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    Would somebody please tell me what this is? What it represents, what country it is from, and whether it is rare, or common? Thanks!
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    Hi Bob, no idea, other than the name is that of a town in Flanders.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Hi Bob, no idea, other than the name is that of a town in Flanders.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Exact! One of the two Belgian city's the Germans did not conquered during WWI. Must have something to do with that periode.
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    At the town hall of Poperingen there is THE Death Cell ;where condemned deserters were held before being shot at dawn at the execution pole in the courtyard.
    700 soldiers died that way.
    Could it be linked to each other??
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Wuerstenfuchs
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    The guy I acquired it from told me it is an anti-partisan armband, and that it is the only one in existance. I am assuming that anti-partisan means pro-nazi?

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    Hi

    sure, it's from belgium and a flemish city

    the armband is the armban dof a belgian medal of ww1, it's for the medal " la croix du feu " - the fire cross

    Croix de Feu 1914

    this kind of skull was used by the group " les affranchis ", " les affranchis " was a belgian resistance's band

    cheers

    pegase001

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    Quote by pegase001 View Post
    Hi

    sure, it's from belgium and a flemish city

    the armband is the armban dof a belgian medal of ww1, it's for the medal " la croix du feu " - the fire cross

    Croix de Feu 1914

    this kind of skull was used by the group " les affranchis ", " les affranchis " was a belgian resistance's band

    cheers

    pegase001
    Thanks for the insight! So it was ANTI-nazi? Instead of pro-nazi? Or was this armband worn in WW 1?

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