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Article about: Hi guys, i have just bought a d/d ss lid and wrote in liner and painted on shell is W, GROSSE 12/SS.2 is there any way of finding out anything about this soldier ? also is 12/SS.2 Das reich

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    Hi guys, i have just bought a d/d ss lid and wrote in liner and painted on shell is W, GROSSE 12/SS.2 is there any way of finding out anything about this soldier ? also is 12/SS.2 Das reich or Germania rgt or even something else ? cheers Dave
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    Gotta say it Dave fantastic helmet, and to have two of that quality
    best of luck on your research mate thanks for showing them

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    Nice catch Dave!!

    Wasn't 12 SS the 'Hitlerjugend' battalion, or have i read the numbers wrong way round?

    Cheers, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    This helmet more than likely is from the 12 Kompanie SS Standarte 2 Germania

    Dave is now aware of this
    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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    Thanks guys i just found this on germania Axis History Factbook: SS-Standarte Germania

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    That's it Dave
    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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