I calmed down
I calmed down
And no too (LOL)- if a soldier needs a new disc, apparently the practice wasn't, or wasn't always, to just mark a new one using what his old one is listed to be in his Soldbuch; it was for the field unit to mark a disc themselves and then presumably change the document entry (which is a weird way of doing it I think). Now it's just occurred to me that I and others have just expected it'd be sequential- the first replacement disc would be 1, the second 2, etc., but now I wonder if it actually went by the Kompanie roll- they'd have kept their own and may just have gone to that when making a new disc. That makes a lot more sense. Then again, the Germans seem to have had a special place for paperwork- you see it in the sheer mountains of reports there were, and the continual commentary by officers about 'fighting the paper war'- so it wouldn't really surprise me if they had a separate roll for replacement discs LOL But no, I suspect it was just the Kompanie's own roll and thus 63 is a perfectly reasonable number.
That Grenadier disc is magnetic I'll bet- the rust at the break line suggests it's a steel disc; that'd make it a rather late war type I think- not the Nirosta stainless steel type but another ferrous type that is seen from time to time.
Ohhhhh- pillage then burn...
Thanks Matt! I love learning about this stuff!
Another plate of the same regiment and company, not mine(odkrywca.pl).
Silly question as im still learning alot but why did they make them with a break line. Been wondering for a while...
Thanks Jerry, makes perfect sence now Cheers!