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    Just an interesting photo I found on the web.

    Note how the soldier on the left is missing the eagle from his tunic- not so for the man with the cigarette!!
    I wonder what the circumstances were for that to happen?

    So then, if you find a tunic with the eagle removed and think it was stripped post war .......... think again ( or, it may well be his!!!! )

    Cheers, Dan
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    Between eagles? Got captured, insignia taken for a trophy and released? Looks like a "bromance" moment to me ;-)

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    They are Russians of the POA.

    Note the rank lace on the shoulder straps.
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    Did they wear German uniforms like this? I need to read up on them more...
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    Yes, they wore all German kit but with Russian style ranking.

    Search:

    Russian Army of Liberation.

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    Thanks Ade, I will.

    Can you imagine being captured by the Russian army, being a Russian defector in a German uniform? Wowzers...
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    Thank you Ade - in that case I guess he wasn't going to get a bollocking from his captain for the lost 'crow' then?

    Cheers, Dan
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    Sometimes they wore the breast eagle, at other times not.

    The history of the unit is very interesting.
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    Quote by avenger View Post
    Thanks Ade, I will.

    Can you imagine being captured by the Russian army, being a Russian defector in a German uniform? Wowzers...
    In most cases such people were not taken captive. They were just immediately shot.

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    Default POA insignia found in Jersey, Channel Islands.

    Some of you may have seen these pictures before but they fit the thread nicely. This lot all came from a house clearance, with a load of others bits and pieces. Such a shame they stripped the tunic. We had a unit of POA stationed here on the north coast. They were trusted by the Officers in charge and generally were disliked. At the end of the Occupation a Russian Officer was sent to the Island to "collect" them. I am positive they never made it home.
    All the best from Jersey,
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