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Article about: Hi all Many years ago my Mother worked as a nurse caring for elderly people who wished to stay in their own home. One guy i met a couple of times used to be in the Desert Rats. I knew little

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    Hi all

    Many years ago my Mother worked as a nurse caring for elderly people who wished to stay in their own home. One guy i met a couple of times used to be in the Desert Rats. I knew little of his experiences and had started to visit him more often when he sadly passed away. That was 8 years ago.

    Two weeks ago my mother declared....' Oh by the way. I found something that Mr ****** gave me and i thought you would like it for your collection.'



    BLOODY HELL !

    A genuine Afrika Corps arm band that the chap had 'removed' from a german prisoner and a copy of an original cartoon 'book' presented to the troops on active service in the desert. As you can see i have framed them both to keep them from harm.

    ....... I think i best go round my mothers house see what else she has got stashed away !



    Relichunter

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    BoMir
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    Great story Relichunter. Keep us posted of your other finds.

    Is the space in the R as big as the space in the P or are they not same?
    I hope you know what i mean because i have a bit of trouble to put it in correct english what i mean.

    KR

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    BoMir

    The spaces look the same to me. Indeed, the 'R' looks exactly like the 'P' but with a 'tail' added.

    Now i hope you know what I mean !

    Relichunter

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    Nice gift!

    The "Two Types" were a very popular comic strip.

    The cufftitle is a nice original example. Please see this pinned thread of mine about how to recognise an original from a repro:


    http://warrelics.eu/forum/german-thi....html#post2662

    Cheers, Ade.

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    BoMir
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    Quote by relichunter View Post
    BoMir

    The spaces look the same to me. Indeed, the 'R' looks exactly like the 'P' but with a 'tail' added.

    Now i hope you know what I mean !

    Relichunter
    Hello Relichunter

    Thank you for your reaction.
    So if i understand it correctly the opening of the R and P have the same size. The be sure: it is the same as on the picture i enclose? Maybe you can post a picture of yours.

    KR
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture afrikakorps r & p.jpg  

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    Certainly BoMir.

    Here's some pics of mine close up and personal










    Thought i'd also show you a couple of the cartoons in the 'Two Types' as well.....






    Hope this helps

    Relichunter

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    Hi Relichunter, thanks for showing the extra pics.

    Once again, nice original title

    Cheers, Ade.

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    BoMir
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    Thank you for the extra pictures, Relichunter.
    Very nice cuff indeed. Thank you for sharing.

    KR

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    No probs guys

    Anytime

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    What a friend!

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