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About AlecH

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    Collecting and trading WW1 & WW2 German Militaria, Medals, Organization Badges, Ephemera - Wehrpasses, Soldbuches a hobby of mine for the past twenty years. A lot of the good stuff has sadly gone, usually to the states.

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  1. Small Metal Badge - Tag der Nationalen Arbeit 1 Mai 1933
  2. My turn - Metal - Tag der Deutschen Arbeit 1933 - not in the thread
  3. Metal - 32mm diameter - Often used motif, this time - Kundgebung der Arbeit /Front Stuttgart 1933
  4. Tag der Arbeit - 1 Mai 33 N.S.B.O. Gau Pfalz NSDAP - Metal
  5. Don, Nice membership book, these memberships books from various organizations go for a couple of euro's and are often disparately looked on by collectors . But they are nevertheless terrifically hard to come across.
  6. The German Spring Offensive - Operation Michael had been running the past eight days with much success, by 29/3/18 overrunning the allied fronts and taking bounty - storage camps, munition trains and POWs. However it did knock their morale realizing how well the allied soldiers were fed against their poor, meagre rations. Here's a press photos showing German troops inspecting captured English lines between Bullecourt - Croisilles.
  7. Schubert's Signature on Sturm Citation dated 25/11/41
  8. Nice cards, well worth having. Here's a Gautag Tinnie June 1936 Limburg - interestingly the top left has a profile motif of a WW1 German and British soldier together, There were visits in the 1930's of groups of British Legion WW1 veterans to Germany, marked by accompanying tinnies, think this Gautag Tinnie maybe such an occasion. The key maybe the three letters in the triangle below.
  9. Hitler Jugend - Bann-B21 - Banntreffen - 7/8 Juli 1934 Metal - 3,7cm x 3,7 cm
  10. Generalmajor Hermann von Wedel Born: 27th August 1893 - Magdeburg Died 02nd February 1944 - in Dorpat (Feldlazarett 510) Estonia Oberst & Kommandeur Infanterie Regiment 208 Oberst & Kommandeur Genadier Regiment 590 Ritterkreuz - 06th June 1943, Deutsches Kreuz in Gold - 10th October 1941, Citation: Schutzwall = Ehrenzeichen 20th March 1940
  11. Thanks for another great addition to the Signature Database. Always good to see your contributions.

    1. AlecH


      Kevin - the signature database, along with citation databases are for me amongst the highlights on this forum. Until recently I thought, the whole forum had possibly passed its sell by date - so little activity, I didn't bother posting any more, however recently, it seems to have got its second wind, I intend to be adding to the index. Regards

    2. hucks216


      I think a lot of forums have down periods and some have stronger sections than others, but thanks to yourself and others the signature database is a real credit. Aside from some of the pinned threads your Sachsen-Coburg signature is currently the most viewed thread in the database, some 120 views more than the second most viewed signature.

      Keep up the great work.

       Best Regards


    3. AlecH


      Oh, Kevin that's nice to know - completely forgot who he was, have to re-read my own post. Cheers Alec

  12. Generalleutnant Walter Stettner, Ritter von Grabenhofen Born: 19th March 1895 - München K.I.A.: 18th October 1944 - Near Belgrad on Mount Avala by partisans Kommandeur of the 1st Gebirgs-Division Ritterkreuz - 23rd April 1943, Deutsches Kreuz in Gold - 2nd Jan 1941, EK1 & EK2 Repeat Spange image: KVK II - 11th October 1942
  13. Thanks "The Prussian" for taking the time to lay out the structures of the Landwehr, Reservists, Landsturm - I've have some reading to do. Regards
  14. Thanks for the 3rd infantry brigade info, in England oilcloth used as cheap floor covering, didn't know it was also used in military cap manufacture. Can't help thinking surely these men aren't active soldiers, they look far to old, not one looks under forty. Veterans maybe ? what do you think ? any ideas on the pom-pom pairs in photo 3 ? Cheers
  15. Gentlemen, The Prussian, Bayern, - that's tremendous info to read. I did have another look at the photos, this time under the magnifying glass. Photo 1 doesn't have any unit number on the shoulder broads or collar points. However, Photo 2 the soldiers have the no.3 in both collar points,their caps appear to be made from leather with a distinctive Balkan Cross at the front. Photo 3 I take it the the men are in their no.1 dress, what exactly is the significance of the pom-poms on their fronts. Photo 4 looking closer at the helmets, they have to my eyes a stylised letter L on the front, perhaps for Ludwig no idea which one. Again much obliged for your help, if there's any-more information to come; I will be glad to hear it. Cheers