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    Hello, managed to grab this picture off the TV and though it was quite interesting.
    The AK soldier was travelling in a 6 wheel truck, something like a Kfz 69 but I noticed a novel way of wearing the tricolour off a Pith Helmet.

    Doug





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    Pictures showing this being done do exist, I'm sure I have some in some books. Still good to see it on film.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Thanks Jerry,
    perhaps starting a thread with some unusual positions that badges are worn would be good.
    It is the first time I have seen anything like this and worthy of grabbing a snapshot.


    Doug

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    Quote by Saladin View Post
    Thanks Jerry,
    perhaps starting a thread with some unusual positions that badges are worn would be good.
    It is the first time I have seen anything like this and worthy of grabbing a snapshot.


    Doug
    I'll dig my AK books out and scan some pics in when I have the time.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    I could only find one so far from a quick search, from Dal Mckurk's Rommels Army In Africa.

    I have a picture in a book of an Italian trooper with a German pith shield on his sun helmet somewhere.
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    Jerry

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    Great picture Jerry thank you for taking the time to dig it out.
    It could even be the same soldier!

    It's nice to see that both badges were used.

    Doug

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    Quote by Jerry B View Post
    I could only find one so far from a quick search, from Dal Mckurk's Rommels Army In Africa.

    I have a picture in a book of an Italian trooper with a German pith shield on his sun helmet somewhere.
    you beat me to it Jerry !, I was looking through my copy of the same book !,
    my dad always had huge admiration for the Afrika Korps and often told me they fought a Gentleman's war,
    all the best,
    John.

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    here is my tri-coloured shield, brought back by dad, no makers mark, but more than likely from an Afrika Korps tropical helmet,
    John.



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    Quote by jwp View Post
    here is my tri-coloured shield, brought back by dad, no makers mark, but more than likely from an Afrika Korps tropical helmet,
    John.
    John, great that you have one you know was a bring back by your Dad.

    I have quite a few and one is claimed to have been dug up at Tobruk.
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    Jerry

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    Great images. Although not a pith shield, I do take care of this one...
    Mark
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