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Odulf last won the day on March 17 2012

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    I take a general interest in orders, medals, decorations, uniforms, insignia of: The Netherlands; Germany & German States 1800-1950; Great-Britain 1800-1950; Belgium 1830-1950; France 1800-1950; USA 1900-1950.
    Also I collect images (photos, postcards, prints, other documents) related to the above; German award documents (Besitzzeugnis & Urkunde); French campaign medals.
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    Germany and NS Organisations between the wars - in particular Reichsarbeitsdienst (FAD, RAD, RADwJ); HJ.
    German Sailing Training Ships & Kriegsmarine in general.
    Dutch Colonial Army and Navy.
    Royal Navy & Scots Guards.

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  1. Very nice Morten! Interesting to note that the band are wearing the Feldbluse with Schwalbenneste and fingergloves, but the troops coming after them are comfortably wearing the Mantel. I can imagine the bansdsmen are not pleased...
  2. Very nice Larry and thanks for sharing, these yellow/red Laufbahn- und Sonderausbildungsabzeichen on fieldgrey material patches are hard to find. On photos they are even harder to find, thank you for bringing this under our attention. However,, I have some remarks: - The fieldgrey patches, as issued on blue for POs (Unterführer ohne Portepee) and lower ranks, we have/see are mainly as worn by the Artilley branch; - In the Reichsmarine the patches were allowed, but in the Kriegsmarine, the wearing of these insignia was strictly forbidden; which could indicate that they are Reichsmarine. However some of the insignia used date from the KM period. - The Sonderausbildungsabzeichen (red on fieldgrey) have been on the market for long. the Laufbahnabzeichen (yellow on fieldgrey) appear to be around for shorter time (after my asking around amongst very long time collectors). Without expressing opinions about the originality (I have to do more research into an unresearched field) I am only stating that this field is yet another field for research, the only sources I have are are Schlicht & Zienert, and ancient men now vanished. So, a matter worth researching together...
  3. Ver nice and not often seen Morten, a Fähnrich (MA) [Ensign Naval Artillery], proudly wearing his HJ-Leistungsabzeichen and HJ membership pin. On the sleeve, it is visible that the previously worn branch patch was removed, stitches are still visible.
  4. The photo numbered 733 is from my collection. It shows sailors of the German raider SMS Wolf in World War 1. I think that the men in the other photo are wearing the general sailors'hat with the white top. The all white Bordmütze, to my knowledge, was no longer used from the mid-1930s, but here is a fine example from the days of the Reichsmarine, pre 1930 (when the lettering changed to Fraktur script). This type of hat can be recognized because below the tally, the white material of the hat is always visible.
  5. Claus KUHL (18.8.1898, Karlsburg / 25.2.1952, Eisenthal) DKiS, 22.3.43 des Heeres: 8.12.44 Oberst, Stab 365. Infanterie Division 1.3.45 Generalmajor, Kdr. 365. Infanterie Division. 365. Inf.Div. was created in Wehrkreis V 10.3.40 from Landwehr units, and disbanded 1.8.40. Became Oberfeldkommandantur 365 (OFK 365) in Lemberg / Galizien (Western Ukraine). Revived as Stab 365 Inf.Div. late 1944 (Dec.?) and recreated as 365. Inf.Div. per 1.3.45., with a mixture of Heeres and Luftwaffe (ground) troops. Withdrew into Hungary, Budapest & Komorn area.
  6. Alfred FLEISCHER (16.3.1895, Hildesheim / 11.6.1978, Hildesheim) der Luftwaffe: 1.6.40 Oberstleutnant & Kdt. Koflug Schleswig (Stamp: Flughafenbereichskommando Schleswig) 1.2.40 Oberst
  7. Another (very large size) colourized portrait with the tally Panzerschiff Admiral Scheer Nice one Morten!
  8. Another set of shoulderboards: VI. Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung [6th Naval (Coastal) Artillery Battalion], stationed in Emden. This type of shoulder boards were used until 26-08-1939.
  9. There are few candidates... Souchon, Ehrhard Schmidt, Reinhard Koch, Guido von Usedom, Günther von Krosigk, Gustav Bachmann - but of these only Von Usedom, Von Krosigh, and Bachmann show a slight facial resemblance.
  10. Considering the bundle of neck decorations, I would think of Franz von Hipper, but he died in 1932... I cannot find any other full Admiral with so many neck decorations
  11. Apart from the State of Israel, which did not exist at te time, the only country with a 6-pointed phaleristic device I can think of is Morocco.
  12. Not KM but nearly. One of the crew of M.S. Wilhelm Gustloff (April 1938), wearing a black silk tally with yellow lettering "M.S. Wilhelm Gustloff". She was one of a fleet of holiday ships, owned and charterd by the German Labour Front (D.A.F.) section "Kraft durch Freude" (Strength through Joy). The ships were taken into military service in September 1939 as hospital ships, and accomodation ships for U-boat training units in the German Baltic harbours.
  13. U-Bootsabwehrschule (Submarine-Defence School), Postal stamp April 1936)
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