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And here's Bernhard Reddemann in the background, the big guy with a notebook and pencil, his overcoat on his shoulder. The flamethrower is the Kleif M.1914. Notice that he doesn't have a Totenkopf sle

IR92 tankard lid............

Brunswick HR17 flask...............(with Prussian skull !!)

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"Schulterstück Oberstleutnant, feldgraue Litze, Flammenwerfer, Modell 1916, versilberter Totenkopf aufgelegt, sehr selten."

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Now, that is pretty ridiculous. If there had been such a thing during the war (which there wasn't), it would have been on a pioneer style board, not one from the foot artillery! :speechless:

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There were several types of orders for setting regulations. What they were called, depended on where they were emanating from. There were Vfg., Erlaß, KMs, AKOs, etc.

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So, in the case of the alleged Rohr Pickelhaube, the issuing authority would have been...?

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Robin, here's a flamethrower pioneer of Sturmbataillon Nr. 5 (Rohr) with an unusually dark Totenkopf badge.

Thanks, Thomas! :beer:

That photo shows clearly that not all original FW sleeve TKs conformed to the official pattern............or colour.

The TK certainly looks much darker than the usual type..........and I don't think it's just trench dirt. :lol:

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Today some flamethrower and other photos were sold by a seller on ebay. Robin posted one of his photos in #219. Next photo was in another auction of this seller. Because the skull I wonder, had the photo a relation to the Flammenwerfer?

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Today some flamethrower and other photos were sold by a seller on ebay. Robin posted one of his photos in #219. Next photo was in another auction of this seller. Because the skull I wonder, had the photo a relation to the Flammenwerfer?

I would say "Yes." That looks very similar to chalkboard signs made by the Garde-Reserve-Pionier-Regiment, such as this one made by men of the 7th Company. I wish I'd seen your card, Sergeant08!

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