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  1. Alex K, Nice awards. Thanks for showing us pictures of them. Regards, Gordon
  2. Brig, I would suggest that you contact the owner of this site and ask if he recognizes your badge. Looks Austrian to me. Regards, Gordon https://polizeiabzeichen.jimdo.com/
  3. Brig, Now what would a member of the HJ be doing wearing a Levente medal? Wonders never cease. Thanks for posting the picture. Regards, Gordon
  4. cvma1990, I posted your pictures on the Wehrmacht Awards Forum and here is the answer from Wim Saris a well know expert in the area of the TR. Regards, Gordon Sydney is correct. Standarte 1 was under the DE "Ostfriesland and was part for brigade 63 (Oldenburg-Ostfriesland). It first had its headquarters at Aurich (1935/1936), then Emden (1937) and later, during the war, in Aurich again. The traditions-patches were for Standarte 2 (1937), which also was at Nordsee and located at Emden. Before Emden the headquarters were at Meppen (Ems). It is obvious the flag moved around a bit. It is practically sure this flag was in the earliest days the first flag granted to Standarte 1 (Sturm 1). I have no idea for the two different 31/2 patches. The one does not have the correct form of numbers, maybe they had to change it into the proper numbers.
  5. Gentlemen, I've been researching Leutnant Ernst Hess. Each place I find his wards listed it says 1914 EKII, 1914 EKI and Royal House Order of Hohenzollern First Class. It doesn't mention with or without swords but I imagine it would be with swords. I can not find much information about this man prior to the start of WWI except that he was in the Flight Troops before the war started. Any information that you can provide for the person would be greatly appreciated. Regards, Gordon
  6. I agree. This seller has always been good to deal with for me. Regards, Gordon
  7. Uwe, Thanks for your post. Interesting information. Regards, Gordon
  8. Paul, Nice group of artifacts to go with the printed commendation. In particular the named medal. I'm Jealous! Regards, Gordon
  9. Earrings for sure. Lots of more common pierced earrings like this on the web for sale. regards, Gordon
  10. Arnhembobby, I assume that you have named medals that you are researching? If you use google search you will find there is at least one site that is dedicated to Purple Heart. I've never found much on line in researching bronze or silver stars. You could try a google search for the name on the medal as well. Also you might like to try www.ancestry.com and www.findagrave.com . I would suggest that you join the Orders and Medals Society of America (OMSA). They have an amazing archives of articles on medals and awards. Regards, Gordon
  11. Lawrence, Sorry for my mistake. On a second look they are different badges. Why not send a picture of your badge to Dai Nippon and ask him if he can identify it for you. Regards, Gordon
  12. Ace, Welcome to the GMIC. I' like to add to this this thread and ask a question. Have you researched this tunic and the ribbon bar. And what is the history of this tunic? Henry Bowreman Foote From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Henry Robert Bowreman Foote Born 5 December 1904 Ishapore, British India Died 11 November 1993 (aged 88) Pulborough, England Buried St Mary's Church, West Chiltington Allegiance United Kingdom Service/branch British Army Years of service 1925–1958 Rank Major General Unit Royal Tank Regiment Commands held Royal Armoured Corps (1955–58) 11th Armoured Division (1950–53) 7th Armoured Brigade (1949–50) 2nd Royal Tank Regiment (1947–48) 7th Royal Tank Regiment (1942) Battles/wars Second World War · Western Desert Campaign · Battle of Gazala · Italian Campaign Awards Victoria Cross Companion of the Order of the Bath Distinguished Service Order Mentioned in Despatches Major General Henry Robert Bowreman Foote, VC, CB, DSO (5 December 1904 – 11 November 1993) was a British Army officer and a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Early life and education[edit] Foote was born on 5 December 1904 in Ishapore, India, the son of Henry Bruce Foote, a major in the Royal Artillery, and his wife Jennie Elizabeth. He was the grandson of the archaeologist and geologist Robert Bruce Foote, often considered the "Father of Indian Prehistory". Foote's mother died when he was a child and he went to England to board at St Cyprian's School, Eastbourne at the age of four.[1] In 1918 he went to Bedford School where he stayed until 1923.[2] Military career Foote joined the British Army in 1925, being commissioned into the Royal Tank Corps. Second World War Foote was a Staff Officer from 1939 to 1942 and a member of the British Army Staff Mission, Washington, DC in 1941. In 1942 he became Officer Commanding, 7th Royal Tank Regiment[2] and it was in this post that he won the Victoria Cross at the Battle of Gazala. During the period 27 May to 15 June 1942 in Libya, Lieutenant Colonel Foote commanded his battalion with outstanding courage and leadership, always being at the crucial point at the right time. On 6 June, although wounded, he continued to lead his battalion from an exposed position on the outside of a tank, and succeeded in defeating the enemy's attempt to encircle two Allied divisions. On 13 June, when a number of Allied tanks had been destroyed, he went on foot, "from one tank to another, to encourage the crews under intense artillery and anti-tank fire". By "his magnificent example the corridor was kept open and the Brigade was able to march through". Matilda II tank at The Tank Museum, England, painted to represent a similar tank used by Lieutenant Colonel Foote Shortly after this, Foote was captured and became a prisoner of war. However, he subsequently escaped and entered Switzerland in April 1944, it was only then that he learned he had been awarded the Victoria Cross.[4] After a period as a General Staff Officer at Allied Forces Headquarters in 1944, he became second-in-command of the 9th Armoured Brigade in 1945. Post-war and senior command After the end of the war, Foote was flying to Berlin to take part in a victory parade when he had to bail-out, as the aircraft was about to crash. Consequently, he became a member of the Caterpillar Club, an informal group of those who have been saved from death or serious injury by means of a parachute. Foote was Brigadier of the Royal Armoured Corps, Middle East Land Forces from 1945 to 1947 and then Officer Commanding 2nd Royal Tank Regiment from 1947 to 1948. He was at the Fighting Vehicles Proving Establishment, at the Ministry of Supply from 1948 to 1949 and commanded the 7th Armoured Brigade from 1949 to 1950 and the 11th Armoured Division from 1950 to 1953. He was Director General of Fighting Vehicles at the Ministry of Supply from 1953 to 1955 and Director, Royal Armoured Corps, at the War Office from 1955 until his retirement in 1958 as major general. Retirement and legacy Major General Foote's grave at St Mary's Church, West Chiltington, Sussex, photographed in 2014 After his retirement, Foote was a trustee of The Tank Museum, Bovington until his death. He was featured as a guest on the biographical television programme This Is Your Life on 22 October 1986. His medals are displayed at the Royal Tank Regiment Museum, Bovington, Dorset.
  13. misiu, I do not see any picture. Regards, Gordon
  14. Michael, One of my go to place for reference on Russian uniforms is Collect Russia. Here is a link to his page on Russian books. You can also sign up for his newsletter which may contain some information useful to you. https://www.collectrussia.com/showcat.htm?cat=BkImpUni The other location that would be useful is the Comunist Bloc Militaria sub forum on the Wehremacht Awards Forum (WAF) http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=53 Tis forum deals mostly with the post 1917 era but their may be someone there that can offer some help. Or you can try the International Forum sub forum on the WAF. Regards, Gordon
  15. Lawrence, It is the last badge on this page I have copied below. The page is from Dia Nippon Military Antiques in Japan. Regards, Gordon Various Badges pg 4 徽章・記念章 Civil Air Defense badge with an excellent design. Inscribed 'Showa 9 [1934] July, Kinki Air Defense Maneuvers, [??] Defense Unit.' Excellent badge with a soldier standing atop a dragon, the latter probably a symbol of China. Various figures in the distance. The buildings to the north appear to be Russian. Perhaps the soldier is looking eagerly at Japan's new target. (Thanks to my friend in Russia who pointed that out to me.) Enamel Manchukuo and Japanese flags. Inscribed 'Commemorative, Showa 6/7 [1931/1932], Imperial Military Reservists Association [Yamata Village?] Branch, Shanghai & Manchuria Incidents.' The obverse has an Army star and a Manchuria Railroad Defense emblem. Inscribed 'Manchuria Independent Defense Unit Commemorative.' Ishikawa Prefecture Conquer Russia Welcoming Soldier's Association member badge pin. The paper insert tells how to wear the badge. It should be worn in the chest area by both men and women and should be worn at all official association functions. Aichi Prefecture Protect the Nation Association member badge pin. Paper sleeve with the badge design at the top Inscribed 'Imperial Year 2598 [1938], National Foundation Festival, Participation Badge.' A small badge commemorating Crown Prince Hirohito's trip to Europe in 1921. OBVERSE 'Imperial Crown Prince.' REVERSE: 'Imperial Trip to Europe Commemorative, 1921.' Samurai helmet shaped badge. A dragon is on top of the helmet, which is interesting. Inscribed 'Navy Large Maneuvers Participation Commemorative, Showa 12 [1937], National Crisis Japan.' Post-war pure silver badge. 'Kumamoto City Meritorious Person, Commendation Badge.'
  16. scottplen, I would suggest a lighter colour for the back ground. The medals seem to "fade" into the black and using a lighter colour would help to high light this nice bar. Regards, Gordon
  17. dj-joe, Thanks for your comments. Regards, Gordon
  18. Gentlemen, Time to add more tunics from my collection. This one is very different from my other shooting club tunics. If from the Kyffhauser veterans organization which in post war time devoted a lot of its time to shooting. Now for the last tunic in my collection.
  19. 922F, Yes I do. It was Lot 631 sold on 5 December, 2018. It is an unattributed medal bar. I was able to obtain a list of all of the staff at the German Embassy in London at the time of the coronation but no one on the list seemed to fit this bar. In an article in the OMSA Journal Vol. 34 March 1983 page 12 it says the following "In May 1937 Admiral Raeder appointed Admiral Schultze the Navy's special Representative to the coronation of King George VI of England". Admiral Schultze probably had a staff with him as well but I have not been able to find out who was on his staff for the coronation. The German Foreign office directed me to a series of books that might list who attended George the VIth coronation as part of the German contingent but I do not have any means of accessing those books at this time. I didn't bid on this bar because I had never come across a foreign bar with a British coronation medal on it before. Your thread is of real interest to me as you have this great list of foreign medals bars that include British coronation medals. I can not post a picture of this bar to this thread as DNW doesn't let me download pictures to my PC. Regards, Gordon
  20. There was a German medal bar with a Coronation medal to George the VIth sold on DNW a few months ago. I did some research on George the VIth medals to foreigners and could not find any on the roles of Coronation medals awarded. As the Naval Attache in London at this time he could have attended the Coronation and been awarded this medal. If he was awarded this medal, it should be in his records in Germany. Good luck in your search. Regards, Gordon
  21. Laurentius, The answer to your question about the China-denkmunze is yes if the medal on the bow is steel. Please see below. Regards, Gordon The China Medal is a on May 10, 1901 by Emperor Wilhelm II donated honor symbol on the occasion of the armed conflicts in East Asia between 1900 and 1901 with the participation of the German armed forces. China Medal Backside of China Memorial coin The commemorative coin is made of steel or bronze and shows on the front an eagle holding a dragon in its claws, on the reverse the imperial initial, above it the imperial crown and at the commemorative bronze the inscription The victorious combatants 1900 China 1901 ; at the steel made merit to the expedition to China . It is worn on the left chest on an orange, black-white-red-ribbed band. The China Medal in bronze was awarded to those involved in the armed conflict members of the German army and navy, to all persons not of Chinese nationality who at this time of the embassy in Beijing or at the consulate in Tien-tsin have listened and have been present as well as the nursing staff working in the hospitals and hospital ships. The China Commemorative Medal in Steel was awarded to all persons who were exceptionally active in the interests of the troops sent to East Asiaand to the crews of German ships chartered to transport troops to East Asia. It could also be awarded to members of allied troops. China commemorative coins have also been donated in Italy (1901), France (1902), England, the USA, Japan and Russia .
  22. Stephna, There is one for sale on emedals. Here is the link. https://www.emedals.com/mexico-ii-empire-a-merit-medal-military-division-stamped-navalon-g-ii-class-c-1865 Here is a link to a site with an explanation of these medals. https://www.royalark.net/Mexico/mexico6.htm Regards, Gordon
  23. GODISHIGH, Nice looking award. According to the luxembourg link below this is the Order of the Oak Crown. Regards, Gordon https://sip.gouvernement.lu/dam-assets/publications/brochure-livre/minist-etat/sip/brochure/Distinctions_honorifique/Distinctions_honorifiques-EN.pdf
  24. I would like to add one more tunic to this thread. This tunic came with yet another type of medal for this type of shooting contest. The are indications on the tunic that there were many more shooting badges on it at one time. Unlike the previous tunic this one comes with a cuffband showing the club that the owner of the jacket belonged shot with. The shoulder boards are removable. Regards, Gordon
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