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    • Nick

      Forum Overhaul   01/08/17

      Over the next few months I will be doing a long overdue clear up and remodelling of the forum. There are some exciting new areas to be developed and I will be appointing new staff across different areas of the forum. Access to all content will continue throughout this period, but there may be occasional temporary appearance changes or glitches whilst the software is updated. I apologise in advance for the disruption but I thought it would be best to keep the forum open during this time.

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  1. Notice Board & Highlighted New Areas

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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

      17,862
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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.

      16,603
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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.

      5,559
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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.

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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

      3,214
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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

      2,105
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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.

      1,690
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    3. Germany: All Eras: The Iron Cross

      All Classes of Iron Cross awarded 1815 to 1945

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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.

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    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

      22,131
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    6. Germany: Imperial Uniforms, Headwear, Insignia & Personal Equipment

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

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    7. Germany: Weimar Republic & Deutsche Freikorps

      Militaria & History of the Deutsches Reich 1919 to 1933

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

      Historical research, documenation and photographs

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    12. Germany: Post 1945: Bundesrepublik & DDR

      West Germany BDR, East Germany DDR & Reunification Bundesrepublik

      7,254
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  4. Russia

    1. Russia: Imperial

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

      7,158
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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)

      34,547
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    3. Russia: Soviet: Other Militaria

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

      10,503
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    4. Russian Federation

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

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  5. European States

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    4. Austro-Hungarian Empire

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

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    5. France

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

      9,135
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    6. Spain

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

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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

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    2. China

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

      4,273
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    3. Republic of Cuba

      For all Militaria and Awards relating to the República de Cuba

      1,782
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    4. Middle East & Arab States

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

      10,899
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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).

      9,091
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    6. Japan

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

      17,559
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    7. South East & East Asia

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

      3,182
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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.

      2,602
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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.

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    10. Rest of the World: Militaria & History

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

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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.

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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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    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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    3. Inter-Allied Victory Medals of the Great War

      Victory Medals of the allied countries of World War I

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    4. Masonic Medals & Jewels

      For discussions relating to Masonic Medals & Jewels.

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    5. Coins & Commemorative Medallions

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

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    6. Preservation & Restoration of Military Artifacts

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

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    7. Military Art

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

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    8. Non Military Collectibles & Antiques

      What else do you collect?

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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 .

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    2. Books & Films

      Read a good book, seen a good film? Review and recommend books & films.

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    • I think the price says enough. I consider only Soviet and IKOM type made out of gold authentic.
    • Greetings and welcome to GMIC,
      Fourth medal in the first row is Medal for Bravery Miloš Obilić, the branch on the ribbon means that he was double recipient.
      First medal in the second row is Polish Order of Polonia Restituta 4th class.
    • What a wonderful thread. I'll echo the call of others by saying you should write a book. Its rare to see actual artifacts that can be attributed to the Resistance against Hitler. Recently I was able to acquire a Soldbuch that belonged to a conspirator Urban Thiersch. While he did join the plot late in the game he was able to associate with some of the key players in the assassination attempt, including Colonel Stauffenberg himself. LT. Thiersch did survive and was a successful sculpture. He is mentioned in many of the key works on the July 20th plot. Even though he survived he seemed to have avoided publicity after the war. I only found one postwar picture of him. He was interrogated/interviewed shortly after the war, but so far finding a copy of the transcripts has alluded me.   Anyway having an artifact in my collection that was actually carried by someone who actually met with Stauffenberg and von Haeften, was something I never dreamed of.   Urban Thiersch and the July 20, 1944 Plot:  Urban Thiersch did not become an active member of the resistance until 1944. The circumstances that resulted in him joining the resistance were tied to another conspirator Colonel Georg Alexander Hansen (July 5, 1904 to September 8, 1944).     “Colonel Georg Alexander Hansen joined the military in 1924. In 1935, Colonel Hansen met the head of the General Staff  Ludwig Beck and Colonel Claus Schenk Count von Stauffenberg at the War Academy in Berlin-Moabit. In 1937 he was transferred to the Department of Counterintelligence and Foreign Intelligence (Department of Foreign Armies East) of the Reich War Ministry, headed by Konteradmiral Canaris. In 1939, this office was named the Abwehr. From 1943 onward; Hansen used his position within the Abwehr to support the resistance. Colonel Hansen became opposed to Hitler’s regime in 1938 and was one of most important participants of the resistance, alongside Generalmajor Henning von Tresckow and Colonel Claus Schenk Count von Stauffenberg. In 1944 he participated in most of the important meetings to overthrow Hitler. He organized transportation and security for his fellow conspirators. His house in Ransdorf often served as a meeting place. In the event the plot to overthrow Hitler succeeded Hansen would play a prominent role in the new regime. After Canaris, resigned in February 1944, plans to reorganize the Abwehr were set into motion. Two months later, in May 1944, Colonel Hansen and most of his staff were transferred to the Reichssicherheitshauptamt (RSHA), where he served as the deputy under his immediate superior, SS General Schellenberg. This change in leadership left Colonel Hansen surrounded by people he could not trust. This situation was a problem for Claus Stauffenberg, since he needed a reliable officer within the intelligence apparatus. Stauffenberg asked Rudolph Fahrner if he could recommend someone to act as a liaison between himself and Col. Hanson. Rudolph Fahrner gave him Urban Thiersch’s name. At the end of June 1944 Stauffenberg ordered Thiersch by telegram to Berlin. Urban Thiersch met with Stauffenberg on the 1st of July. Stauffenberg greeted him by saying ‘Let us come straight to the point: I am engaged in high treason with all the means available to me.’ Thiersch's function within the circle of the conspirators was to act as a liaison between Stauffenberg and Georg Hansen. He was assigned to Colonel Hansen as an ordnance officer, in order to carry out this function. Thiersch would meet with 1st Lieutenant Werner Karl von Haeften (Oct. 9, 1908 - July 20/21, 1944), Stauffenberg’s adjutant on 8 July, 1944.  Thiersch also briefly met with Stauffenberg on the same day.  According to Urban Thiersch's adopted son Paul Thiersch, his father was to serve as a persona ladjutant to Stauffenberg in the days prior to the assassination attempt.   After the plot failed LT. Thiersch was able to go into hiding until the end of the war. I have posted more information as well as a page by page look at the Soldbuch on the WAF. http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=925492 Thank you for your time: If I can figure this out I will attach a picture of the Soldbuch and how I'm displaying it. Warm regards Jim  
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