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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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  4. Russia

    1. Russia: Imperial

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

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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)

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    3. Russia: Soviet: Other Militaria

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

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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

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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

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    3. Republic of Cuba

      For all Militaria and Awards relating to the República de Cuba

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    4. Middle East & Arab States

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

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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).

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    6. Japan

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

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    7. South East & East Asia

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

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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.

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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. Fascism In Europe 1919 to 1945: Badges, Uniforms & Regalia

      For apolitical discussion relating to the badges uniforms and regalia of the various Fascist Parties and Organisations that existed during the first half of the 20th Century. It includes Italy, Spain and National Socialist Parties operating in German Occupied Territories.

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    5. Masonic Medals & Jewels

      For discussions relating to Masonic Medals & Jewels.

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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. Coins & Commemorative Medallions

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

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    8. Military Art

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

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    9. Non Military Collectibles & Antiques

      What else do you collect?

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  9. Members Area

    1. GMIC Competition Forum

      This section is for Competitions for Members Only

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    2. Members Valuation and Identification Forum

      Require a peer evaluation? Also post your unidentified medals and militaria here.

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    3. Books & Films

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

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    4. Places to Visit

      Military Collectors Shows, Museums, Battlefields and Bunkers.

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  • Posts

    • Awards of Tajikistan
      I like myself when I dig. I look the web page of Ismaili Somoni from Samanid Empire, in english first, then click onto Tajik language. There it was Ordena Ismaili Somoni 3rd Class. The ribbon I saw yesterday on President of Kazakhstan Museum was a bit darker blue, and the golden stripes were in relief, because likely they seemed to have been manually clothed to the ribbon (embroidered). I'am really happy to have got a photo, so fast. Now you can all enjoy.    Emmanuel  
    • Awards of Tajikistan
      Hello Gentlemen, I know it won't help much. But currently in Astana, Kazakhstan, I have visited the Museum of the First President of Kazakhstan (and onliest Président). His awards are displayed, but photo are forbidden. But for those who will come here, I Strongly recommend to visit this Museum. In Year 2000, he had been awarded Order Ismaili Somonli, but a breast badge (so likely following the information above, it should have been a 3rd Class). Ribbon colours of the Order are similar to the sash awarded to Vladimir Putin, ribbon is straight ribbon, not pentagonal type. The quality of workmanship of the badge is great (very good quality). It is a large size, likely 45 millimeters wide, 8 pointed star, with the head of the Tajik historic hero Ismaili Somoni looking left (an old style local crown on his head), a bleu motto with "likely" the name of the Order. The ribbon is dark bleu, with embroidered gold stripes towards the edges. I have no idea if the badge was in gold or silver-gilt. I bet if there would be someone that could seek in Tajik language on the web, he will catch some photo. In latin alphabet....likely unsuccessfull. Best Regards.    Emmanuel   This is Ismaili Somoni, so you have to figure out that on the Order that bear his name, his face is shown from side (with crown). He was great King of the Samanid Empire from +/- 885 to 907. You can read down there  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samanid_Empire  That's very interesting.    Emmanuel
    • RAD album
      Guys, As stated above. Shame the old boy has used a post war pen to caption the pictures, probably added post war too except the front section. On the other hand we now have the context of the pictures?  It is what it is.  Quite interesting in that they appear to have been engaged in 'Time Team' activity opening up pre history burial mounds?  He was also a horse car racer.
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      Guys, Entry ticket to an event?
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      Guys, Young volunteer.
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