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Article about: To me, nearly as important as the Reichskanzler Adler to most of us.... ;-) I know it isn't that well made, I know it isn't that spectacular, but to me it means a lot! I must have past that

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    To me, nearly as important as the Reichskanzler Adler to most of us.... ;-)
    I know it isn't that well made, I know it isn't that spectacular, but to me it means a lot!
    I must have past that sign a numerous of times when as a child I went along with my dad when he had buisiness to attempt to with the people in charge in those days.
    The sign was that of the National Za´re army forces.
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Zaire existed between 1971 to 1997 when was your father there?
    So Kris you have this sign now? ...... would be quite rare!
    Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Sometimes it is the smaller things and least valuable things in life that mean the most to us. I have a WW1 british helmet which is holed and rusty, it is of little value at all. But my daughter brought it back from Belgium when she was there on a school trip. To me it is the most priceless item in my collection.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Zaire existed between 1971 to 1997 when was your father there?
    So Kris you have this sign now? ...... would be quite rare!
    Dan
    I was there when it became Za´re!
    The currency (also called one Za´re/for 100 makuta's!) was linked to the dollar, but that lasted for only a couple of months.
    The decline began even before the new state was even founded!
    My father was a "commissaire de territoire" in Lisala at the time of Belgian Congo.
    After that he went back to central Afrika for UNO and Oxfam, he was responsable for different things, but mainly refugee's problems.
    Greatest time of my life!
    cheers
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Forgot to say I do have the sign and yes I bet it must be quite rare.
    There could have been more then one, but not hunderds.
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    I needed to make pic's of my Belgian Congo collection for a other purpose, but I might share them here as well.
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    New addition, found it yesterday.
    A Belgian Congo post war police officer's uniforme. Probably as rare as a Flemish ϟϟ uniforme. I admit ; not that spectacular!!
    cheers
    |<ris
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    Just went to a fleemarket and managed to find a nice old tin box/trunk used by Belgian Congo travelers!
    Police at the market place because car's needed to be towed away, you should have seen theyre face when i took of!!;-)
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