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  1. Dan, As Uwe says, the difference is in the size of the cross and not in the type of fastener if that why you refer to your crosses as male and female. The difference in the fasteners is probably related to time of manufacture and not if the cross is a male or female award. Regards, Gordon
  2. Bombarder, I would say post war. I've never seen a BRD post war award come in a paper bag. This bag is quite different from the war time ones and I don't know what would have come in it. This site has one for sale but they don't really say what it is. https://derrittmeister.com/product/carl-poellath-kg-award-packets-bavaria/ Possibly try posting this on the BRD sub forum on the WAF. (Wehrmacht Awards Forum) Regards, Gordon
  3. Bombarder, I have never heard of a list of names for these badges but it would certainly be interesting if there was one. Regards, Gordon
  4. Good Day, I am trying to ascertain what uniform tunic the SAC buttons in the attached photo were worn on. The gold one on your left is flat while the gold one on the right is domed. The gold one on the right has been polished so many times that the South African Constabulary title is just a blur and hard to read. The silver ones were made by V&R BLAKEMORE BIRMINGHAM, the flat gold button was also made by BLAKEMORE. The gold domed one was made by the ARMY & NAVY COOP SOCIETY LD. Regards, Gordon
  5. Gentlemen, This question has been asked in the past and answer has been that there is no known list. Regards, Gordon
  6. Good morning, I come seeking info on the Hlinka Guard and the Hlinka Transport Guard daggers. The only picture that I have seen identifying these two daggers is on the cover of A Guide to Military Dress Daggers Volume III. He shows two Hlinka daggers, in the scabbard, that appear to be identical. He identifies them as Hlinka Guard and Hlinka Transport Guard daggers but does not include them in his book. This leaves to believe that the difference between the two must be the blade but without a picture that clearly identifies the difference between the two I can not be sure. I'd apprec
  7. mdejong, Two suggestions. Better pictures of the medal would be very helpful and posting your question on the Wehrmacht Awards Forum https://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/forum/wehrmacht-era-militaria/political-organizations/11648409-blood-order-collection-book-volume-two might get you an answer to your question. Regards, Gordon
  8. Medic2, Welcome to the forum. While I am familiar with the 2nd Boer War period I am unfamiliar with the term GGF. Perhaps you could let me know what it stands for? Regards, Gordon
  9. Perhaps the unhappy Poles? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poznań_protests_of_1956#:~:text=The sign reads "We demand bread!"&text=The Poznań protests of 1956,of the Polish People's Republic. Regards, Gordon
  10. My Hungarian collection is all packed away but when I find time I'll dig out what I have and do a thread on them. Regards, Gordon
  11. I also have a small collection of medals to the International Brigades. Here is a picture of my Polish cased commemorative medal for comparison to the emedals one Antonio posted. The ribbon on my medal is badly faded. As a comparison of price, I paid US$34.95 for my cased example in 2017. I do not have a document for this medal. My research indicates that there were only 2000 of these medals produced. Regards, Gordon
  12. Interesting documents. Since the badges don't appear to have been numbered you could match any badge to these documents as well earned achievements. I have a number of similar Hungarian badges for building factories etc. Thanks for posting these interesting pieces of history. Regards, Gordon
  13. I won't bother posting the google translation of the second letter as it is not any better than the first one. However, the second letter says that the soldier died as a result of grenade splinter. And that the dog tags and other belongings of the deceased were taken by another soldier who continued fighting and that where these effects are located at present was unknown but an investigation will take place to try and find them. Regards, Gordon
  14. Interesting small badges that I haven't seen before. Looking forward to seeing more of your collection of these badges. Regards, Gordon
  15. cath, A google translation of the above German text of your letter. Not great but useful. Regards, Gordon In the field, April 15, 1918 Dear Miss Schusch .. (?)! At your request from April 8th about the death of your uncle, of the lake. Sasse (?), I can tell you the following: At the previous = hen on Albert on March 26th the company got a direct hit, where your uncle was shot in the head. He was dead instantly and has not suffered. Is with five other fallen comrades he was buried. The grave is east of Albert in a hollow, where he found the hero's death on Alb
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