Well, not the fact that foreign equipment was used puzzles me, but the variety of spades....
Here a few of mine
from what I now now:
left to right
1 - Pre war polish spade (with post war cover i was informed)
2 - I was told this was a pre war polish, but I don't know anymore
3 & 4 austrian / czech spades
03-22-2014 10:34 AM
Nice shovels Tom these things do get complicated I think we know more than we did years ago. I will have to try and find the Ospery book on this. timothy
Well worth tracking it down Tim.
I have quite a few of the Osprey series of books "on the shelf" and can thoroughly recommend them, whether as basic reference books or, if you make models like I do, great books for ideas for figures and vehicles.
PS: I should have recognised the original pic' in posting #1 as I have a copy of the book! Dohhh!!
Many thanks on the Ospery 234 German equipment that is one I was unaware of looked on Amazon some of them looked familiar and I have had some of the titles ordered 234 one last night. timothy
This would fit better for late war
That's a nice mid to late war cover there Rene those ain't cheap. I ain't having any luck on them may have to go with a repo one but those darn things are fifty bucks. timothy
Cheers Mate this one is 43 and I paid lots for it 18 years ago!!!!!
Yes these are expensive !! and indeed, they would do for late war very well of course... I just wanted to reprouce the picture from the late war setup from the book.....
here 2 of my tan ersatz covers, the left is 1944 , the right 1943
To Tom and other members interested in fieldgear, another set up from Osprey 234, but with the right shovel cover, not the postwar french canvas example seen in the book...(sometimes offered as the ultra rare DAK locally made canvas cover with german canvas, italian straps and british buckles or vice versa)...Sorry for the poor lighting and unpainted shovel (the shovel is tan painted in the book).
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