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Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum Yesterday, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By 90th Light
Hello Michael, nothing has come of it. There...

Hello Michael,

nothing has come of it. There has been more than one appeal by the NZ government and other important related groups. Basically, the Queen is not prepared to reconsider what was...
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum Yesterday, 04:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By 90th Light
Tunisia 1943 Victoria Cross still owed to a brave New Zealand 28 Maori Battalion NCO

I do not know how many members know this story from Afrika/ Tunisia 1943, It is unbelievable that this brave Maori sergeant did not get the Victoria Cross. And that this denial has continued to this...
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum Yesterday, 04:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By 90th Light
The cross has been broken off intentionally as a...

The cross has been broken off intentionally as a recognition that the Kaiser had abdicated

It symbolizes that Germany was no longer a monarchy/ empire and that the crown no longer had ruling...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) Yesterday, 03:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 66
Posted By 90th Light
IMO later to late war version made from an...

IMO later to late war version made from an artificial silk with a high content of ersatz in the blend, like a synthetic plastic Celluloid. This produces the shinny silk like appearance of the thread...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 11-14-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,447
Posted By 90th Light
You make some very good points, and if the...

You make some very good points,

and if the type shown below are fakes from the 1970's then why did the faker not also make tropical collar tabs, because collectors from Germany, Europe, USA were...
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 11-13-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By 90th Light
Thanks Mark, I was wondering that too. Early...

Thanks Mark,

I was wondering that too. Early version with no eyelets ?

However, I have seen a 1939 dated example that had the eyelets as they all seem to have.

Its a puzzel ?

Chris
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 11-13-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By 90th Light
I should imagine they were the types of firms...

I should imagine they were the types of firms with heavy duty sewing machines to make this type of product, especially the earlier version with leather fittings before the all-web versions.

On...
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 11-13-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By 90th Light
Web A frame but bag with leather fittings has no tie holes ? has

Why does the 1940 dated bag on the web A-frame that looks to be possibly dated 1942 have no holes for the tie strings ?

Is this a manufacturers variation from the norm or have they simply...
Forum: Campaign Shields and Cufftitles 11-10-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By 90th Light
I do not think that is felt. It looks to be the...

I do not think that is felt. It looks to be the type of olive-brown wool that they made the tropical rank chevrons from, especially the 1942-43 colour hue,

Chris
Forum: Campaign Shields and Cufftitles 11-10-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By 90th Light
I think there is every chance that a bullion...

I think there is every chance that a bullion version of the Afrika cuff-title might have been made during WW2, especially for LW officers.

However, I have never seen one that I could be certain...
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 11-10-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By 90th Light
No, as I stated in post number 5, the eagle and...

No, as I stated in post number 5, the eagle and cockade are both correct for the maker of "Harry's" cap thumbsup, now sold on the estand. That maker applied the eagle by sewing machine along the top...
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 11-06-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By 90th Light
That is not correct, several makers of the second...

That is not correct, several makers of the second model tropical cap "M40/42" still applied the eagle and cockade by hand sewing for example maker 0/0735/0022 or maker 0/0850/0387

It is hard to...
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 11-03-2019, 02:17 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 94,973
Posted By 90th Light
Yes and my wording was; "the font looks to...

Yes and my wording was;

"the font looks to be close to the type of stamp used by Clemens Wagner"

I did not say that this was a cap made by Clemens Wagner or when I thought it was made.
...
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 11-02-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 94,973
Posted By 90th Light
Good point of study Ben, the font looks to...

Good point of study Ben,

the font looks to be close to the type of stamp used by Clemens Wagner in their SS hats and tropical caps.

Do you have any size stamps in SS hats made by CW that you...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 10-24-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By 90th Light
IMO these are later to late war versions made...

IMO these are later to late war versions made from an artificial silk with a high content of ersatz in the blend, like a synthetic plastic Celluloid. This produces the shinny silk like appearance of...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 10-23-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By 90th Light
They are both made by the same maker or factory...

They are both made by the same maker or factory so either they are both good or they are both bad.

I am leaning towards your judgement,

Chris
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 10-18-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,233
Posted By 90th Light
This heavy-handed zig-zag stitching going in the...

This heavy-handed zig-zag stitching going in the wrong places and the eagle not being straight is often the result of a new machinist being trained or the wrong setting/ gauge of thread to the...
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 10-10-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,702
Posted By 90th Light
Thanks for the up-date Jason on how you see them...

Thanks for the up-date Jason on how you see them now.

Personally, I not know what to make of them. Thus I am making a study of every example that I can. Here is another shown in post number 40 of...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 10-08-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 999
Posted By 90th Light
Thank you for adding this, I have found them...

Thank you for adding this,

I have found them in the book and can now begin to research when and where the New Zealanders were up against these German units which I already recognise as ones we...
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 10-08-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,702
Posted By 90th Light
There seems to be an interesting consistency to...

There seems to be an interesting consistency to these LW bullion tropical eagles in the way the feather detail threads are done and the type of tropical tan wool used as backing material when wool is...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 10-08-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,503
Posted By 90th Light
On my computer monitor, the wool used appear very...

On my computer monitor, the wool used appear very similar.

It would be interesting to put them side by side holding them in hand.

The LW tropical officer eagles prove never say say never if...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 10-08-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,503
Posted By 90th Light
I have no bone in this fight. However, it is...

I have no bone in this fight. However, it is worth noting here that the Luftwaffe had officer bullion insignia made on that type of brown tropical wool that the WH generals collar tabs which started...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 10-08-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 999
Posted By 90th Light
I can support Alex that a German unit wearing the...

I can support Alex that a German unit wearing the white "Lehr" insignia were fighting in the north of Italy in 1944 (1945 ?).

A studio photo of soldier from this unit at that time, is shown on...
Forum: Kriegsmarine Uniforms and Equipment Forum 10-02-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,896
Posted By 90th Light
This cut-off sold by Virtual Grenadier provides a...

This cut-off sold by Virtual Grenadier provides a bit of evidence of wartime application & use;

https://virtualgrenadier.com/sale_item.php?iid=5999

Never seen a fake tropical KM cap with that...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 10-02-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By 90th Light
One of the fakers acquired a roll or rolls of...

One of the fakers acquired a roll or rolls of original apple green piping and has been at work for some time turning out fake boards using it. Here are some of his earlier efforts which are quite...
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