Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 38

Animals at War - Carrier Pigeons, War dogs, Cavalry, etc - Reference thread - What have you got?

Article about: I love the pigeon display mate, really great stuff!

  1. #21
    ?

    Default Re: Animals at War - Carrier Pigeons, War dogs, Cavalry, etc - Reference thread - What have you got?

    Quote by Grimebox View Post
    I know I said that animals were often forgotten about, but does nobody have anything!
    Surely the Germans had a belt buckle or cap for a dog handler or horse groom? (They seem to have one for every other branch of the military and beyond!). Do none of relic collectors have a rusty horse shoe from Russia? Any of the medal collectors a Dickin medal? Any of Allied collectors a dog parachute (ParaData | A living history of the Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces) or horse gas mask?



    Although I collect WW2 militaria below is a link to a piece of WW1 history I wouldn't mind owning!

    Tortoise brought back in soldier's kitbag from Gallipoli almost 100 years ago is looking for new owner | Mail Online

    I have a complete set of horse shoes from a German trench in Bryansk. They are from the same horse. I also have the stirrups. We find quite a lot of horse equipment out there. I thought the horse shoes was something else. A big signal on the detector.

    I can do some pics if needed

    Regards, Lars

  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    Age
    2010
    P
    Many
     

  3. #22

    Default Re: Animals at War - Carrier Pigeons, War dogs, Cavalry, etc - Reference thread - What have you got?

    That would be brilliant Lars. I would be interested to see any horse related items. I'm surprised that you don't find more horse equipment given how many horses the Wehrmacht used or is it that these items are not normally recovered as there is little or no interest in them?

  4. #23
    ?

    Default Re: Animals at War - Carrier Pigeons, War dogs, Cavalry, etc - Reference thread - What have you got?

    Quote by Grimebox View Post
    Do you know what these dogs were used for? The 'rolls' on their backs are interesting
    Unfortunately I don't, hopefully one of the others can let us know.

  5. #24
    ?

    Default Re: Animals at War - Carrier Pigeons, War dogs, Cavalry, etc - Reference thread - What have you got?

    Quote by Grimebox View Post
    That would be brilliant Lars. I would be interested to see any horse related items. I'm surprised that you don't find more horse equipment given how many horses the Wehrmacht used or is it that these items are not normally recovered as there is little or no interest in them?
    I think it because of lack of interest. I started collecting these items after i found the horse shoes. I dug deep to find them. I thought it was a helmet or something. I decided to keep them as good luck charm. After that i kept a pair of stirrups i found. Now i will keep all horse related items. I have earlier found lots of horse "stuff". There is lots of it out there of course.

    Regards, Lars

  6. #25

    Default Re: Animals at War - Carrier Pigeons, War dogs, Cavalry, etc - Reference thread - What have you got?

    I suppose the problem is that a rusty horse shoe is a rusty horse shoe and will never be as good as a helmet or gun! It does seem a shame though that despite all of the various countries and forces using a large number and variety animals (whether for work or as 'front line' pets) very little appears to remain in collections to represent their efforts during numerous wars.

  7. #26
    ?

    Default Re: Animals at War - Carrier Pigeons, War dogs, Cavalry, etc - Reference thread - What have you got?

    Here they are. Note the shoes are from the same horse. Front and rear

    The pic loader are making trouble again again, so click on the link to see a general view.

    PICT0012.jpg Click image for larger version. 

Name:	PICT0013.jpg 
Views:	94 
Size:	318.8 KB 
ID:	381810 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	PICT0014.jpg 
Views:	96 
Size:	330.4 KB 
ID:	381811

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	PICT0015.jpg 
Views:	142 
Size:	321.1 KB 
ID:	381812 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	PICT0016.jpg 
Views:	114 
Size:	321.2 KB 
ID:	381813

  8. #27
    ?

    Default Re: Animals at War - Carrier Pigeons, War dogs, Cavalry, etc - Reference thread - What have you got?

    Yes Grimebox. Part of the problem. Also it's usually heavy. Now i am very happy about horse items

  9. #28
    ?

    Default Re: Animals at War - Carrier Pigeons, War dogs, Cavalry, etc - Reference thread - What have you got?

    I am in the process of cleaning them

  10. #29

    Default Re: Animals at War - Carrier Pigeons, War dogs, Cavalry, etc - Reference thread - What have you got?

    Hi all. Grimebox suggested I post some pictures of this recently acquired 8 bird pigeon drop canister/carrier. It was given to me by someone who was going to toss it, so I had to save it! I didn't know what it was but I am very glad for this website and the many wonderful users on it who have helped answer my questions. I may be listing it for sale onEbay or something like that because I have limited space and this it outside the items I collect. I would love to keep it now that I know what it was used for. So So COOL!!
    -Nicole
    Attachment 387969Attachment 387970Attachment 387971Attachment 387972Attachment 387973Attachment 387974Attachment 387975

  11. #30

    Default Re: Animals at War - Carrier Pigeons, War dogs, Cavalry, etc - Reference thread - What have you got?

    Speckled Jim wearing a WW2 British cardboard/fibre leg capsule.
    I have also shown the other variants of carrier pigeon capsule that I have.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	012.jpg 
Views:	118 
Size:	309.4 KB 
ID:	415098   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	014.JPG 
Views:	95 
Size:	174.2 KB 
ID:	415099  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	006.JPG 
Views:	174 
Size:	256.8 KB 
ID:	415097   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	004.JPG 
Views:	118 
Size:	260.9 KB 
ID:	415096  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	001.JPG 
Views:	251 
Size:	289.2 KB 
ID:	415095   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	018.jpg 
Views:	104 
Size:	149.6 KB 
ID:	415101  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	015.JPG 
Views:	99 
Size:	280.5 KB 
ID:	415100  

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Foreign Volunteers Insignia-Reference Thread

    In Heer, Luftwaffe, & Kriegsmarine Uniforms of the Third Reich
    12-06-2017, 08:28 AM
  2. 12-01-2011, 02:52 PM
  3. 08-13-2011, 06:42 PM
  4. Important! The Useful Reference Links Thread.

    In Orders & Decorations of the Third Reich
    04-10-2011, 11:46 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •