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Chris Dale

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  1. Italian Campaign 1859 Medal

    A friend of mine is selling a French 1859 Italian Campaign medal on ebay. Thought it might be of interest to some of you- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FRENCH-FRANCE-Napoleon-III-Military-silver-medal-of-the-1859-Italian-Campaign/332123456992 Cheers Chris
  2. Thanks for rekindling this thread Fross, nice addition! Cheers Chris
  3. In old B&W photos the yellow of a the Kaiser Wilhelm Centenary medal ribbon usually appears very dark. The medal itself is also noticably large. I think these guys are wearing the China medal and that its stripes cannot be seen in this slightly blurred picture. Here's a photo from the P Klein collection of an East Asian Bugler with the Centenary medal. Cheers Chris
  4. This bayonet is very interesting as it has previous Saxon army markings. Note the spine marked King Albert of Saxony rather than Wilhelm II of Prussia as is usually seen on colonial bayonets... Cheers Chris
  5. The identifying factor is that they are all E&F Hörster 1913 wooden gripped kS98 bayonets. I think this batch were all for colonial issue. Has anyone seen one for home army use? Cheers Chris
  6. It may be that some of the Hoerster 1913 unmarked bayonets went to DOA but the Imperial War Museum had one on display with an old handwritten tag saying that it was captured in DSWA. Cheers Chris
  7. Hi Claudio, Thank you very much. I'm glad you liked it. Of course the medals section of the site owes a great debt to the members here! Cheers Chris
  8. Thanks for posting those photos Claudio. You've reminded me that I need to go back again! Here's some of my photos from the museum- http://s400910952.websitehome.co.uk/germancolonialuniforms/militaria/ingolstadt.htm Cheers Chris
  9. ...and here he is, from Traditionsverband.de - Cheers Chris
  10. I've added a page on my website about the uniforms worn during Hentig's Mission to Afghanistan- http://s400910952.websitehome.co.uk/germancolonialuniforms/afghan%20mission.htm You'll find some clearer photos of Hentig and the rest of the mission there. Perhaps someone can identify some of Hentig's medals from those photos? Cheers Chris
  11. Hi Hugh, Thanks for that. Actually "Like Hidden Fire" was the first book I read on this subject, it's a great read isn't it? On von Hentig's mysterious medals, he worked in the German diplomatic corps in Peking, Tehran and the Ottoman Empire before the Afghan Mission so its quite possible that some of his medals are Chinese, Persian or Turkish... Cheers Chris