Alex K

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  1. Hi looking at the original, there is no glove on the left hand, (fingers nails are just about visible), as for an injury on his right hand, could possibly be, caption doesn't mention anything regards
  2. Hi all, I remember as a little lad (In the 50's) coming across this image which for some reason captivated me, well I've found it again after many years so decided to have a go at it, the original caption reads "A German Luftwaffe officer POW disembarking in Newhaven, England glances contemptuously at a guard (ca. 1941)" the caption on the image is mine! regards Alex K
  3. Still very nice, particularly like the Long EKII ribbon, looking long ribbons myself regards
  4. Nice thanks
  5. Hi all, thanks for the additional information, didn't realise from the photo I posted that it was a full "Staff" (stick), from the photo it looks white but I assume it would have been silver in reality. regards edit, makes a bit more sense now, with this picture although he's actually holding it by the head unfortunately
  6. And I thought I'd asked a simple question!!, still, getting more interesting
  7. Hi Gentlemen, bath duck it is then on a serious note, would it be equivalent to a Field Marshal's baton type of thing or did he just like walking round with a duck?
  8. Hi very interesting! and thanks for the response, so I assume that it was a specific part of Japanese symbolism. regards
  9. Hi all, a quick question if I may, I recently came across this image of Admiral Inoue Yoshika, my question is he seems to be holding something which appears to resemble a duck (I suspect it isn't)in his right hand, exactly what is it, my knowledge of Imperial Japanese regalia is limited but I'm willing to learn, any help appreciated regards Alex K
  10. Thanks for the positive identification, my gamble paid off then, nice to find an original piece regards Alex
  11. Thanks regards
  12. Nice, is it actually postcard sized or larger? Alex
  13. Hi Gavin thanks for the vote of confidence, didn't realise they 3rd class was a repro? what about the type 1 1st grade, 1st class? Alex
  14. Hi all, bought Gavin's book and a very nice and informative tome it is, lots of interesting information. With regards to the elusive type 2 Baoxing 1st grade 1st class, I came across this line drawing of the whole range (image credit shown) based on this line drawing and information in Gavin's book which seems to match quite closely the line drawing, I decided to do an "Artists impression", attached is my effort, comments, good or bad as to accuracy welcomed. nb The dragons are based on the image of the 1st type first grade also from the same site regards Alex K
  15. The truth behind the apparent commonality of the uniforms is the simple fact that at the time, believe it or not there was a lack of SS Uniforms by the Polish Authorities!