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Some Stalingrad Relics

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    Thanks guys for your input! Very nice detective work Eric!

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    Glad to help GP thats what the forum is for

    Eric
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    Quote by Eric Zentner View Post
    Glad to help GP thats what the forum is for

    Eric
    Good thing, cause sometimes I'm like a chicken with my head cut off...

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    Hi Gents,
    The CCC relic is interesting as it was first awarded in Nov. 1942 I believe.If it was found in Volgagrad that would make it a very early issue.
    By Nov 1942 the caudron was in dire straits and these may have been flown in to boost moral,maybe.
    Nice find i feel.
    Cheers
    Dave
    Have to escape and evade,the boss is coming.

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    Thanks, man! The boss comment cracked me up!
    Quote by Thanatos View Post
    Hi Gents,
    The CCC relic is interesting as it was first awarded in Nov. 1942 I believe.If it was found in Volgagrad that would make it a very early issue.
    By Nov 1942 the caudron was in dire straits and these may have been flown in to boost moral,maybe.
    Nice find i feel.
    Cheers
    Dave
    Have to escape and evade,the boss is coming.

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    Hi,

    No doubt in my mind these are relics but if the geographic location of the finding is important (Stalingrad?) one has to wonder what possible military, sentimental or whatever "special appeal" a 5 year old or more tinnie (1937 Tag der Arbeit) could have had for anyone fighting on either side to be found there...

    JC

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    Lightbulb Re: Some Stalingrad Relics

    You've hit the nail on the head with the word 'sentimental'. German troops on the Eastern Front were very prone to homesickness and the carrying of small personal mementoes and keepsakes was common. I think also in this case 'Stalingrad' is used in the broad sense - unlikely for men fighting hand-to-hand in the Barrikady Factory to be bothered with keepsakes, but there were many support troops out in the pocket. I always view the provenance of such relics with a jaundiced eye, but in this case the 'digger' in question does live there and seems to spend time rummaging in old rubbish tips......

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