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SS Soldbuch found in Bastogne Perimeter
Old 11-15-2012, 05:47 AM   #1
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Default SS Soldbuch found in Bastogne Perimeter

This SS Soldbuch was recently found in a village on the outer perimeter of Bastogne, Belgium. As far as I can tell the owner was taken POW and was not a casualty.







It is not for sale.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:51 AM   #2
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Verry nice- show us more !!!! Are more finds in the barn ???
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:10 AM   #3
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Wow, that's a great find, Simon
Did you find it personally?
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:08 AM   #4
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Interesting as he was a former SS A.u.E Btl 5 Wiking in Ellwangen.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:42 PM   #5
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Appears the guy plastic laminated it's cover way back in 44, before plastic lamination mylar was developed and ever used. how can this be explained?? Very strange IMO.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:40 PM   #6
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Appears the guy plastic laminated it's cover way back in 44, before plastic lamination mylar was developed and ever used. how can this be explained?? Very strange IMO.
Flash light result ?
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:49 AM   #7
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Appears the guy plastic laminated it's cover way back in 44, before plastic lamination mylar was developed and ever used. how can this be explained?? Very strange IMO.
I don't see any plastic laminate
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:50 AM   #8
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I don't see any plastic laminate
Neither do I.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:19 AM   #9
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Nice find. Do you know the circumstances in how it was found?

Looks like just a flash reflection, no laminate. Sometimes the covers of these get a somewhat 'glossy' look and feel after years of handling and being in a pocket. That paired with the flash, is what we are seeing.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:17 AM   #10
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This Soldbuch was found by a colleague in the area of Hemroulle near Bastogne. An SS belt was also found in the same location.

I've checked the VDK and Bordihn is not listed as a fatality. He was born on 27 May 1927 in Landau in East Prussia, which might go someway to explain how he was initially part of SS Wiking?

As mentioned earlier this item is not for sale.

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Old 11-20-2012, 09:21 AM   #11
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more pics please?
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:08 AM   #12
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More pictures will be posted on my website in due course, along with other documents recently located.

Thanks,
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:55 AM   #13
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Excellent Soldbuch!
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:31 AM   #14
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More pictures will be posted on my website in due course, along with other documents recently located.

Thanks,
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What is your website ?

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Website Info Please.
Old 11-23-2012, 08:01 AM   #15
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What a Fantastic find!!! Congrats my friend!
Simon Direct us to your Website please. All the Best, Butch
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