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Belgian gendarme kepi

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    We used to have two different police forces in Belgium.
    The "Police" it self and the Gendarmerie.
    The last one was stricter, and was more "military" styled then the police.
    Police forces were more local minded, gendarmerie was less local.
    So here is a well used example of a war time gendarme kepi.
    Thise guy might have well helped Germans to find and deporte Jews and Belgian partisans during the war and after the war thise same guy might have imprisoned and executed Flemish or Walloon collaborators....
    Thise type has been used untile the late 60' ties, in a different finish!

    cheers
    |<ris
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    I guess I'd like to say it's a nice piece Kris, but when you think of what it and it's previous owner may have stood for to the Jews and partisans....well, it's quite sobering.

    But it sure has that 'been there' look to it, thanks for showing it mate!

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Hey Ned,
    It is no keeper, trust me!!
    It came in a lot I recently baught,but I sold it all ready, some people seem to like those things....
    I just wanted to show one to the forum.
    Note, they are not that hard to find.
    Cheers
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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