Nice I like the dragon tinnie too good score.
Last edited by Eric Zentner; 09-09-2011 at 07:17 PM. Reason: spell
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The St. George tinnie represents a DRL sportsfest that was held in Saarbrucken in August 1935 to commemorate the liberation of the Saar region from France a long time before. The significance of George and the dragon is unclear, but it is associated with Saarbrucken.
Some say that the stylized image of St. George in full armour killing the dragon, represents Germany defeating France. The image is carved on one of the bridges crossing the river Saar in Saarbrucken itself today.
'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.
Thanks Ned, great background info.
Nice tinnies, the Tieste numbers are Saarbrücken 35-02, HJ 35-01a and HJ 36-01.
Nice items ! Interesting to see the three styles of pin plates!
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem