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    More images of the Soldbuch and a map from the...

    More images of the Soldbuch and a map from the excellent book "Autumn Gale" which shows the losses of AFV's on October 21 1944.
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    KIA Stug Abt 667 Soldbuch

    It is time for another Soldbuch of the terrible autumn fighting in northern Belgium and southern Holland which took place after the Market-Garden disaster to control the port of Antwerp, this time...
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    The difference is even bigger if you compare...

    The difference is even bigger if you compare present day measurements with those of the Napoleonic wars, the rather rare big fellows that would have filled up the ranks of the grenadiers are now just...
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    Not all German soldier were large blond demi...

    Not all German soldier were large blond demi gods. :laugh:


    Nice helmet Hambone!
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    Thanks JBM! It must have been something for...

    Thanks JBM!

    It must have been something for Walter Eckart, sitting out the war on some of the most quiet places possible and then on your first day of actual combet being engaged in streetfighting...
  6. Thread: Fake Soldbuch

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    Or a phoney Gro▀deutschland vet....:laugh:

    Or a phoney Gro▀deutschland vet....:laugh:
  7. Thread: Fake Soldbuch

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    Wow, $133.50 for a reenactor Soldbuch, you can...

    Wow, $133.50 for a reenactor Soldbuch, you can buy an entry level one for less then $100 and that is an original piece.
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    For those that want to know more about the...

    For those that want to know more about the British halt order of September 4 1944, I can recommend the book:
    The great mistake by Peter Beale, ISBN 0-7509-3286-4
    ...
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    Soldbuch - The Great Mistake -

    Today it is 75 years ago that the allies liberated Brussels, during the first days of September 1944 the allies advanced swiftly through northern France and Belgium and a day after the Belgian...
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    Thanks Amberg! :thumbsup: What is your source?

    Thanks Amberg!
    :thumbsup:
    What is your source?
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    It is indeed a bizar story. What I also find odd...

    It is indeed a bizar story.
    What I also find odd is that he was apparently partying with the EM of his crew, officers and EM didn't tend to mingle, even off duty in the Kriegsmarine.
    He was lucky...
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    His story, just like that of all other U-Boot...

    His story, just like that of all other U-Boot commanders, is well documented and you can find it easily with a google search.
    Plus there is a lot of reading between the lines like a sailor born in...
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    He carried his privately owned pistol, an 08...

    He carried his privately owned pistol, an 08 which he inhirted from his stepfather.
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    More images

    More images
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    U-Boot Captain Soldbuch with a twist.

    The latest addition in my collection a Soldbuch of a demoted U-Boot commander.
    Helmut Franzke born in 1907 lost his father in WW1 but nevertheless chose for a career in the Germany Navy, he began...
  16. Nice to see such an early war piece. 8/Pz Rgt...

    Nice to see such an early war piece.

    8/Pz Rgt 100 was still equipped with PzkwIV type B which used this type of ammo on D-Day.
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    Yes, March 28 1945.

    Yes, March 28 1945.
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    He had a rifle (K98k) and a MG cleaning kit ...

    He had a rifle (K98k) and a MG cleaning kit until he became part of an AFV crew, then he returned his rifle and cleaning kit and was issued a pistol, first a 08 in February 1944 and in March 1945...
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    Images of the Tiger II's that were destoryed in...

    Images of the Tiger II's that were destoryed in Chateaudun.
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    The engagement of the Tigers in Waldfeucht has...

    The engagement of the Tigers in Waldfeucht has been documented:

    At Roermond two rivers join, these are the Maas and the Roer. In 1945 this was the tip of an area called the Roer Triangle. The two...
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    Fkl Tiger Soldbuch

    After the campaign against Poland the German army started to experiment with radio controlled vehicles that could be used to clear minefields or to destroy bunkers, the vehicles that delivered the...
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    Thanks Amberg! :thumbsup:

    Thanks Amberg! :thumbsup:
  23. Thread: Capture Piles

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    Hello Hambone, The officer with the K98k in...

    Hello Hambone,

    The officer with the K98k in his hand is the CO of the Scotch Guards major Stewart Fothringham Angus, the men behind him is CSM Low.
    The picture was taken in early September 1944...
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    German Cross in Gold Soldbuch

    Besides collection Soldbucher that have a local connection I also have a soft spot for examples of +40 year old men with combat related medals and badges and this is a nice example.

    Gerhard...
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    by Peter U
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    Yes, 11th company. An example of an early war...

    Yes, 11th company.

    An example of an early war marking: name + standard unit marking (company/regiment) in a DD applegreen M35 from my collection.
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