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    Danish Army 1900-1945.
    Uniforms, headgear, insignia, equipment & bayonet.

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  1. Hi Guys, Wonder if any can help me identify these two uniforms, that I suspect are British, but I am not sure. Also if they can be dated. Thanks, Kind regards Karsten
  2. Hi Guys, I was looking through the papers in the folder that was left for us about our house build in 1901. Among photo´s, old deed´s etc, I was very surprised to find copies of an old police report dated 1940 and a later newspaper article about my house. When the war broke out the occupying German forces detained British war reporters and one of them, R.Selkirk Panton was interned in my house for a short period!! I did a quick search on him, but unfortunately I could not find a photo of him. Apparently he was a very significant journalist. This is was I found: Selkirk Panton was a Daily Express journalist who covered Berlin, like Louis Lochner and William Shirer, for twelve years. His papers are in the National Library of Australia. Attached to the British Second Army HQ, he witnessed the events just after Himmlers death in May 1945. Ronald Selkirk Panton, born in Sydney, was for 22 years the chief foreign correspondent for the London Daily Express in Germany and Central Europe and later wrote on foreign affairs for the Sydney Sun. He was interned in the German prison camp Store Grundet in Denmark from 1940 to 1944, and was the only Australian journalist present at the Nuremberg war crimes trials 1945-1946, witnessing and recording the executions of the convicted. If anyone knows where to find a photo of him, I would be very thankful. KR Karsten
  3. Hi, It is a fine unmarked Meybauer Clasp. You will find the research here: Maker Revealed of unmarked LW Clasp Best Regards Karsten
  4. The Juncker Airgunner Arrows pointing out some of the many difference on eagle and wreath from the Deumer AG
  5. Hi John I do not have any info that Juncker is the deliver of parts to Deumer for their Airgunner, do you? That would be new info for me in that case. A part for this, I have to kindly disagree with your assumptions. First of all, the J4 ROAG and the Juncker airgunner do share the same wreath, but the eagles are different, so a "bolts removed or a correction to the die" of the eagle as you state is IMO out of the question. I have pointed out a few of the differences ( see attached images) The Eagle on the Juncker Airgunner was made from it´s own die. If you compare the Juncker Airgunner with the Deumer Airgunner, Neither the eagle nor the wreaths are identical as you can see on the images. This does not exclude Juncker from being the maker of the Deumer dies, but I have to this date not see anything evidence that should suggest this? Karsten
  6. Hi Dan Time-line of Deumer. A. Is the first of Deumers ROAG´s and is a fully Juncker Design of Eagle and wreath. No Doubt that Juncker was involved in this. If they where made by Juncker, is not really known for sure, but it seems very likely that Juncker produced the eagles and wreaths for Deumer, but Deumer assembled them, and applied the set-up on the reverse is quite clear. There is also some uncertainty about date, but it should be approx. 1938/39-1940 B. A Deumer produced ROAG in Nickel-Silver. Different eagle and wreath from Juncker. Easiest way to tell them apart with the naked eye is properly the air-hole in the beak, which the Juncker designed eagle does not have. produced 1940- 1941/42. C. Same design as B, but in zinc. air-hole in the beak is removed and the area between the upper swastika and the bolts is filled out. Produced 1941/42-1945. D. Airgunner designed by Deumer and also in zinc. Produced 1942/43-1945. E. Same design as D, but with black wreath and silver eagle + Swastika. Produced 1944-1945.
  7. Hi Guys, I was wondering if anybody could help me to find some information on a Major Hans Otto Franke. He was apparently a commander in the 116th PANZER DIVISION "Windhund". Reciepient of Ehrensblatt, Deutsche Kreuz, Eisernes Kreuz I & II and Verwundetenabzeichen in Gold. I was able to secure this 57er DKIG and the miniatures. I would really like to see a photo of him and learn more about him. He apparently continued his career in the Bundeswehr Best Regards Karsten
  8. Hi Guys BTW, The Clasps in post #1,3 & 13 are most likely Meybauer and not FLL. Best Regards Karsten
  9. Hi Mike Very nice Flak you have there. You just tempted me, to post mine Best Regards Karsten
  10. Hi Guys Very interesting thread indeed. I must say that I am with Darell on this. IMO there is no doubt that this is a cast from an original ROAG. I would be very surprised if this bird holds the dimensions and weight. What immediately stroke me was the very narrow long neck, slim wings and body. The wreath also seems more oval that usual, but this can of course be due to the angle of the image. As Tom mention the rivets are off. They look very titty/convex which that are not suppose to. The rivets should be in a flat cylinder shape, and it is the rivet tool that has the point in the center which occur on the rivet when tightened by stroke. The rivet should look like a flat donut and not pointy. Steve, when you add new images, could you please make a side shot of the eagle, to determine if it has a slightly concave shape? Best Regards Karsten
  11. Hi Dave I have this and not my ballgame, so if you are interested in it drop me a pm. Best Regards Karsten
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