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Article about: So in what will probably be my penultimate thread on my trip to Russia (hope I am not boring you) I will focus on the treasures within the Central forces museum. To say the place is overwhel

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    So in what will probably be my penultimate thread on my trip to Russia (hope I am not boring you) I will focus on the treasures within the Central forces museum. To say the place is overwhelming is an understatement.

    Firstly the front of the museum, Cadets posing on the T34 guarding the entrance and the main entry lobby.

    Central Forces Museum, Moscow

    Central Forces Museum, Moscow

    Central Forces Museum, Moscow

    Next is the flag that supposedly was the first to be hoisted above the Reichstag, The adler from the Reichskenzlei and captured German standards.

    Central Forces Museum, Moscow

    Central Forces Museum, Moscow

    Central Forces Museum, Moscow

    Central Forces Museum, Moscow

    German awards, not sure about the authenticity of the PAB and the RK so please enlighten me.

    Central Forces Museum, Moscow

    Central Forces Museum, Moscow

    Central Forces Museum, Moscow

    Some of the exhibits, a famous female sniper (whose name I cannot at the moment recall) who kept the cartridge case when she made a kill, and some impressive soviet awards.

    Central Forces Museum, Moscow

    Central Forces Museum, Moscow

    Central Forces Museum, Moscow

    Central Forces Museum, Moscow

    And finally a veteran of the battle for Moscow and a few photos of flags.

    Central Forces Museum, Moscow

    Central Forces Museum, Moscow

    Central Forces Museum, Moscow

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    Hi Robin, those pictures are very interesting, love the TR standards . Thanks for posting.

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    Thanks for posting!

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    Hi Robin, those pictures are very interesting, love the TR standards . Thanks for posting.

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    A few more for you Silberkreuz

    Central Forces Museum, Moscow

    Central Forces Museum, Moscow

    Central Forces Museum, Moscow

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    Thank you Robin they are stunning. Is that a picture of GFM KLUGE adjacent the camo? I don't suppose you have any pics of GFM Friedrich Paulus's tunic, as this would have been the ultimate prize for the Russians,

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    Thanks for the pictures! I went there in 2001. It is an awesome place. Here is a link to the thread I started about my visit to the Central Armed Forces Museum:

    Central Armed Forces Museum - Moscow, Russia

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    Great pic's Robin, thanks!!

    "German awards, not sure about the authenticity of the PAB and the RK so please enlighten me".

    Well, as far as the Grade IV PAB goes, what's the Russian for "Representative copy"???
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Last time i was there was about 8 years ago , thanks for reminding me what a fantastic Museum it is !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    More possibly 'representative examples'

    Central Forces Museum, Moscow

    Central Forces Museum, Moscow

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