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Article about: Little suvenir from the KDF-ship "Tanganjika". Any one her that can imagine what this is? Item is brass and about 14 x 57 mm. Annoyed from this ads?   Opinions are of course w

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    Little suvenir from the KDF-ship "Tanganjika".
    Any one here that has an idea what this item is?
    Item is brass and about 14 x 57 mm.
    Opinions are of course welcome too
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    possible belt slide of some sort-

    Horst
    "He who hesitates is lost - is not only lost but miles from the next exit"

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    Thanks for Input, yes this could be possible.

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    Top line: French Flag, A, N, G, A, N
    Bottom Line: German Flag J, I, K, A, ?

    Anyone more nautically minded, know the meaning of the last flag or the whole message?

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    Quote by Ganer View Post
    Top line: French Flag, A, N, G, A, N
    Bottom Line: German Flag J, I, K, A, ?

    Anyone more nautically minded, know the meaning of the last flag or the whole message?
    There's actually 6 letters on the top row and 4 on the bottom. The French flag is the letter 'T' in the nautical flags alphabet and in this case is not meant to represent that country. The bottom left flag is National Socialist Germany, and the far right yellow and black diamond shaped flag may represent the flag for German East Africa at that time, but it's hard to make out the inner detail to be absolutely sure but the colours are right for it. Therefore the symbols read 'Germany-TANGANJIKA-German East Africa'.

    Regards, Ned.
    '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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