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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

    • Award Proposal Help?
      Hi, 
      here my try.
      Best regards,
      Jens     Vorschlag zur Verleihung des E. K. I.   Der Unteroffizier Jul. Berg, früher M. W. Komp. des Res. Inf. Rgts. 228, jetzt ??? Wachtmeister, 4. Hundert- schaft der Sicherheitspolizei zu Berlin-Charlottenburg, war bis zur Auflösung der ?? Min. W. Komp. 249 bei derselben und bis zum Abschluß des Krieges bei Min. W. Komp. des Res. Inf. Rgts 228.   Wiederholt hat sich Berg, sowohl als Pionier, wie als Gefreiter und Unteroffizier, selbst in der gefährlichsten und schwierigsten Lagen, durch persönlichen Schneid und grosse Umsicht ausgezeichnet; den ihm unterstellten Mann- schaften und seinen Kameraden war er stets ein leuch- tendes Vorbild.   In den Kämpfen bei Foillinghe.., nördl. Arment- iers, am denen er als Gefreiter teilnahm, führte er  einen Werfer, trotz stärksten feindlichen Beschusses brachte  Berg seinem Werfer und seine Munition in Stellung  und schoß sich ein; am Tage des Sturms trug Berg durch  sein umsichtig und schneidig geleitetes und genaues Schießen sehr zum Gelingen des Angriffes bei. Kaum hatte Berg den letzten Schuß verschossen, als er sich mit  seiner Werferbedienung der stürmenden Infanterie an- schloß.  Er brachte mehrere Gefangene zurück.  Bei den  Stellungskämpfen in Flandern im Sommer 18 zeichnete  sich Berg wiederholt aus. Ende August 1918 wurde die Kompanie nördl. Havring- court, westl. Cambrai, bei der Abwehrkämpfen wiederholt    (NEXT PAGE)  unter größten Verlusten eingesetzt. Immer wieder war es  Unteroffizier Berg, der durch größten Schneid und Fleiß beim Wer- fereinbau,, Munitionstransport und Schießen angenehm auffiel.   Bei den Abwehrkämpfen Ende Oktober 1918 war Berg  mit einer leichten Werfergruppe bei Le??oken, westlt. Oude- norde eingesetzt.  Hier leistete Berg tagelang ein so  gut gelegtes Vernichtungsfeuer, daß es den Engländer  trotz hartnäckigsten, wiederholten Angreifens nicht  gelang, vorwärts zu kommen.  Hier hat hauptsächlich  Berg mit seinem vortrefflichen Schießen zum Stand halten der Infanterie beigetragen. Ich bitte nun ganz gehorsamst, dem Unter- offizier Berg das EK I verleihen zu wollen.                         Ko?? Leutn.d. R. u. Kompführ der Minenwerferkomp. d. Res. Inf. R. 228   Die eigenständige Unterschrift das Leutnants Ko??? beglaubigt Aplerbeck, 21. November 1919 die Polizei-Verwaltung ?Weber Krim. Wachtm.
    • Imperial medals - help please
      Hi Kevin, if you want to start collecting German medal bars, you have to be careful. Some bars which are around are faked or decorations have been changed or wrong completed. Your Bavarian bar is from the Militärverdienstkreuz 3rd class a Gefreiter but I dont know a Gefreiter with 15 years of service. The long service cross is a decoration for NCO´s. In my mind, either the Militärverdienstcross or the long service cross isn´t right, but with the Jubiläumsmedaille it is more likely, that the Militärverdienstkreuz is the wrong class. Kind regards
      Andreas
    • Sierra Leone Long Service Awards
      Hello Owain,    I'm just back from a numismatic convention to find your note. I think I'll also get back to my own areas of interest, Chinese ODMs, though hardly less confusing, especially if one does not read Chinese, Life Saving awards and general world Orders. A new interest is Indian Princely States; late to the game I know as prices are up! Regards, Frank
    • Award Proposal Help?
      Hi Chris, some corrections respectively additions   Unteroffizier Jul. Berg   leuchtendes Vorbild   den letzten Schuß verschossen   teils unter größten Verlusten eingesetzt   Fleiß beim …..bau Regards Andreas
    • Stabsartz der Landwehr I. August Metz St. Goarshausen
      Hi   I am looking for possible data on the life and career Stabsartz der Landwehr I. August Metz in St. Goarshausen Any help greatly appreciated!
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