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  2. val

    Wolfsschanze / Wolf's Lair

    Model. Warning, file is BIG, 16MB. Click on it!
  3. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wolfsschanze Historic photos http://wolfsschanze.pl/en/wolfs-lair-historical-photos/
  4. Yes, i think they are cardboard. Very interesting to see how the technology advanced and become cheaper. Thanks @Gwar !!!
  5. This is my impression...
  6. Thanks for Showing these Val, so we were correct then
  7. I take it that these templates , before sowing, had the two long parts at the side , removed and them the whole item joined via the sowing??
  8. They look like pressed card or paper,very fragile
  9. The particular one in my collection is very brittle, but I would guess when new pliable.. There was a bag full of these recently up for auction but I passed...
  10. @Gwar, what material is that "Unterlagen"? Is it flexible or rigid?
  11. That is the "Unterlagen" template to sew around..
  12. val

    Testing unicode

    Are the Runes visible? Waffen ᛋᛋ
  13. Waffen ᛋᛋ volunteer sleeve shields
  14. The picture of the plain light grey one on a darker grey background, is this a template that you would sew around, or is the a different design ??
  15. Mike H

    Need help identifying Vietnam era items

    With the exception of the pack with frame it looks like the equipment I was issued in 1981. Doesn't mean it can't be Vietnam era I guess. I still have the pack, great for a couple nights on the road.
  16. @Davejb, Yes, these aren't non existent and come up for sale on a few trusted sites but they are pricey. The Holy grail would be a Arbeitsfuhrer or Gauarbeitsfuhrer cap with the gold piping and gold hand embroidered insignia, pictured is a Schimutze with the double flaps ( Ober -und Unterklappe ) and the traditional Robin Hood hat also for the high ranking leaders as we see here a supposed hat worn by the Reichsarbeitsfuher Hierl ( Red background ) and another that belonged to ??? Thanks for the response.. G
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  18. Thanks for posting these Gwar, you dont see many of these at shows, I cant remember when I saw any of these at the War and Peace show, It must have been quite a few years ago, and I,ve never seen any of the caps with these badges on, which suggests they may be pretty rare
  19. val

    Need help identifying Vietnam era items

    The flashlight you have there is MX991/U https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulton_MX991/U_Flashlight
  20. Budgetburrito

    Need help identifying Vietnam era items

    Thank you, updated @Gwar @val
  21. As the war progressed it was changed to a woven model for officers most likely due lo labor and material shortages.
  22. In or around 1937 orders were issued directing all officers above the rank of Feldmeister to wear a hand embroidered version done by hand using a "Unterlagen" or pattern which was labor intensive to replace the enameled version.
  23. The officers wore an enameled version and these had a different style of prongs for attachment..
  24. There also existed many different manufacturing traits as seen here
  25. There were many manufactures of this particular piece and it is not uncommon to find one with the "L" in the wrong facing position but not often.
  26. The reverse of the insignia should have the letters of the maker or their logo or both, along with the last two digits of the year produced and a triangle with the rad acceptance mark inside RLAD, the "L" is most commonly seen and referred to as a "J" bit it is a backwards "L" and it stands for " Reichsleitung des Arbeitsdienstes " and there is most times the "GES GESH" which is for "Gesetzlich Geschutzt" or protected by law. There were also two prongs for attachment.
  27. The aluminum RAD cap badge made for the Arbeitsdienstmutze was introduced in 1935 as the new official Mutzenabzeichen. The badge was made in aluminum and featured two shafts of wheat that branched upward from the bottom of the spade handle, in the center was a upright spade with a swastika in the center and the inner portion of a black swastika pebbled, the border edge in red.
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