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German belts and buckles found in Jersey Channel Islands.

Article about: I found these 2 photos in a file and thought you might like to see them. About 12 years ago I got a call to go to a house due for redevelopment in the Parish of St.Mary's here in Jersey. I f

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    Default German belts and buckles found in Jersey Channel Islands.

    I found these 2 photos in a file and thought you might like to see them. About 12 years ago I got a call to go to a house due for redevelopment in the Parish of St.Mary's here in Jersey. I found the house easily and when I went inside it was like a time warp. An old lady had been living there until her death a few weeks before. The whole place would best be decribed as a German billet and that the troops had just popped out. The whole place was full of German kit. There were German military wardrobes, stools, even the pictures on the walls had feldpost unit stamps on the back. It really was an amazing sight. I went into one of the sheds and upstairs in an area where there were no floorboards, so just flooring joists was what looked to be a British military box, and on it a German bicycle saddle. Taking all the precautions i could i edged out along the joists to the box and saddle and brought them back to a safer area. The saddle was in really good condition and was worth the risk to get it. The box turned out to be British as I suspected and was marked up as being from Force 135...the troops that Liberated the Island. I opened the box and was shocked to see what was inside.... the photo's speak for themselves. It was a great moment, and instant smile for sure and surprisingly with a little care and effort they all cleaned up really well.
    Hope you like the pics, you really had to be there to believe it.
    All the best from Jersey, Channel Islands.
    D.
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    Mega Find

    Do you still have them all ?

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    D, that is a collectors dream, can you post good pics of a few (or all of them)
    Ben

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    Default Re: German belts and buckles found in Jersey Channel Islands.

    Hi,
    Yes, I still have them. Unfortunately they are spread out amongst my collection, some on mannequins and various other areas within the collection. As and when I get to them I will try to get some pictures and post them for you to see.
    D.

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    Yeah a few nice pics would be awesome
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    Default Re: German belts and buckles found in Jersey Channel Islands.

    Are there any SS ones in there?

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    Default Re: German belts and buckles found in Jersey Channel Islands.

    Hi,
    The SS were not in Jersey and therefore none in the pile of belts i got hold of.
    D.

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    Default Re: German belts and buckles found in Jersey Channel Islands.

    Oh, ok. Still an amazing find

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    Default Re: German belts and buckles found in Jersey Channel Islands.

    I wish there were a couple for sure but there are no known original to the time SS items on the Island.
    D.

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    Whoa....what a find!!! Very cool!

    Rob

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