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  1. Thanks Gordon, even though it looks a bit beat up it still retains great quality compared with my GWL badge. It came to me via a well known auction site, accompanied with a very nice Frenca wristwatch stamped D.U. In time honoured fashion,the story being that they were taken from an officer for a packet of tabs. Luckily for me the seller gave no indication of a U-Boat badge in his auction description. I have tried to get a clearer image of it. Cheers Stephen.
  2. Hi, Would love to hear some thoughts on this one,a bit battered and bruised to say the least.It has very similar characteristics to the one in Gordon's book, hinge pin and repaired clip. The measurements are also bang on. Cheers.
  3. Hi, Thanks for your reply, as you say it may well be a paper weight, keep sake type anniversary badge. Cheers.
  4. Hi, I'm looking to find out any info on this one, there are no visible signs that it was worn as a badge.It came to me in an old cigar box with some other tinnies, armband and cufftitle, has anyone seen one before? Cheers.
  5. Cheers Tom, any idea with that stamp?
  6. Hiya, Prompted by my recent visit to Ypres and the Somme I have added these items to my collection. I would really appreciate it if someone could translate the handwriting, my Fathers Iron Cross? Stamped WM,I think? Cheers.
  7. No problem Tony, this is a good time of the year to field walk as the farmers are busy ploughing. I found this 18 pound shell and Mills grenade only feet apart. Hill 60 Sanctuary Wood Tyne Cot cemetery, resting place of just under 12,000 men.
  8. Langemark Cemetery, as you say very different from the Commonwealth cemeteries.
  9. Hi, Just thought I would post an update to this thread, last week I visited our Tommy's final resting place at the Hooge Crater Cemetery. With my brother and old man we left a little reminder of him, an altogether very humbling experience mixed with a sense of great pride. Stephen.
  10. Very nice Peter, have you looked for the serial number yet? Cheers Stephen.
  11. Hiya, Here are a couple of bedraggled souvenirs that will look better framed. Cheers Stephen. [
  12. Hello, It would be much appreciated if anyone could take a look at this photo of a young Hans Brunsbach who was a machinist aboard U-331. If anyone has any crew photos and can spot him on them I would be most grateful if they could post them or maybe PM me . Many Thanks Stephen.
  13. How about this windswept flag from U-47 sent by Prien with the following note, "Dear Little Lieselotte, Enclosed are what's left of the promised flag of our steel baby, the 'U 47'. Fly it well! All the best, Your G?nther". Sold recently for 6900 euros!! Cheers Stephen.
  14. Thanks for the comments, glad to say that the badge has been withdrawn from the sale. Cheers Stephen.
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