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About Chris Boonzaier

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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. Living in Bavarian, and married to a Bavarian... I always set my goal to understand more and more of Hans Sollner's lyrics... he is for me the greatest Bavarian musician... Sie san a gmüatliche Rasse, Sie denken nicht viel nach, San z'friedn, wenns was zum Fressen ham, Sie trinken gern a Maß, Schlagen sich gegenseitig ins Gesicht, Doch keinem tut das weh, Sie urinieren an weiße Wände, Laufen barfuß durch den Schnee, Nennen sich Loisel oder Giagel Und sie schrein die ganze Zeit: "Hey, Bedienung, bring ma noch a Schneider Weiße, aufs Erdinger bloß speib!" Sie mähen
  2. I think that is totally the right track... it is part of the reasoning I used in the article 😉
  3. Prinz Heinrich von bayern was of course famous for being in the Leib Regiment and being killed as temporary commander of the Regiment... But before the war, ad at the outbreak he was a Jolly Jumper in a Cavalry regiment... Here we have a large photo dedicated by him, I assume to the NCO mess at the regiment? His signature is pretty scarce as he did not sign nearly as many docs as Luitpold, Ludwig or Kronprinz Rupprecht....
  4. Kooking at his head, I would say rather a Chicken magnet....
  5. ... So if you don't have one... time to get moving!!! It is OBVIOUSLY the ring article that is making it sell out!!! 😉
  6. A goodbye gift to Duncan Rykaart Some googling will give you some info... Retired after commanding the South African 5th Recce Regiment, then with Executive Outcomes in Angola, The first commander for EO in Sierra Leone, then founded his own company with some interesting contracts in Libya, then in Sudan against US backed troops.... A pic of him receiving a medal, then with one of his Recon teams in the 80s..... really not my collecting field, but I am very happy to have it..... He can be seen in this video, the guy in the pink t-shirt... this was a night off for the men of Executive
  7. Initially I wanted a single blue tunic... and it just grew and grew ... I still prefer the Feldgrau... but the blue is growing on me....
  8. Hi Eric... that is a good argument... if the 1914-18 cross was "cheap"... the 1870 cross was "cheaper" ... Just saw a rough draft this week... the article looks really good!!
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    This is a pretty rare one... the Württemberg RIR 247 medal worn on a bar, and a separate bar with its ribbon... you occasionally find the medal, but is was not official and to find them on a bar is very very unusual... It seems to have been reserved for the men who were part of the Regiment in Ypres in 1914... EUR245


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    A really nice one indeed! EUR135


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    Hi, a nice doc, Condition as pictured, has been framed at some stage, 2 fine slits where a ribbon went through, but difficult to see... EUR115


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    Original and unmessed with... the Anniversary Medal is rusted and can be kept or replaced for display EUR175


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    2 Great crosses, a Fritz Zimmermann and a wartime Souval, with Zimmermann Packet... EUR195 for all


  14. Hi, for some reason all of his posts were missing the photos... so 90% of the thread was titles, but the covers were not there to be soon. I invisabled them for now
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