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    More photos probably during the drill.

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    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    Quote by donkihotis7 View Post
    Andreas can you help a bit with translation of the written line above? I tried on line but it gives me crap.
    The line on top translates as:
    "Exercise at the Wahner Heide from 20 April through 20 May 37."
    [The Wahner Heide [Wahn Heath] is an area of land near Cologne, parts of which were used in both world wars as a military training ground, military airfield and POW camp. Its military use dates back to 1817.]


    Bottom left:
    " Barracks at the Wahner Heide"
    [See above.]


    Bottom right:
    "Chilling in the field"
    [Admittedly, a rough translation. The "Lenz" here comes from the colloquial phrase "Sich einen faulen Lenz machen". Literally "To have oneself a lazy Lenz", it roughly means "to hang around doing nothing". "Lenz" is both an archaic term for "spring" and the short form of the Christian name "Lorenz". The origin of the phrase is not clear and it is not known with certainty whether the "Lenz" mentioned refers to the former or the latter meaning of the word.]

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    Quote by donkihotis7 View Post
    Many M16 helmets in wear. I know you love those Bill
    Haha! Nice Chris. Im psyched to see you sharing another album man! IR 64 this time eh? Love the Crusher cap pic too.
    Last edited by Bill T; 09-28-2011 at 04:21 AM.
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    Quote by HPL2008 View Post
    A brilliant photo and the only one I know of showing that badge in wear.

    A little information on the badge can be found in Vol. 4 of David Littlejohn's "Foreign Legions of the Third Reich".

    Littlejohn refers to it as the Wehrsportabzeichen [= Military Sports Badge] as well, but mentions that is was sometimes also called Leistungsabzeichen [= Achievement Badge] in German documents.

    He goes on to state that this was the Romanian-German equivalent of the S.A. Wehrabzeichen, that 1,039 awards of this badge had been made up to 1943 and that any German could enter the required tests, irrespective of whether he was a member of the E.S. or D.M.* (just as in Germany one did not have to be a member of the S.A. to be eligible to enter for the S.A. Wehrabzeichen)

    * Romanian-German equivalents to the Allgemeine SS and the S.A., respectively.
    Awesome information HPL. I actually had seen this photo on an old thread on another forum a long time ago(I think maybe Axis History forum?) and had remembered that members were calling it a Romanian sports badge.....so when I saw the photo for sale, I jumped on the opportunity to buy it! Interesting that it is comparable to the SA Sports badge, since it almost looks like it too. Im interested in the Foreign Legions of TR book you have referenced. Im surprised that there were such a little number of these badges awarded, but then again...Im guessing most (non-foreign) Germans would have normally rathered the SA sports badge instead. Im also surprised to hear that members other than the Foreign Volksdeutsche were enabled to take the "sports" test to acheive the badge. You would have thought it would be for Foreign Legion Soldats only.
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    EK "Spanges" in wear
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    Panzer Regiment 2 Graves (note the cross necklace)
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    Heer men W/ Goatees!! Wasnt this somewhat "crossing the border" of regulations?
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    Quote by Panzer1031 View Post
    Im surprised that there were such a little number of these badges awarded, but then again...Im guessing most (non-foreign) Germans would have normally rathered the SA sports badge instead. Im also surprised to hear that members other than the Foreign Volksdeutsche were enabled to take the "sports" test to acheive the badge. You would have thought it would be for Foreign Legion Soldats only.
    Sorry, I should have phrased this more clearly.

    Just to avoid confusion: This was a badge of the ethnic German community in Romania, so "any German" was referring to any German living in Romania, whether he was an E.S./D.M. member or not.

    (German citizens resident in the Reich and ethnic Germans in foreign countries other than Romania would not have worn this badge.)

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    Hi Bill, super photo showing the Leistungsabzeichen.

    Hi HPL, here is another one for you with the badge just peeking into the photo.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Quote by Panzer1031 View Post
    EK "Spanges" in wear
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    Panzer Regiment 2 Graves (note the cross necklace)
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    Heer men W/ Goatees!! Wasnt this somewhat "crossing the border" of regulations?
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    Also a holder of the Ehrenblattspange !!
    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

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    Quote by HPL2008 View Post
    The line on top translates as:
    "Exercise at the Wahner Heide from 20 April through 20 May 37."
    [The Wahner Heide [Wahn Heath] is an area of land near Cologne, parts of which were used in both world wars as a military training ground, military airfield and POW camp. Its military use dates back to 1817.]


    Bottom left:
    " Barracks at the Wahner Heide"
    [See above.]


    Bottom right:
    "Chilling in the field"
    [Admittedly, a rough translation. The "Lenz" here comes from the colloquial phrase "Sich einen faulen Lenz machen". Literally "To have oneself a lazy Lenz", it roughly means "to hang around doing nothing". "Lenz" is both an archaic term for "spring" and the short form of the Christian name "Lorenz". The origin of the phrase is not clear and it is not known with certainty whether the "Lenz" mentioned refers to the former or the latter meaning of the word.]
    Wow, thanks for taking the time to write all those detailed information. That's why i couldn't find a decent translation on line lol
    Your knowledge and use of the English language is fascinating too. Thumps up
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    Bill excellent photos. Indeed it's very weird that those guys have goat beards.
    The album i'm posting is the one i got from a friend in US. It's the one i asked you if you were interested to buy, but since you didn't i took it. Couldn't let it go
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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