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    The Imperial Iron Cross, WW1 research, The Boer war, The campaigns in South West and East Africa 1914-18...
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  1. Dave, that is astounding! I was never able to find any useful details about him... that is 5 times more than i was able to find in 10 years or more. Muchos Grazias!
  2. Hi, definitely not cav, that is 7th Infantry Regt. If you mean the guy 3 to the left of the officer, he looks like the round headed Bavarian Stereotype... There is a Bavarian "look"... "Oh Gott, schau hin, ich glaub das ist der letzte echte Bayer Aber haaregenau Mann, so wie der ausschaut das kann ja nur ein Bayer sein Ein großer Kopf mit roten Ohren und er kotzt grad wie ein Reiher Ja man er kotzt grad wie ein Reiher in sein dreizwanz'ger BMW"
  3. Indeed I should! but here at home I can fawn over the goodies and say "All mine!"
  4. Hi, Foe the one on the right in Brass, definately not military, I assume one of the many Leiberverein, either as a Fahnenspitze or as a Tisch dekoration for the Verein. the one hidden away on the bottom left was for the flag of the Leiberverein Kaiserslautern.
  5. I do not think it is a tourist piece, too well made.... lets not forget, for every Ghurka Kukri or presentation piece there are probably half a dozen period civilian ones.... Not everything has a military connection. I have 2 nice quality ones which I dig out when the wife wants to cull the chickens, both are commercial WW2 era ones sold to soldiers in theater during the war. In the case of the two i have, both were American soldiers, onr to an officer with his name.
  6. 2 Pics split from the same album.... who are the most highly decorated dudes (Same regiment)
  7. That is about as rare as rare can be.... how many General Staff officers could they have had?
  8. I just saw this today.... I realise people can join when they are younger than 18, but did not know they could be sent into combat? The Foreign Legion takes 17 and a half, but by the time they are trained and land up in a unit they would be 18. Even with huge personnel shortages you usually find German soldiers in WW1 (even in 1918) were over 18 before landing at the front... So 2 KIA at 17 years of age really surprised me here... 38 years ago today and over the next couple of days .... Men of 3 PARA were fighting in the battle for Mount Longdon. 23 men were killed, Two of the dead – Privates Ian Scrivens and Jason Burt – were only seventeen years old, and Private Neil Grose was killed on his 18th birthday. R.I.P Airborne Warriors. In remembrance of all 3 Para and attachments killed in action during the 1982 campaign :- Pte, Richard (Dickie) Absolon. MM, killed in action. Pte Gerald Bull, killed in action. Pte Jason Burt, killed in action. Pte Jon Crow, killed in action. Pte Mark Dodsworth, killed in action. Pte Anthony Greenwood, killed in action. Pte Neil Grose, killed in action. Pte Peter Hedicker, killed in action. LCpl Peter Higgs, killed in action. Cpl Stevie Hope, killed in action. Pte Tim Jenkins, killed in action. Pte Craig Jones, killed in action. Pte Stewart Laing, killed in action. Cpl Chris Lovett MID killed in action. Cpl Keith McCarthy, killed in action. Sgt Ian McKay VC, killed in action. Cpl Stewart McLaughlin, killed in action. LCpl James (Doc) Murdoch, killed in action. LCpl Dave Scott, killed in action. Pte Ian Scrivens, killed in action. Cfn Alex Shaw, REME, killed in action. Pte Philip West, killed in action. Cfn Alex Shaw, killed in action. Cpl Scott Wilson, 9 Para Sqn RE, killed in action. Wounded in Action: Pte Danny Blair, gunshot wound. Pte Richard Etches, gunshot wound. Pte David Poole, gunshot wound. Pte Andrew Smith, gunshot wound. Pte Frank McWilliams, gunshot wound. LCpl John Hare 9 Sqn, gunshot wound. LCpl Michael Stanton, gunshot wound. LCpl Stephen Harnden, gunshot wound. Pte Frank MacWilliams, gunshot wound. Pte Lee Fisher, shrapnel wound. Cpl Brian Milne, mine explosion, loss of leg. Pte Peter Hindmarsh, gunshot wound. Sgt Pete Gray, gunshot wound. Pte Kev Eaton, gunshot wound. Pte Simon Clark, gunshot wound. Pte Julian Barrett, gunshot wound. Pte Michael (mushrooms) Bateman, gunshot wound. Pte Dennis Dunn, shrapnel wound. Pte Stuart Grey, shrapnel wound. LCpl Steve Wright, gunshot wound. Pte James Brebner, shrapnel wound. Pte James O’Connell, gunshot wound. Cpl Paddy Rehill, gunshot wound. Pte Sid Fuller, shrapnel wound. Pte Keith Taff Parry, gunshot wound. Pte Dave Kempster, multiple gunshot wounds, loss of arm. Lt Andy Bickerdike, gunshot wound. Cpl Ian Bailey MM, gunshot wound. Pte Jeff Logan, gunshot wound. Cpl Ned Kelly, gunshot wound. Pte Mick Cullen, gunshot wound. Pte Mick Swain, gunshot wound. Capt Giles Open Smellie, gunshot wound. LCpl Roy Bassey, mine explosion, loss of foot. Cpl Paul Roberts, flash burns to eyes from mine explosion. LCpl Lenny Carver, gunshot wound. Pte Dominic Gray, gunshot wound. Cpl Graham Heaton, gunshot wound, loss of leg. Pte Frank O`Regan, gunshot wound. Cfn Clive Sinclair, Laceration to skull LCpl Garry Cripps, shrapnel wounds. Pte Chris Dexter, shrapnel wounds. Pte Bill Metcalfe, gunshot wound. Capt Adrian Logan, shrapnel wound. Cpl Phil Skidmore, shrapnel wounds. LCpl Roger James, shrapnel wounds. Pte Grant Grinham, multiple shrapnel wounds, loss of leg. . Pte Andy Steadman, shrapnel wound. Pte Dean Coady, shrapnel wound.. Pte Mark Blaine, shrapnel wound. Pte David Goldsmith, shrapnel wound. Pte Alan Sparrock, shrapnel wound. Pte Mark Meredith, shrapnel wound. Cpl Jerry Phillips, multiple shrapnel wounds. Cpl Mark Brown, shrapnel wounds. LCpl, Denzil Connick multiple shrapnel wounds, loss of leg. EVERY MAN AN EMPEROR
  9. I just completed the Bavarian Jäger setup.... The Greatcoat is a scarce "Fähnrich" Greatcoat... as a Fähnrich was supposed to become an officer, they had privately purchased double breasted Greatcoats which could be turned into officers by simply moving the buttons . Here is a study front and back
  10. Hey... what a coincidence! I once saw Harvey Keitel... thought about asking for an autograph... but did not.... they would look good together in a frame!
  11. Imagine if the Germans passed the same law and demanded everything back! 🙂
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