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Moscow EK,Kvk hoard

Article about: Gday all, Stumbled across this image today. Plenty of EK's and KvK's to go round. This hoard is in the Red Army Museum in Moscow. They were apparently captured in a German railcar during the

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    This display was the reason why I started to collect German Militaria :-)

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    Quote by Wartime Militaria View Post
    This display was the reason why I started to collect German Militaria :-)
    That's a good enough reason!

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    I probably will never get to Moscow to see them, they would be better in my sock drawer

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Never say never Nick!

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    Here 'a few' more pics of the EKs from my visit to the museum.

    Ironcross overdose!

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    To me as a "hoard" (or whatever large collective group of EK's are called) they symbolise the image of grandeur and military might that was entrenched in the mind of the Wehrmacht in the summer of 1941.
    Victory and it's spoils are our destiny my brave comrades.Let us reap the whirlwind of war!

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    Adrain and Nick, im pretty sure your collections are coming close to becoming the secret hoards in the UK. I could imagine one day you guys posting a pic of your EK's like this. Or seeing a article of a sercet hoard found in the Uk

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    When the Russians took eastern Germany they stripped it clean literally. All industrial machinery and anything else that could be useful to the soviets. I have seen photos of boxes of nazi German buckles and awards that were loaded up on trucks and shipped back to Russia. Like locusts in a wheatfield
    It amazes us today but it was junk and war trophies then, of little or no intrinsic value.

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    This in contrast to for example the 'Big hole dump,' where untold amounts of stacked TR helmets were dumped in holes and buried.

    No value for the victors in that area in that time, but invaluable to collectors today.

    Back then it was just annoying with all these captured lids hence they disposed of them. Seems strange in retrospect, but must have made sense to the victors back then.

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