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Old 01-30-2012, 04:22 PM   #16
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:32 PM   #17
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"And now some pics of my "old" frame that has revealed a lot of it´s proveniance in only two hours after owning it for more than thirty years.

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Bernhard "

I just had to smile when reading your tale of discovery. It causes me to go find my A-frames for another once-over, but more so, it is similar to what I found recently. I had put a M-40 tropical/Med painted helmet for sale, and received queries, but one fellow stuck with it, and sounded serious. He turned out to be a dealer/collector, and wanted it for his collection. Hmmm....well, as much as I would love to keep this helmet, which I also found in 1979, in these days of "hope and change"......
As I was looking over the shell during photography, I found myself staring at the painted surface, and discovered that there was a decal under there. No, two! On I went, traveling the waves of rippled paint drabs and worn spots, to further find the original feldgrau, then a second, hastily applied, darker feldgrau, covered by the ordnance tan shade. And, the funny look of the air vents...could I have given this helmet so cursory a view as I bought it at Ft.Bragg, so long ago? Well, yes. Never looked under the skirt I did, and lo and behold were the inside rivet points of an M-35. Huh. So here I sit, dumfounded, with an M-35, double decal, repainted (probably to cover the decals) and then camo-painted by one Kanoneer Heibert of the II/70th Artillery Regt., later battle damaged in a concussive explosion ( to crack the shell, and shear the liner band). And here I was selling it. No tears shed, as it is now in the hands of another who will put in a place of reverence and respect for the next 32 years!
Now, if I can get the picture/pixels reduced....

Thank you for your comment !
A very interresting story about your helmet , great read !

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Old 01-30-2012, 04:35 PM   #18
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And also a big thank you to you Michael for showing these colorful pics
and of course the link to the video.
Most interresting !!

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Old 01-30-2012, 04:38 PM   #19
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And also a big thank you to you Michael for showing these colorful pics
and of course the link to the video.
Most interresting !!

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Bernhard
most welcome !!
imagine.... that this frame You have in hand maybe on this stack of frames in the photo .... boosts my imagination
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:11 PM   #20
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most welcome !!
imagine.... that this frame You have in hand maybe on this stack of frames in the photo .... boosts my imagination
Mike my imagaination was boosted by photos you provided , esepcially the one showing Heeres beklaidung !

I love to have all those item made in Lodz ( Litzmannstadt ).

NOW let someone say that all the items marked Litzmannsstadt are fakes ( as I already heard or read from time to time ).
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did the brits/allies utilise captured axis equipment in a like fashion?

I don't think so . The allies have enought of their own supplies and don't need to utyllised german / axis equipment .

German suffered a great shortage from 1942/43 and used all what they can.
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:37 PM   #22
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I don't think so . The allies have enought of their own supplies and don't need to utyllised german / axis equipment .

German suffered a great shortage from 1942/43 and used all what they can.
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:49 PM   #23
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super a -frame!, i have owned few uniforms made by this "company" included a nice WSS fell parka.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:10 PM   #24
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on this first picture - right side, is this Polish or Russian webbing ???

looks like Polish

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style webbing used with gasm mask bags etc

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Old 01-30-2012, 07:28 PM   #25
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I would said it is french webbing not polish. You can find such webbing on french gasmask bags and breabag straps.
Polish webbing looks a bite diffrent.
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More important: Polish gas mask straps are not so wide
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on the same working bench where the aframes are stacked, i can see on the right hand side a pile of pioneer pouches.
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:12 AM   #28
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and here is the color slide used in that great movie, movie is called Fotoamator and is based on color slides dicovered in 1987, made by Walter Genewein who was a chief accountant of ghetto Litzmannstadt
just to note the aframes stacked on the bench all include web messtin straps...confirmation such sets were completed at manufacture, and thus issued in a likewise state.
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:42 AM   #29
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Hi guys

Another Item to search for:

Nice English Webbing Y strap, also from the same factory

It was on ebay a couple of days ago....


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Old 03-06-2012, 06:12 AM   #30
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I don't think so . The allies have enought of their own supplies and don't need to utyllised german / axis equipment .

German suffered a great shortage from 1942/43 and used all what they can.
I know of British military maps, printed on the backside of captured WH maps. I believe these were made in Belgium in the winter of 1944-'45.
The WH maps are sometimes of the British islands, and are overprinted with 'cancelled'. More a propaganda 'joke' than out of necessity, I think...


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