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  1. Hello gentlemen, I would like to share with you some photos of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force, More known as FEB (Força Expedicionária Brasileira), in World War II. Brazil sent around 25,000 troops to Italy in the second half of 1944. I'll add some photos in the next few days, starting with some photos from veteran João Batista Stávola's photo album. He was summoned in April 1943 and left for Italy on 22/09/1944. He was part of the Brazilian artillery cup at General Falconière's headquarters. Stavola and his second lieutenant uniform Stavola and another official in Cannes In a store in Marseille Stavola and other officers in Monaco Stavola and other Brazilians at a fruit sale in Italy General Cordeiro de Farias in a Brazilian reconnaissance plane on the Italian front Brazilian soldier in his fox hole Brazilian platoon receiving instructions before departing on patrol the same Brazilian Platoon leaving on reconnaissance patrol Brazilian engineering putting some explosives on the battlefield I hope you like the images. I can post a few more later.
  2. Hello gentlemen, I got this German helmet in Croatia. He has the soldier's name written in Croatian: "Beržaj, Stjepan". The photos were not so good, but maybe you can notice that he has a gray paint and in some places with wear, it is possible to see a dark blue paint. Does that mean something or is it just normal? Thanks
  3. Hello! Thank you very much for the explanations! It helped a lot to better understand the inscriptions !! Thank you very much
  4. The Serbian helmet has a shaved red star and some Bosnian inscriptions on the inside. They are: "January 1988", "May '89. This helmet was used in January 88" and also "guja". I don't know what the last one means. On the front flap, it says: "II S V" with pen and "P7Z", crossed out on top. I don't know what conflicts this type of helmet was used for. Would you have any good ideas? The other helmet is a German model from DDR. It was a model used during the Croatian war by the Croats, together with other models of helmets. There is an inscription on the liner that I can't quite understand ... I would appreciate any help! I hope you enjoyed it and would like to know your impressions and what you think !!! Thanks
  5. Hello gentlemen, I would like to share with you this helmet of the "Paulista" model of the Brazilian civil war of 1932. During that war, steel helmets were used for the first time in Brazil. When the war between the state of São Paulo and the federal government of Brazil, São Paulo began to prepare for the conflict. With that, São Paulo started making steel helmets based on 2 helmets from the first war that a Brazilian collector had brought to Brazil. Three different models were manufactured at the same time: one based on MKI and two based on Adrian. One of the two models based on Adrian had its design changed by São Paulo. That is why it was called the "paulista" model. You can see little difference at the top of the helmet. The war only lasted approximately 3 months. São Paulo lost militarily, but won some political victories. I got this helmet from a distant relative of a veteran who served with the forces of São Paulo. It had been stored since the war when the family decided to see it with other old items. I just bought the helmet. It has two significant damages: One on the outside front, and another that looks like it came from the "inside out" direction. I hope you enjoyed. And I would like to hear your opinions about this helmet and its strange marks. Thanks!
  6. Correcting an error: The correct thing about the inscriptions on the helmet is: "They are:" January 1988 "," May '89. This helmet was used in January 88 "and also" guja ".
  7. The Serbian helmet has a shaved red star and some Bosnian inscriptions on the inside. They are: "January 1988", "May '89. This helmet was used in January 88" and also "gluttony". I don't know what the last one means. On the front flap, it says: "II S V" with pen and "P7Z", crossed out on top. I don't know what conflicts this type of helmet was used for. Would you have any good ideas? The other helmet is a German model from DDR. It was a model used during the Croatian war by the Croats, together with other models of helmets. There is an inscription on the liner that I can't quite understand ... I would appreciate any help! I hope you enjoyed it and would like to know your impressions and what you think !!! Thanks
  8. Hello Gentlemen, A friend of mine traveled and found this medal with a lot of medals from a Brazilian veteran of World War II. I'm Brazilian and as far as I know of Brazilian medals, she doesn't seem to be Brazilian. So far I only have a picture of one side of it. I bought it from him and she is coming through the post office and I only have this picture of her for now. She looks like Chile's "Minerva Medal". But if drawing is still quite different I hope you can help me. I appreciate your opinions
  9. Here are the other photos. In the first photo we have from left to right: General Clyde D. Eddleman, a man I did not identify and General Matzky. In the second photo, there are a series of German and English officers. In the left corner appears Adolf Heusinger and General Matzky. I don't know the officers on the left. The last photo depicts the staff of the German embassy in Tokyo. In the far right corner, you can see then Colonel Matzky and the spy Sorge
  10. Hello gentlemen, I have some photos that I got on a batch of items from General Gerhard Matzky. I'm researching who the other people in the photos are. I will share the photos for you to see and, also, eventually if you can help me with the identification of other people in the photos if possible. I still have other photos and I'll post them later because I haven't taken pictures of them yet. In the first photo, we have General Matzky and the Queen of England celebrating his birthday. I don't know who the people next to Queen Elizabeth would be. In the second photo, as it is written log underneath it, we have Lord Mountbatten, an admiral who I do not know who is in the middle and General Matzky himself. I appreciate your comments and hope you like the photos
  11. Hello gentlemen, I found this camouflaged MK2 helmet. What do you think of him? A good or bad piece? I appreciate your opinions
  12. Hello gentlemen, What is your opinion about this uniform? Thanks
  13. Hello gentlemen, A friend of mine found this lot with German badges and medals and sent me these images. Most of them look horrible to me. But I come to ask your opinion on whether there is any hope that there is something original here. As soon as I get more photos, I'll update them here. I appreciate your opinions, Thanks
  14. Very thanks!!! It was very enlightening. Thank you for your help! Incredible work! I appreciate it
  15. Hello gentlemen, I have this second war document from veteran automotive mechanic Willian H. Wilson. There are two lines, just below the title "extract" and also in front of the name "Wilson, William H. Tec 5 32954264 965", with many abbreviated words and acronyms that I cannot understand very well. I would appreciate any clarification and help! Thanks
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