Meet Our New Co-Moderator!
I am pleased to announce that we have a new Co-moderator here on the Cloth Headgear Forum-- Jean-Phillipe.
I asked J-P to tell us a little about himself:
"I'm 45 yrs old now and started collecting WH items when i was 11. I have been lucky enough to live in a country that was not so lucky to be occupied...France. My main interest is das Heer, especially Infanterie and Panzergrenadiere, and the Normandie Front, but i'm also interested in Luftwaffen ground troops. I remember clearly that my interest for the german army begun at 5 yrs old when i heard my grandmother (father's mother) talking about them, the Feldgrauen....
My alsacian grandmother hated Germany and the germans. She was born german in 1911, but the heart of her family was still french since 1871. She saw her father forced to serve in a german infantry unit during WWI, being wounded twice, but finally he survived the war...
I have a wife and three children (nine, seven and one year) and i live in Southern France, in an area where rugby, foie gras and wine are both pleasure and tradition. My family comes from Alsace, Malta, Tunisia, Italy and.......Germany...(yes it's true)....a part of the alsacian family went to germany after WWI)."
I would ask everyone to join me in welcoming him to the forum--glad to have you here, J-P!
08-07-2013 08:44 PM
& I would like everyone to note J-P's excellent contribution to the forum on the history of Wehrmacht headgear in pictures:
its just an opinion.
Welcome Jean phillipe , you really have got your work cut out now your a Moderator!! Thanks and all the best, Leon.
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway
Welcome JP as our new Co-moderator
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
Deep water expertise is Always a most welcome addition here! Glad to see you join the Forum, JP!
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."