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  3. I'd like to share some of the stuff I've seen in Macedonia and some of the stuff which I've bought in some of the local antique shops. NI Institute and Museum Bitola. There's a part of the museum which is dedicated to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Firstly here are some of his uniforms. I doubt that those are actually his uniforms but still nice to see. I'd appreciate more knowledgeable members for futher information because I don't know much about them.
  4. Thank you so much for getting back to me! I greatly appreciate it!
  5. Yes, I did. I jumped on that one. There's another one out there for sale, not that much more expensive. PM me if you want it.
  6. I was close with 16.5k........shame. bob did you get the inner Mongolian merit medal? jan
  7. Hello all I am looking to see if anyone can help obtain the service record for the following officer: Lt Jefferys, Eric George served in SA in 20th / 22nd Battalions Imperial Yeomanry as L/Cpl service number 14560 then was promoted served WW1 in Northumberland Fusiliers regards and thanks Caz
  8. Very Interesting ! what a diversity of uniforms ! Thanks for share
  9. Hello, thats right but dont forget that Ukrainians served into German Police units
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  11. Great to see uniform variations in photos. Nice photo. Cheers, Larry
  12. https://www.ebay.ph/itm/Mongolia-The-Order-of-Hero-Star-2nd-Type-1946-Gold-5-Diamonds-USSR-Mondvor-/112896822770 And recently on Hermann Historica a Hero Star (nr 14) was auctioned off for 18K euro excl. buyer fees.
  13. Ive seen this one in the market for years now. Emedals had it restored as well. Wouldnt know who was it meant for originally and why it ended up as a brooch before the golden pin broke off
  14. Thankyou for your insight Brian . I have to say, in the hand the Sword feels comfortable and well balanced, certainly better balanced than the Trooper in the middle of the Three . The curve is also less pronounced than the other two. Furthermore, despite the fuller reaching almost the tip of the blade, It is as long as the Others , so not a regular 1796 blade cut down ?? If only they could talk ! As the saying goes . thanks again Richard
  15. You certainly posted a sword that had me looking through my reference books. The "R" looks like an attempt to copy the first letter of the famous sword supplier, Runkel" of Solingen. Runkel wrote Solingen with a spiral start to the "S" which looks to have been attempted on your sword. The more I looked at my references the more I must agree with Peter. Possibly this was an attempt to "cash in" on the great need for swords during the Napoleonic War. During the Napoleonic campaigns Infantry Officers often equipped themselves with the Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Sabre rather than the light weight spadroon normally carried. The Pattern 1803 Infantry Officers sword looks a lot like the 1796 Cavalry sabre. I have one that actually has the Cavalry blade with the Infantry hilt. I wonder if the original owner of this sword was one of those officers who wanted a sword more like the cavalry sabre but not the weight. He might have purchased a cheaper sword to use in the field keeping his 1796 Infantry Officers sword (spadroon) for dress occasions. I like this sword and I think there may be a great story behind it, if only we could find out what that was. Regards Brian
  16. Thanks for your thoughts. It is puzzling, as some of the engraving shows traces of the original Gilt .I too was puzzled by the Trooper style ears to the Backstrap.Hopefully someone can shed some light ......? Have added a photo to help compare with other P 1796.
  17. Hello Larry, I have the same photo in my Collection! Cheers,Morten.
  18. A similar type of sweater is illustrated here in Die Kriegsmarine Vol 2.
  19. Very nice, Morten. He is wearing a civilian type of fishermen's pullover, the official issue winter blue pullover did not close with buttons. But on board of a small vessel no one cared much about such things.
  20. Diploma issued to colonel Bokatov Dmitri Mikhailovich, by Senior group of Soviet military specialists in Iraq In connection with the 30th anniversary of the victories of the Soviet people and their armed forces in the Great Patriotic War and for the conscientious fulfillment of mission tasks This diploma was signed by General mayor Davidov. I don't find anything on Internet regarding soviet specialists in Iraq before Iraq/Iran war. Do you have informations regarding this group or the role plaid by General mayor Davidov?
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