Vet Items ..bring back..
what is all this stuff? I got it from a box and with the soldiers name and outfit. Pretty interesting. One must be a Holland flag and I don't know what the other stuff is, just looks like souvenirs he brought back or someone. Maybe someone can shed some light on this,,thanks!
12-04-2014 05:22 AM
The armbands are to show that the wearer was in service of the German Railways.
Cut down NSDAP armband is conventional.
The DAF cogwheel plaques have been talked about on the forum in the past.
You are correct on the Dutch flag.
A nice little group.
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Terwinselen is these days a part from Kerkrade (-West) in the province of Limburg
in the south of my country. There were mines (Staatsmijn Wilhelmina, the oldest known mine)
and of course railroad.
Maybe the vet got in contact with a woman named Rie
"Wir sollen auch unser Leben für die Brüder lassen" (1.Joh.3.16):
zum Gedächtnis Wilhelm Schenk. Er starb fürs Vaterland am 13. Juni 1916
The name of the girl is Rie van den Bergh
The dutch orange flag is cool and shows they supported the dutch and is I assume the date at which they were liberated. A cool group.
its just an opinion.
nice bring backs all looks good.
thank you all for your response. found in a old shoe box. good history!