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Fantasy WW 1 German Squadron Patches (likely 1980s) and Sample Real Patches


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It is with great pleasure to announce that Alex Notopol was absolutely correct and at least 7 people w considerable experience (“the experts”) got it totally wrong.  Although I believe it was an honest mistake by Helmut from many years ago,  I note that in 2005, the landscape on knowledge was far different, i.e., for example,  consensus on Zeppelin Badges was notably different than it is today. The Zeppelin Super Crown was considered fake and  Junckers  Zeppelins were thought to be real.  Now it is the exact opposite.  I am not defending the experts.   I'm pretty sure he and Carsten  run things by each other, and though opinions are far different today, Carsten may have actually given the thumbs up on the patches in 2005!   it’s proves we must teach ourselves as much as possible.   It’s going back in the chain of title over 15 plus years and Helmut has agreed to resolve the matter amicably.   So a few good things r happening out of this!  This is what makes this forum wonderful.  It educates.  It encourages.  I would like to  add that Alex and I have been having a highly productive  series of emails. His knowledge is incredible.  It’s all in the details and he loves the  history that goes into his research!   As Alex rightly points out - the home work must be done before publishing!  

 

Lastly Alex shared something (for those interested in squadron sleeve patches) which comes out of I believe an old publication. Take a look for comparison.  

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Alex also sent this link which is choked with photographs on time-period epaulets,  insignia and  unit patches.  Check it out!ttp: //firstwartechnik.free.fr/Dinsignes.html 

Hope everyone finds this useful!!!!  Thank u Alex for the difference u make and ur kindness in allowing me to post these sketches.

 

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