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Article about: Hi I am new this this fourm and I would to share with you in collecting the 1957 issue medals. I have about 98 % of all the the 1957 issue medals. Also I wrote a book on the 1957 medels. All

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    Another former Waffen-SS Officer Heinz Halmes, holder of the Deutsche Kreuz in Gold.Shown in early BW uniform as a Luftlandebrigade Oberleutnant.
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    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    A very interesting image former Wehrmacht officer Siegfried Müller, who became a Mercenary in the Congo Crisis. His nickname was "Kongo" Müller, apparently he always wore his wartime EKI on his uniform, see here !
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    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Another former Waffen SS Officer, SS-Obersturmfuhrer Fredrik Jensen...............with wartime and 57er awards.
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    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    notice the Norwegian " Frontkjemper " Front Fighter award lurking on the shield

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    Kurt Bentin (23 March 1914 – 1 April 1992) was a highly decorated Oberleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II and an Major in the Bundeswehr. Recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, 12 February 1945, as commander of Grenadier-Battalion 8/9 "Feldherrnhalle in Festung Schneidemühl. Kurt Bentin was captured in 1945 by British troops and was released in September on that year. He later joined the Bundeswehr retiring in 1968 as a Major.
    I have just obtained his BW service uniform.
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    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
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    Added a few more RKT photos to my collection.....

    1. Cosmas Wolf (Heer) wearing a first pattern RK, OdR reunion in 1985

    2. Leo Hartmann (Heer) wearing a second pattern RK, OdR reunion in 1994

    3. Willi Fey (Waffen-SS) and Paul-Albert Kausch (Waffen-SS), OdR reunion 1985
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    Nice photographs Nick, I should imagine all are now passed away....gone to the great parade ground in the sky !
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Quote by oradour View Post
    Nice photographs Nick, I should imagine all are now passed away....gone to the great parade ground in the sky !
    Prost ! Steve.
    Thanks Steve. Yes, all of them are passed away. Leo Hartmann one year after this photo was taken.

    Regards

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    Gents,
    Recently added this photo of an unknown RKT. Apart from the EKs, he wears a lot of foreign awards which should narrow down the list. Can anyone id him or any of the medals please?
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    With thanks to WAF/HWMF member 'Pierce F.' () for id'ing the medals:

    Medal Bar No. 1:

    Iron Cross 2nd Class
    Greek Order of the Phoenix 5th Class
    Italian Order of Merit 5th Class
    Thailand Order of the White Elephant 5th Class
    Iceland Order of the Falcon 5th Class
    Unknown

    Medal Bar No. 2:

    Iron Cross 2nd Class
    War Merit Cross 2nd Class
    Russian Front Medal (maybe)
    Olympic Games Decoration 2nd Class
    Wehrmacht Long Service Medal for 4 Years

    A possible id for the man: RKT and diplomat Rolf Friedemann Pauls. Notice how he does not have a left arm!

    Regards,
    Nick

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