Chris Boonzaier

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  1. Hi, I have just merged two topics, so a number of items may be posted twice in this thread. thanks Chris
  2. Interesting story of pond scum... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/13/man-stole-dambuster-heros-mission-book-also-took-hundreds-items/
  3. DNW have Kitchener's victory medal on their next sale!!!
  4. Hi, unfortunately I could not touch, feel or look.... but I must admit, I learned something, I went home and looked it up.... the white shoulder boards for the Bavarian Leib Regt were new to me!
  5. This Tunic from the Infantry Museum in Hammelburg... I like!!!!!
  6. You can see the size next to the French Greatcoat and MG Ammo boxes. This a nail cross, people paid money to knock a nail in, the money was collected for the war effort.... this is a really great quality piece... and very "Grand"
  7. It depends on the Unit and the man..... there is a huge room for variation in British prices....
  8. I have often wondered how many, if any, collect these by the numbers.... They are often called "March Out" photos and in many cases were robably the last photo taken by the young men in them. Infanterie Regiment 114
  9. These Edelweiss used as Freikorps Collar badges seem to be the same as the Bavarian Princes on the Leib Regt Haube in the Bavarian Army Museum....
  10. ... a few months ago to the Haunau Historical society for their 1916-2016 display. Unfortunately I did not take photos of the Navy or Airware sections, but the Army part were pieces from my collection....
  11. OK, Shell splinter, Eye damage? Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks Chris
  12. Hi, good to know!! i was was puzzled at the Geographic discrepency when I found the FK Berthold name as these guys were very probably on the Southern Border.
  13. This very early photo of the MG section of Detachment Berthold is pretty interesting, not least because of the cammo MGs!
  14. That medal be so ugly I thought it was one of the australian series of ugly medals!!!
  15. As far as I know there is no hard or fast rule here... I am guessing the person putting it together knew why he had the cross on there, and the guy wearing it.... but unless you asked them you wont know for sure. All thebest Chris
  16. I can make out about 50% of it, but they abreviated a lot and I cannot read where he was stationed? Thanks Chris
  17. http://www.nytimes.com/1976/01/21/archives/the-hired-soldier-money-is-only-part-of-it.html?_r=1 This cannot be right... right?
  18. Hi, the abreviations threw me for a loop, as did the capital "T"s :-)
  19. Hi, thanks a million guys! Nice work! All the best Chris
  20. It took about 25 years to find an EK group to a Military priest... :-)
  21. Fantastic!! I have vever seen so many with L numbers!!!
  22. That is indeed a big plus!
  23. Just in case anyone is wondering why I have not dispalyed the jacket on a tailors dummy, it is in fact pretty moth eaten, the holes are hidden when folded like this...
  24. I found a nice way to display all my association badges with an old tunic as a backdrop :-)