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  Collector of relics from the world wars. All original items from my collection. Political comments not welcome.

One hundred years ago, an American soldier took this French entrenching tool as a souvenir of the Great War. He put a mailing label and a postage stamp on the handle, and mailed it home. I regard this as an incredible and evocative artifact from the trenches of Western Europe.

“Das Bunkerspiel” (The Bunker Game), a German board game from around 1939. Each player gets 8 soldiers, one officer, one Feldwebel and two machine guns.

Rusted fragment of a German issue ration can for spreadable cheese, dated 1942.

German civilian gas masks, 1938 and 1940 models, with carrying canisters. #volksgasmaske #gasmaske #gasmask #vintage #collection #collector

Pre-WWII German dress tunics, wartime converted for field, training and service use by removing the branch piping, cuff insignia and decorative rear flaps. The example at left has been extensively converted by replacing the collar and cuffs. #waffenrock #feldbluse #germanarmy #germanuniform #vintage #vintagewool #vintagemenswear #wehrmacht #ww2uniform #uniform

An Infantry Assault Badge in Bronze with its award document. This badge was awarded to a Leutnant in Grenadier-Regiment (mot) 76. It is signed by the Regimental commander, Major Hermann Wulf. Not long after signing this certificate, Wulf would become the 520th German soldier awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. Wulf’s simple command of “Mook wi,” a North German dialect way of saying “Machen wir” (we will do it), became a slogan for his entire Regiment.

WWII German wound badge, black grade, in very heavily worn condition, missing all the paint.

A set of documents belonging to one person #Soldbuch #oldphotos

German sewing thread, WWII era (some may be a bit later).

German “Hindenburg cross” commemorative medal for WWI service #greatwar #ww1 #wwi #weltkrieg #military #war #warmedal

WWII German issue wool ear protector, as worn with the 1943 model field cap. #feldmütze

WWII German gas masks #gasmask #gasmasks #gasmaske

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