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  1. Memento Mori https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memento_mori Crosses, mostly Orthodox (i'm too orthodox) have too skull & bones in the bottom. It means Golgata or (symbolicat Adam) Skull Hill where Jesus was crucified.
  2. Very nice! Here are (old!) Estonian Kuperjanov Batallion cuff with skull: And in collar: Kuperjanow's bust: Sport dress: Modern Kup. dog tag: First commander after restauration Bat. gen. Johannes Kert 1992: But here are British Submarine famoust "protest" skull-flag. PS! These hats are not mine. Found it from from other forum. It show nicely how skull similar to SS-skull is not SS-skull but... similar. There are many fools who still sees that behind any skull there must be ss and nazis. But hell no!
  3. All main Estonian Defence Forces medals: http://www.mil.ee/et/kaitsevagi/kaitsevae-symboolika/kaitsevae-teenetemargid
  4. German Luftwaffe in Estonia Ämari air base. Air Policing. Nitice skull & bones (or wrenches) emblem.
  5. This is actually Distinguished Service Decoration of the Estonian Defence Forces. All EDF awarsda are shown here http://www.mil.ee/et/kaitsevagi/kaitsevae-symboolika/kaitsevae-teenetemargid Estonian Military Awards & Decorations, 1918 - 1940 http://www.estmedals.com/ Some unofficial stuff. This is UKR Unin of Estonian Cossacs medal.
  6. I can try! Name: Juulmann Carl Where he travelling: Germany Why: On the service Duration: 1 year And there are also date, where he is born, his profession: buisenessman, his religion: lutherian, he is single...
  7. Bundesarchiv_Bild_102-01573,_Marokko,_Französisches_Bombenflugzeug. French Star + Swastika.
  8. Modern latvian Army. National Guard 22nd Infantry Battalion National Guard 51st Infantry Battalion
  9. Kuperjanov partisan battalion 1919. Note skull on helmet. It's similar to some Freikorps skull helmets.
  10. Thanks! I hope too! Swastika is so old symbol that we must rehabilitate his good name. I know it sounds unbelievable but how long we must demonize it because one bad regime have used it too in very short period? Finnish Freedom Cross https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Cross_of_Liberty Finnish WWII veterans support ring from 2007. A Finnish charity is selling silver rings emblazoned with a swastika to raise money for World War II veterans. Read more http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/nazi-or-nice-finns-snap-up-swastika-rings-for-christmas-a-523784.html Finland's Victory Parade with swastika 1918 Latvian Order of Lāčplēsis (Bear Killer - Latvian national epic poem hero) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_L%C4%81%C4%8Dpl%C4%93sis Estonian Scout merit cross Svastika
  11. Hi! Swastika is a ancient symbol whose reputation was ruined by Nazis. It was used in many Armies around the world. It was also symbol of the luck. Latvia and Finland have used this symbol a lot. It was their aviation symbol too. Some examples from Latvia: Different army units. Mostly greated 1919-1921 More here http://uniformologija.lv/izvelne/vecas-latvijas-armijas-krusu-nozimes/ From Finland: Modern Flag of Training Air Wing, Finnish Air Force 1918-1915 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Training_Air_Wing,_Finnish_Air_Force
  12. Symbols of Freikorps in Latvia: http://uniformologija.lv/raksts/brivkorpusu-simbolika/
  13. Bulak - Balachowicz skull badge, 1920 Latvian Latgale Partisan Battalion Est. 1919 Bulgarian Army also was used the Totenkopf in Tank Brigades.
  14. These are Estonian Kuperjanov (Partisan) Battalion items. 1918 - present days. Officer & soldiers during Estonian War of Independence 1918-1920 Soldier hat skull & Officer skull Sport pin Flag
  15. File Name: Why Did Gallipoli Fail? Why Did Albion Succeed? A Comparative Analysis of Two World War I Amphibious Assaults File Submitter: AndresT File Submitted: 12 Nov 2014 File Category: Germany Why Did Gallipoly,allipoli Fail? Why Did Albion Succeed? A Comparative Analysis of Two World War I Amphibious Assaults By Major Gregory A. Thiele The First World War witnessed very few amphibious assaults. The British conducted a well-known landing at Gallipoli in 1915, which was a heartbreaking failure. The Germans also conducted an amphibious assault in 1917 in the Baltic. Although this German landing, codenamed ALBION, was successful, it has been nearly forgotten. Both Gallipoli and ALBION are fascinating in their own right, but they prove most illuminating when compared. Examination of both operations reveals that the decisions made before each operation began, before a single soldier set foot on shore, largely determined the outcome of the campaign. The aim of this essay is to investigate the reasons for British failure at Gallipoli and German success in the Baltic. This essay will essentially be divided into four parts. The first part will describe the failure at Gallipoli. The second part will analyze OPERATION ALBION, a campaign with which many will be unfamiliar. The third part of the essay will discuss the factors that made Gallipoli distinctive from ALBION and which may have contributed to the outcome of each. The fourth part of the essay will compare aspects of the two amphibious assaults. The Dardanelles had been a target of interest for the British Royal Navy from the outset of the First World War. The Ottoman General Staff realized this and had improved defences guarding the Straits, and “At no time after 17 August 1914 (two and a half months prior to the outbreak of hostilities) were the Dardanelles defences unready to receive an attack.”1 The Royal Navy had conducted a first, tentative bombardment of the Turkish forts at the entrance to the Straits on 3 November 1914. The action “thoroughly alarmed the Ottoman general staff … [and] accelerated the program of fortification and defensive improvements.”2 The Turks, more alert than ever, would be ready when the Royal Navy returned in mid-March 1915. The... Click here to download this file
  16. I know this photo. But i don't see ribbon bar there. My english is not good but maybe we think different things? Medal bar and ribbon bar. My mistake! But still i haven't seen post-war pictures where he wearing ribbon bar. Ribbon bar = whitout medals, only ribbons.
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