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Old 10-16-2014, 06:39 PM   #16
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Old 10-17-2014, 08:12 AM   #17
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I need on of these for my oversize SS dagger!
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Old 10-17-2014, 08:12 AM   #18
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Amazing piece of history.
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Old 10-17-2014, 08:39 AM   #19
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Good reference thread:

view-source:http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=143433
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Old 10-18-2014, 04:41 AM   #20
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Bob...no need to build anything...you can place it in one of my storage sheds...neighbor!!!

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If they want to send it to me, for protection while they work out the details, I will have a building erected to preserve it. I recall seeing an underwater photo of this from divers in River Plate.

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Old 10-19-2014, 04:09 AM   #21
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Beautiful "bird"!

I'd mount that right up behind my toilet & make a 'Throne Room'.

Much 'classier' than the run-of-the-mill railway car eagles.


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Old 10-19-2014, 10:45 AM   #22
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If these eagles were removed from ships before the war, was there ever a cache of these eagles found after the war?

And what would a bird like this be worth on the open market?
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Old 10-22-2014, 10:02 AM   #23
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Original topic continued here:

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=765659
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Wanna own ½ part of the eagle?
Old 10-26-2014, 09:11 PM   #24
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Default Wanna own ½ part of the eagle?

Just stumbled over this: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/n...agle-graf-spee

Wanna own ½ part of this legendary eagle?


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Old 10-27-2014, 08:59 AM   #25
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Ha!,the way they carry on you'd think it was the devil himself
There's plenty of German Third Reich eagles on display in Museums here in Europe and other parts of the world..

I really can't stand the sickly spin the media puts on these things..like notorious/infamous nazi ship.It sort of makes out that they were nazi pirates murdering captured crews from ships sunk by the Spee, couldn't really be further from the truth considering the way Captain Langsdorff conducted himself and his War.
He was an honourable old time Navy man who up held the highest traditions of the German Navy,who served his Country and not the party,but they don't put this information in the paper...funny that

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Old 10-29-2014, 11:47 AM   #26
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Ha!,the way they carry on you'd think it was the devil himself
There's plenty of German Third Reich eagles on display in Museums here in Europe and other parts of the world..

I really can't stand the sickly spin the media puts on these things..like notorious/infamous nazi ship.It sort of makes out that they were nazi pirates murdering captured crews from ships sunk by the Spee, couldn't really be further from the truth considering the way Captain Langsdorff conducted himself and his War.
He was an honourable old time Navy man who up held the highest traditions of the German Navy,who served his Country and not the party,but they don't put this information in the paper...funny that

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Amen, couldn't have said it better myself! This trend to demonification of all things German in WWII is definitely far from the truth, and is painting a very one-sided history of the war. It feels like propaganda 70 years too late. The average Joe solider, no matter the side he fought for, was a decent fellow who was just trying to do his duty to his country and his men; this was especially true in the navies where the codes and traditions of naval warfare (usually) superseded the "politics of the day".

And indeed, with so many historical items being sold and displayed with HKs in plain view, I don't understand why this salvaged eagle is causing such an upset. Would a neo-Nazi group pay millions of dollars to get a ship's ornament? I don't see it happening. People like that would just as soon spray one in an alley for $2 worth of paint :S.
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It’s in the news again. Looks like it might come up for sale:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ip-court-sell?

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Old 06-23-2019, 10:56 AM   #28
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Great eagle !
Would look great in a millionaire man cave !

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It’s in the news again. Looks like it might come up for sale:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ip-court-sell?

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Old 07-10-2019, 10:56 AM   #30
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Default Graf Spee eagle for sale

Is anyone keeping track of this sale please?
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