What a great pic and relic!
Excellent thread with some very interesting and rare relic items !!
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
Fantastic selection of relics. They are real eye openers for me. Are there any good English language books on the Blue Division? I would love to find out more.
hmmmmmm.....books in english abpout the blue division..I think there are a few out there....there was one of the intervention corps...but has a lot of fakes in it so didnt like it that much, there is a small book of Ospery but its basic.......let me check around...maybe some have been translated.....
here is another great lid.....one of the first to ever surface and its safe guarded by a very good friend of mine...!!!
this one originated from the Novgorod Region, Wolchow Sector
but what is interesting is that is an M35 DD battle damaged....!!!! more comon are M40īs but I have also seen M42īs.....
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a few more form friends collections.....
Great collection from you and friends of yours! Not often seen items,
Thanks for sharing.