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A very good example of a German Training Stick Grenade intended to replicate the Stielhandgranate 24 in design and weight during training exercises.
The shaft is of natural wood with a black painted steel sleeve.
Overall condition is very good.
A very good example of the Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Armband, this being the machine embroidered version with printed examples also produced.
Overall condition is very good with no damaged whatsoever.
Introduced in April 1935, the last image shows this style in wear by a DRK Helferin in September 1940
Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Armband for the Kreisfrauenverein (Area Women’s League) Ennepe - Ruhr.
Machine embroidered red cross encompassed printed wording all on a white cotton band.
Very good slightly used condition with some light age toning
German Red Cross (DRK) Armband Ortsgruppe Travemünde.
White cotton, with two pieces of overlapping red cotton forming a red cross sewn in the middle, with the black ink stamped inscription "DEUTSCHES ROTES KREUZ" framing the cross and stamped "Ortsgruppe Travemünde" (Local Group) below.
Very good used condition although slightly washed out
Although never positively identified, at least one authoritative work on the subject suggests these DAF (German Labour Front) Armbands were worn by Ordnance Inspectors.
A white W is machine embroidered on a red field applied to a felt armband.
In this case a DAF membership pin has been randomly attached, a practice which appears to be infrequently encountered and unofficial. The reverse of the pin shows an RZM symbol with M 1/47.
The felt band shows some moth damage.
British Indian Army Emergency Commission Wristwatch
A small British military Wristwatch by Mora, the case measuring only about 29mm x 22mm the case back marked with the War Department arrow and EC 14427, EC standing for Emergency Commission, 14427 being the officer’s service number in the Indian Army.
The majority of the officers in the British Indian Army were British men who had joined the Army, trained at Sandhurst and then been admitted to the British Indian Army.
The Watch is in poor condition and not in working order. The dial has darkened and the subsidiary second hand is missing. Both fixed strap bars are bent.
A rather scarce military watch perhaps worthy of restoration, the service number possibly allowing for identification of the original owner.
A Swiss made, WW2 period, GRANA military pocket watch in good working order at time of sale but offered without guarantee.
The dial is white enamel and unmarked hands are luminous, as are the quarter numbers, and spotted on the 5 minutes. There is loss to some of the luminous infill on the minute hand. Case back is engraved with the military arrow, G.S.T.P and J.13188, case width 51 mm.
The movement is engraved Swiss made, 15 Jewels and KF262
Published by The Falcon Press, 1946, First Edition,Detour is the story of Colditz in text accompanied by approximately 64 portraits and cartoons drawn in the camp a large number of which were taken from diaries brought home from Colditz. I had the pleasure of viewing the actual diaries some years ago in Canada.
Beige quarter-bound boards with gilt titling to front and spine. Book in very good condition with a pages intact but with bumping and some loss to the board corners.
All text and illustrations are very clean and clear; 183 pages plus index. Oflag IVC was a high-security German prison camp during the Second World War, designed to contain officers who had escaped several times.
Compiled from material brought back from Oflag IVC, the International "bad boys" camp. The script totals roughly 80,000 words of narrative written by the officers, with commentaries of true incidents of battle, prison and escape. The text is accompanied by thirty-two pastels in four-colour and thirty-two pastels and cartoons in mono-colour by Lieut. J. F. Watton of the border Regiment.
WW11 Italian Royal Army 129 Division Peloritana Sleeve Shield in stamped brass with blue enamelled paint. I assume this relates to a Sicilian Division.
Minor loss to the paint and a slight up curve to the tip of the sword.
WWII Italian Tank Crew Badge constructed in a silvered bronze and in very good condition with loss of the silvering revealing the bronze.
A high quality non maker marked badge, free from damage and with the horizontal fixing pin in place
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