsdam 1961...
Forum: Deutsche Demokratische Republik 11-16-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,120
Posted By HPL2008
Just in is this day badge for the 1....

Just in is this day badge for the 1. Bezirks-Spartakiade der Sanitätseinheiten [1st District Competition of the Medical Units] held at Leipzig in 1960:
Forum: General Wehrmacht Awards 11-15-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By HPL2008
They didn't have to buy it. In April 1978, the...

They didn't have to buy it. In April 1978, the baton was returned to the field marshal's nephew Eberhard von Brauchitsch by the Egyptian government. It was accompanied by a letter from Anwar el...
Forum: Flag, Pennant and Standarte Forum 11-11-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By HPL2008
...The "mning" was a typo and shold read...

...The "mning" was a typo and shold read "meaning". For some reason, I can't edit that post.
Forum: Flag, Pennant and Standarte Forum 11-11-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By HPL2008
Could be, as second-generation immigrants often...

Could be, as second-generation immigrants often speak their parents' mother tongue poorly or even not at all.




Almost: "alle" is spelled with a lower case "a". Otherwise it would be correct,...
Forum: Flag, Pennant and Standarte Forum 11-10-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By HPL2008
No; that phrase simply doesn't work in German....

No; that phrase simply doesn't work in German. Trust me on this one, I am a native speaker.
Forum: Flag, Pennant and Standarte Forum 11-10-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By HPL2008
Whoever made it was not a German speaker. Note...

Whoever made it was not a German speaker. Note that it says "Deutschland über alle". It's "Deutschland über alles", though.
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 11-10-2019, 09:49 AM
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Views: 171,887
Posted By HPL2008
You're reading it right: It says "Besichtigung...

You're reading it right: It says "Besichtigung durch den F.d.U." [= "Inspection by the F.d.U.", i.e. Führer der Unterseebote].

Don't know if it is Suhren or one of the other F.d.U.s.
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 11-10-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 374
Posted By HPL2008
There are a number of Johann Völkls listed in the...

There are a number of Johann Völkls listed in the database, but no matches for the birth- or death date. Johannes would be another possibility, but no one by that name is listed at all.
Forum: Italian & European Axis Allies Forum 11-09-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By HPL2008
The church is Florence Cathedral [the Duomo di...

The church is Florence Cathedral [the Duomo di Firenze or, formally, the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore].
Forum: 1957 Medals, Orders and Decorations 11-09-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 406
Posted By HPL2008
I'd say cleaning it was the right decision....

I'd say cleaning it was the right decision. Looking good. thumbsup
Forum: Police & Civil Organizations Forum 11-09-2019, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By HPL2008
Correct: Bundesbahn collar patches for officials...

Correct: Bundesbahn collar patches for officials of pay groups A5 to A8.

This is the model for closed-collar jackets; there was also a rectangular "vertical" version for wear on open-collared...
Forum: 1957 Medals, Orders and Decorations 11-08-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 181
Posted By HPL2008
Very nice; congratulations!

Very nice; congratulations!
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 11-06-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By HPL2008
Actually, it's "Ärztliche", not "Ärtzliche". They...

Actually, it's "Ärztliche", not "Ärtzliche". They couldn't even spell it right...

(I think I know where that error comes from: The same misspelling is in the illustration of this cuff title in...
Forum: Police & Civil Organizations Forum 11-01-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By HPL2008
Sorry; didn't know that!

Sorry; didn't know that!
Forum: Police & Civil Organizations Forum 11-01-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By HPL2008
Just for the sake of completeness: Third...

Just for the sake of completeness: Third Reich-era Gendarmerie boards would also have brown rather than green inner cords.
Forum: 1957 Medals, Orders and Decorations 10-31-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 239
Posted By HPL2008
Thanks, Nick! I managed to carefully get the ring...

Thanks, Nick! I managed to carefully get the ring out from behind the ribbon and rotate it a bit until, indeed, I found a mark. Hard to photograph it, but it is marked "3":
Forum: 1957 Medals, Orders and Decorations 10-31-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 239
Posted By HPL2008
Thanks for the kind comments, everybody! I...

Thanks for the kind comments, everybody!

I love this grouping, too, particularly the PKA in Silber. The other one I have is a slightly later specimen and although still nice enough, the quality of...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 10-31-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,351
Posted By HPL2008
As an afterthought, here is the whole grouping....

As an afterthought, here is the whole grouping. From the institution dates/award periods of these awards and badges combinded with the levels of the long service awards, we can tell that the...
Forum: 1957 Medals, Orders and Decorations 10-31-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 239
Posted By HPL2008
And the DSKB pin (maker's mark is Deschler of...

And the DSKB pin (maker's mark is Deschler of Munich):
Forum: 1957 Medals, Orders and Decorations 10-31-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 239
Posted By HPL2008
The medal bar and ribbon bar:

The medal bar and ribbon bar:
Forum: 1957 Medals, Orders and Decorations 10-31-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 239
Posted By HPL2008
The Panzerkampfabzeichen:

The Panzerkampfabzeichen:
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