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  1. Notice Board & Highlighted New Areas

    1. New Classified Sales Section

      For the sale and swap of militaria

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  2. Great Britain & Commonwealth Realms

    1. Great Britain: Orders, Gallantry, Campaign Medals

      For Discussions on all aspects of British Civic Orders, Gallantry Awards, Military Campaign Medals, Long Service and Jubilee Medals (not specifically covered in Colonial or Commonwealth Sections) of the United Kingdom of Great Britain

      18,494
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    2. Great Britain: Militaria: Badges, Uniforms & Equipment

      For Discussions relating to all aspects of British Militaria including: Swords, Firearms, Badges, Insignia, Uniforms, Headgear, & Equipment.

      17,246
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    3. Great Britain: Research, Documentation & History

      For topics relating to researched medal groups, research of British/Colonial servicemen & women or items of historical military interest.

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    4. Great Britain: Mervyn Mitton's British & Colonial Police Forces

      Forum dedicated to the memory of Mervyn Mitton relating to the history of the British Police & Fire Services. It includes the many Colonial Police Forces of the Empire & Commonwealth.

      7,930
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    5. Great Britain: Empire: Colonial Including South Africa & India: Awards, Militaria & History

      Medals, Awards, Badges, Research, Militaria and History of the Empire to include wars & campaigns in colonies that were part of the British Empire such as South Africa India & Hong Kong

      3,423
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    6. Commonwealth Realms: Canada, New Zealand & Australia Medals & Militaria

      For discussions relating to Medals, Awards, Uniform, Equipment & History of Canada, New Zealand & Australia

      2,246
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  3. Germany:

    1. Deutsche Kaiserreich: Man spricht Denglish

      Deutsch sprechendes Forum. Während aller Zeiträume der deutschen Militärgeschichte.

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    2. Germany: All Eras: Signature Database

      Post images of signatures that you own so we can start a comprehensive database of German official signatures from all eras.

      1,859
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    3. Germany: All Eras: The Iron Cross

      All Classes of Iron Cross awarded 1815 to 1945

      26,108
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    4. Germany: Imperial: The Orders, Decorations and Medals of The Imperial German States

      This section if for comprehensive discussion on the Awards and Decorations of the Imperial German States.

      72,265
      posts
    5. Germany: Imperial: Rick (Research) Lundstrom Forum for Documentation and Photographs

      Forum established in memory of Rick (Research) Lundstrom 1956-2013 : Imperial German historical research, documentation and photographs

      23,826
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    6. Germany: Imperial Uniforms, Headwear, Insignia & Personal Equipment

      Uniforms, Helmets, Headwear, Insignia, Weapons, & Personal Equipment.

      19,550
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    7. Germany: Weimar Republic & Deutsche Freikorps

      Militaria & History of the Deutsches Reich 1919 to 1933

      4,026
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    9. Germany: Third Reich: Uniforms, Headwear, Insignia & Equipment

      Third Reich Uniforms, Helmets, Headwear, Insignia, Weapons, Belt Buckles & Personal Equipment.

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    10. 11,047
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    11. Germany: Third Reich: Research, Documentation & Photographs

      Historical research, documenation and photographs

      13,522
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    12. Germany: Post 1945: Bundesrepublik & DDR

      West Germany BDR, East Germany DDR & Reunification Bundesrepublik

      7,323
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  4. Russia

    1. Russia: Imperial

      For all Militaria, Medals & Decorations relating to the Imperial Russian Court

      7,366
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    2. Russia: Soviet Orders, Medals & Decorations

      For all Orders, Medals & Decorations relating to the United Soviet Socialist Republic Союз Советских Социалистических Республик (CCCP)

      35,078
      posts
    3. Russia: Soviet: Other Militaria

      For all Militaria, Uniforms, Headgear & Equipment relating to the Soviet Union.

      10,630
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    4. Russian Federation

      For all Militaria, Medals & Decorations relating to the Russian Federation

      2,785
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  5. European States

    1. 10,636
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    2. 18,852
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    3. 15,905
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    4. Austro-Hungarian Empire

      For all Militaria, Orders, Medals & Decorations relating to Austria-Hungary 1867 to 1918

      7,641
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    5. France

      For discussions on the Awards & Militaria of the French Empires, Republics and Colonies

      9,566
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    6. Spain

      For all Militaria, Orders, Medals & Decorations relating to Spain including the Spanish Civil War.

      4,747
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    7. Turkey

      For all posts relating to Turkish Militaria & History

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  6. Rest of the World: Medals & Militaria

    1. Africa

      Awards and Medals of the African Nations. Medals directly relating to Colonial Powers should be posted in the relevant country i.e. Great Britain or France etc

      3,110
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    2. China

      Medals and Militaria of Imperial, Nationalist and Communist Peoples Republic of China

      4,440
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    3. Republic of Cuba

      For all Militaria and Awards relating to the República de Cuba

      1,828
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    4. Middle East & Arab States

      For all Awards & Militaria relating to the Middle East & Arab States

      11,242
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    5. People's Republic Mongolia

      For all Militaria and Awards relating to the Бугд Найрамдах Монгол Ард Улс (Mongolian People's Republic).

      9,127
      posts
    6. Japan

      For discussions relating to Militaria, Orders, Medals Decorations of Japan

      17,863
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    7. South East & East Asia

      For discussions on the Militaria, Awards & Decorations of Vietnam, Korea & other South East Asian Countries.

      3,297
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    8. South Asia

      For all Awards & Militaria relating to South Asian Republics including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar/Burma, India & Pakistan.

      2,757
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    9. United States of America

      For discussions relating to Militaria, Orders, Medals Decorations and Military History of the United States of America.

      11,665
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    10. Rest of the World: Militaria & History

      Discusions on Militaria from around the world, not already covered in main categories.

      3,234
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  7. Military History by Period

    1. Napoleonic Wars

      For discussion on all aspects of the period between 1750-1815 including the Seven Years War, American War of Independence, Napoleonic Wars and War of 1812.

      1,283
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    2. The Great War 1914 to 1918

      For discussions relating to the military history of The Great War.

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    3. World War II 1939 to 1945

      For discussions relating to the history of The Second World War.

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      posts
    4. Modern Campaigns and Conflicts

      For discussions relating to Post WWII Conflict and War. Including Korea, Vietnam, Malaya, Oman, The Balkans and Northern Ireland. It includes current ongoing Conflicts and War Zones. i.e. Iraq & Afghanastan.

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  8. Special Interest Section

    1. Document Archive Support

      Discussion links to articles and files uploaded

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    2. 1,677
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    3. Inter-Allied Victory Medals of the Great War

      Victory Medals of the allied countries of World War I

      3,528
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    4. Masonic Medals & Jewels

      For discussions relating to Masonic Medals & Jewels.

      1,234
      posts
    5. Preservation & Restoration of Military Artifacts

      Need to know the correct way to preserve or restore items in your collection. Look no further.

      1,391
      posts
    6. Coins & Commemorative Medallions

      This section is for the subject of MILITARY related coins and medallions.

      2,004
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    7. Military Art

      Discussions for the artistic amongst us. Covers paintings, drawing, photography and modelling.

      4,224
      posts
    8. Non Military Collectibles & Antiques

      What else do you collect?

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    9. 8,188
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  9. Members Area

    1. Members Valuation and Identification Forum (CLOSED)

      This AREA is now closed. POST ALL QUERIES in relevant section .

      1,193
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    • Much appreciated your honest input there, Justin. I am sure it is plastic, since I truly think it isn't bakelite. I hadn't preciously come across vibrant colors like this used in ww2 pieces so let's just assume its post-war. But why would there be made only one? Who in his right mind would fake this and why would this same piece consequently show up on two websites concerning this topic? If you behold the black and white pictures, it is the same plastic piece. I care about the value that it represents but more so I'm interested in the true colors that it once had on its conning tower. George Hogel sometimes was completely bewildered when it came to these colors and I guess we have quite some left to be filled in.
    • That U-Schule (unterseebootschule) plaque, could you show it in true color, please?
    • Morally? Not really a question of morals in my opinion, more a question of do you see preserving the whole family history or just that time period he served as important?  I have boxes and boxes of material from one family that has photos from the late 1800's until around the 1960's most of which is not military related, some WWI and WWII but not the majority.  I felt and still feel that I am obligated by the unwritten rule for historians, amateur or professional, to keep the material together.  After all I am now the keeper of this family's history.   Back to my original point, a man should not be defined by his military service alone so all of your album, in a way, is the history of that soldier.  I've known you for a long time now, Chris, and I see you as more than just your time served and your collecting hobby; I see you as a devoted family man as well. Bottom line is that it is  your decision and yours alone, but I thought I would add my humble opinion. Regards Brian
    • Found this one a militaria website not long ago, but they were puzzled as to which u-boat(s) it belonged to. I reckon that the upper part of this tradition badge made them overlook the lower part, which actually does appear in Georg Högel's U-Boat Emblems in World War II. In terms of warfare action these boat aren't that appealing, but nonetheless they were u-boots of ww2. It has no provenance going for it at all, I do agree, but my instinct says it's the real McCoy. I would like to know more about it, so please come forward if you have more info on this boat, or any other mentioned above. What do you think? Is this the same whale emblem, albeit shaped somewhat naïve? I for one have no doubt about it, but I am sincerely biased. 🙂Show your KM Cap Badges!
    • Hi Added another Rising Sun (5th class), looks ok to me, once again, any idea as to time frame?, no case this time unfortunately   appreciated   regards   Alex K
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