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Spanish african army belt buckle from blue division positions , leningrad front

Article about: Thought i would share one of my favourite recent purchases . A Spanish Foreign Legion Belt Buckle that has been dug up around the Blue Division positions on the Leningrad Front. Im not an ex

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    Thought i would share one of my favourite recent purchases . A Spanish Foreign Legion Belt Buckle that has been dug up around the Blue Division positions on the Leningrad Front. Im not an expert on this topic ,and would welcome opinions . Its been cleaned but i think its a faithful dig up . The Russian trader knew it was Spanish Army , but no more. It is the African Army insignia that Franco commanded - am i right ?
    This buckle find leads me to ask the question - to what extent did the Spanish volunteers take with them and wear possibly, items of non German uniform out of allegiance and sentiment to Spain ?
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    first,sorry for my terrible english.yes,you are ok.it´s a officer "legion española" belt buckle.it was very common (and permited ) that spanish soldiers wear belt buckles(the officers) or spanish emblems on his uniforms.

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    Thankyou for your reply . Im pleased it is as i thought . It is interesting the question of what the Blue Division wore with their uniforms. And would be nice to see some photographs of the fact they did this . Viva Espana !

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    What a great find Rob , and an interesting theme , thanks for showing it
    REGARDS AL

    We are the Pilgrims , master, we shall go
    Always a little further : it may be
    Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow
    Across that angry or that glimmering sea...

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    Sure it's a Spanish Legion Buckle! (worn first in Africa?)

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    Default "Spanish Sahara (Tanks?) Legion Lusitania Regiment 3rd Tercio? Belt buckle

    Hi Gents,I read this is an "unofficial made Spanish Legion Belt Buckle " by a employee of Maker "Cereceda"Tank Bandera?

    with Calavera Y Tibia "Skull" Hight: 7,1 cm x 5,3 cm
    "Viva la muerte!"
    Any more INFO very appreciated!
    Thanks & Regards GermanskiSpanish african army belt buckle from blue division positions , leningrad front
    Last edited by Germanski; 05-16-2018 at 11:48 AM. Reason: addition

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    Hello Germanski, I have seen various buckles like these for sale on Spanish websites and I'm not convinced of their authenticity. I provided pictures of three samples I found for sale and all of their finishes look suspect to me. They range from a modern electroplating finish to what appears to be painted finishes. I have not seen evidence of this type of buckle being used by the Legion in any photo's or literature. They are described as non-regulation which is a signal to me that they may not be authentic. This is however only my opinion based on an educated guess. I would like to see more information support that these where in fact used by the Legion but more importantly during what time period.
    Cheers, Al


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    Spanish african army belt buckle from blue division positions , leningrad front

    Spanish african army belt buckle from blue division positions , leningrad frontSpanish african army belt buckle from blue division positions , leningrad front

    Spanish african army belt buckle from blue division positions , leningrad frontSpanish african army belt buckle from blue division positions , leningrad front

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    Thanks Aldo!
    some are expensive,but I want not spend so much when
    not sure if they Original & old
    looking interesting anyway,I think they make them
    now "new" (Polish sellers make this Skull design?). and "Strange " I seen Rings with this Skull Design (One on Pinterest. Prize £170! back on for sale after Buyer send back thinking it's "Remake"?0 Inside this Rings engraved: "IV / 1942"?? Don't know what happen on this Date (Maybe "Blue Division" Battle?) another Re-make for EURO 30.- by German Seller as :"Husar Stormtroup Reichswehr Ring"? Here a Pics. how they look like any Idea of the Origine of that Ring? Very appreciated Thanks GermanskiSpanish african army belt buckle from blue division positions , leningrad front
    Last edited by Germanski; 05-17-2018 at 08:20 AM. Reason: additon

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    Some Friends from the Ring forum now think it's "Fantasie"??
    but - ? This is for Discussion - to find the possible "Truth" behind for making such a Ring?
    Best Germanski
    Last edited by Germanski; 05-18-2018 at 06:43 AM.

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