Militaria

Kevin Wheatcroft – The man who sleeps in Hitler’s bed

When he was five years old, Kevin Wheatcroft received an unusual birthday present from his parents: a bullet-pocked SS stormtrooper’s helmet, lightning bolts on the ear-flaps. He had requested it especially. The next year, at a car auction in Monte Carlo, he asked his multimillionaire father for a Mercedes: the G4 that Hitler rode into …

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Exceptional WWII items to be auctioned incl. Germany’s surrender order

Bonhams will hold its third annual World War II auction on April 29 to offer artefacts, documents and memorabilia relating to historic events of World War II. To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the ending of World War II in 1945, the sale at Bonhams focuses on material from battlefields. One of the top lots is …

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Iron Crosses of the Third Reich. (Credits: Laurence H. via Historical War Militaria Forum)

A Tour in The Central Armed Forces Museum in Moscow

If you can’t make it to Moscow to visit The Central Armed Forces Museum (Russian: Центральный Музей Вооруженных сил) also known as the Museum of the Soviet Army near the Red Army Theater to view some of its most interesting WWII material, here is a little sneak tour in the images below. The most prized display is …

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Cuffbands of the Feldgendarmerie

FELDGENDARMERIE CUFF TITLES Overview of the various types of cuffband worn by the German Field Police The earliest type is the Polizei pattern machine embroidered rayon yarn or hand embroidered aluminium thread on a brown wool band. Manufactured in the same style as the “Motorisierte Gendarmerie” and “Deutsche Wehrmacht” cuffbands worn by the Police. This type …

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