That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen
Please dont let repros infiltate and pollute this forum ! IMO this is a forum for genuine period items and it needs to stay that way
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
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
Dosent The Member "Adler" Have a Garde du Corps helmet. Cause i thought ive seen one before.
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Thank you,Well said
Reproductions are a fact of life in collecting..yes this forum is for discussion of authentic items, but the ever present specter of the reproduction is always around.
By your logic,with much respect, the fact that a repro can take away from a collection, then where do museums stand, thst have a reproduction of an item....for instance a MK1 world war one tank???? I know that's a big leap from most of our collections, but having a repro of a tank, in a well respected collection such as the Australian war memorial, does that mean their collection is tainted? Or the replica A7V in the panzer museum....only one such tank exist as oiginal, here in Australia....but does not having a replica still educate??? Again a huge leap fom someone wanting a GPB, not being able to afford one , and buying a repro to fill a hole in their collection....just using the analogy as an example....
Repros arent everyone's cup of tea, and opens the way to fakers etc, I agree totally....but if I were to take my manaquin, with a mixture of repro and authentic items down to the local school or ex servicemans lub as part of a display, as I have done in the past, does the inclusion of replicas within that display detract from the overall portrayal of what a German infantry man looked like????
As a Ex servicemen with PTSD, I see this quote in a different context
"Enjoy the war, as the peace will be unbearable"