Robin Lumsden

Flammenwerfer! Flames, skulls and stuff

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Well......

A theme Robin?

Don't you mean a... monomania? :rolleyes:

How many years of collection does one need to get all those skulls?

Regards

Gilles

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Nice collection Robin.

This one is not military but it is cool.

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"Some" Robin? Wow.... nice to see "more"

Jim :cheers:

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Is "phrenophilia" an actual word?

Only if it has to do with velcro restraints, gasmasks, riding boots and leather whips......

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Only if it has to do with velcro restraints, gasmasks, riding boots and leather whips......

Now you're talking, Chris. :jumping:

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Only if it has to do with velcro restraints, gasmasks, riding boots and leather whips......

In that case, I think the word you're looking for is "projection". :rolleyes:

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I have updated my little website to include some skulls for your viewing pleasure.

They're on the last few pages of the site.

The link is below.........

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Bad timing, Chris, otherwise you would have earned the frontpage of the Bild Zeitung...

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dd

Chris, is your skull painted in white as all that don't move in a Foreign Legion camp ? :rolleyes:

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Chris, is your skull painted in white as all that don't move in a Foreign Legion camp ? :rolleyes:

You mean the stones that litter the desert?

I Saudi Arabia there are hundreds of Rocks painted white in the desert... and none of the locals can figure out why!!

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I have updated my little website to include some skulls for your viewing pleasure.

They're on the last few pages of the site.

The link is below.........

I could not find the link to the new images :unsure:

Can someone help me??

Cheers,

Ricardo

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Here's an odd skull.

Not like the official pattern for guard pioneers.

Apparently came from a German house clearance. (The attached shoulder straps may have come with it.)

Anyone any ideas?

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Here's the back.

The method of construction, with hand stitching, seems very similar to the official Guard Pioneer badges.

The straps relate to the Wuerttemberg Army Corps, whose state colours were of course black and red.

The black and red on the skull may be coincidental.

Minenwerfer (other than Heuschkel post-1918) didn't wear skulls, so far as I know.

I'm stumped.

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ID: 47   Posted (edited)

Robin, the straps are for an Offizierstellvertreter belonging to the Minenwerfer Bataillon XIII.

Edited by Naxos

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Robin, the straps are for an Offizierstellvertreter belonging to the Minenwerfer Bataillon XIII

Thanks. :cheers:

They were listed as 'Minenwerfer Abteilung des XIII. Armeekorps' (???)

I'm not really that acqainted with Imperial army formations.

It's really the TK I'm interested in. It's an oddity.

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ID: 49   Posted (edited)

In 1917, the Minenwerfer Bataillon XIII was fighting together with a Sturmbataillon and Flammenwerfertrupps at the Hartmannsweilerkopf.

November 10, 1917

"Ein weiteres gro?es, neues Unternehmen auf der Kuppe startet vom LIR 124. Vier Sto?trupps

von 4 Offizieren 120 Mann mit 38 Mann vom Sturmbataillon XVI, 18 Pioniere und 8

Flammenwerfer werden eingesetzt. Die gr?ndliche Ausbildung am ?bungswerk Ollweiler

sollte jetzt Erfolg zeigen. Zerst?rungsschie?en durch das Minenwerferbataillon XIII und

3 Batterien Artillerie hielt den Feind nieder. "

Edited by Naxos

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In 1917, the Minenwerfer Bataillon XIII was fighting together with a Sturmbataillon and Flammenwerfertrupps at the Hartmannsweilerkopf.

November 10, 1917

"Ein weiteres gro?es, neues Unternehmen auf der Kuppe startet vom LIR 124. Vier Sto?trupps

von 4 Offizieren 120 Mann mit 38 Mann vom Sturmbataillon XVI, 18 Pioniere und 8

Flammenwerfer werden eingesetzt. Die gr?ndliche Ausbildung am ?bungswerk Ollweiler

sollte jetzt Erfolg zeigen. Zerst?rungsschie?en durch das Minenwerferbataillon XIII und

3 Batterien Artillerie hielt den Feind nieder. "

Thanks again! :cheers:

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