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Article about: By popular demand, this thread will be for headgear worn as POWs (in contrast to the other thread, which is for headgear worn at the time of surrender). Here is v. Rundstedt leaving England-

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    Quote by MAP View Post
    I remember this photo. discussed here a while back as to why he is wearing a GI dog tag. Don't remember the outcome.
    That actually isn't a GI dog tag, but rather a POW ID tag.

    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    That actually isn't a GI dog tag, but rather a POW ID tag.
    Thanks. Issued using the same blanks as GI tags??
    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    Very similar. Especially when seen at a distance.
    William

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    Quote by Wagriff View Post
    Very similar. Especially when seen at a distance.
    and on a phone with my weak eyes....lol

    Thanks! Wonder why we never see these hit the market. Guess the government still has them locked in a vault somewhere.
    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    Soviet PK photo of the Stalingrad Generals/Officers in a sing-a-long:
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    Anton Dostler immediately before his execution.
    Note that he wears his rank insignia, but his eagles & cockade have been removed:
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    DAK General at Camp Clinton:
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    Probably Christmas 1945--note that the only insignia on the cap is a cockade:
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    v. Rundstedt getting ready to be transported to England--note that he has removed the eagle from his visor (an Erel).
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    The senior NCO of the POW Camp (Camp 13) at Murchison here in Victoria )Australia) during their time as PW's,
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