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Gordon Craig

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  1. Wessel Gordon, The book Ian has mentioned lists British, and Commonwealth, medals and gives basic information on each one. These books are heavy and would probably be expensive to mail to your location. Here is a link to a site that sells the annual year book as well as other books on medals. Regards, Gordon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Medal-Yearbook-2019-John-Mussell/dp/1908828439
  2. Sascha 1998, The people that told you that the pictures you have posted are of a Bundesmarine tunic are correct. Bundesmarine tunic had three buttons while Kriegsmarine and Volksmarine tunics had five buttons. Here are comparisons between a Kriegsmarine tunic, a Bundesmarine tunic and a Volksmarine tunic. Kriegsmarine tunics are made of wool while both the Bundesmarine and the Volksmarine tunics are made of a gabardine type material. Kriegsmarine tunics had the rank rings sewn into the sleeve seams. So did the Volksmarine tunics while the Bundesmarine tunics did not. It is unusual to see someone use a Bundesmarine tunuc for a conversion to a Kriegsmarine tunic as they are not the same. It is more usual to see a Volksmarine tunic converted to a Kriegsmarien tunic as they are similar in button style etc. First up a Kriegsmarine tunic. Next up a Volksmarine tunic followed by a Bundesmarine tunic. The similarities between the Kriegsmarine and the Volksmarine tunics are easily seen. The difference between these two tunics and the Bundesmarine tunic are obvious. There are no makers labels in any of these tunics. Please feel free to ask questions if you have any,
  3. Peter, That is a good ribbon bar. Very nice one I might add. Regards, Gordon
  4. Nice collection of Ethiopian medals, badges etc. Interesting naval cap badges. I don't believe that I have seen them before. Regards, Gordon
  5. If you post a picture of your medal perhaps we could help. Regards, Gordon
  6. Lubos, Welcome to the GMIC. Interesting and rare badge you have shown here. I have a number of badges from German Labour/Guard units but not this particular one. Thanks for showing us the breast and arm badges for the 4091. Regards, Gordon
  7. Wessel Gordon, Would you please post clearer picture of the obverse of these awards and of the reverse of these awards. Are these awards all authentic? There are lots of copies of the Medal of Honour, and the VC, for sale on the net lately. Regards, Gordon
  8. Gentlemen, In researching this medal I often saw a reference to a lighter coloured medal and a darker coloured medal. A couple of days ago I added one of the darker coloured medals to my collection and when comparing the two medals it became obvious that they were not produced using the same dies. The first thing to catch my eye was the different attachment point for the suspension ring. They are quite different in design. My first though was that there were two different manufacturers of these medals. Or perhaps one manufacturer with two sets of dies. Can any one shed some light on the number of manufacturers/ dies etc. and time period for each medal? Regards, Gordon
  9. This soldier is holding the leather flare cartridge holder. Regards, Gordon
  10. peron, Perhaps if you contact this veterans organization they might be able to help you. Regards, Gordon https://www.awardmedals.com/normandy-campaign-medal
  11. John, I believe that there are no more notifications being sent. When you log on you are informed of posts made on threads that you are following. Regards, Gordon
  12. LFI, Please try this forum. Regards, Gordon Germany: Third Reich: Uniforms, Headwear, Insignia & Equipment
  13. LFI, Still no pictures. Also, this is a first war forum and to identify what sounds like a WWII artifact you should post these pictures on that forum. Regards, Gordon
  14. Alan329, Always difficult to comment on items in a picture. But I will make one anyway. One of the horizontal arms of the frame of the cross on the right, as viewed by me, seems to be shorter than the other three. Or is that just the photograph? Regards, Gordon
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