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Article about: Im not sure if im the right place of the forum. Please feel free to move the thread if i am. Does anyone know what this was used for?

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    Willkott
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    Default What can you tell me about this? (Inhereted item)

    Im not sure if im the right place of the forum. Please feel free to move the thread if i am.

    Does anyone know what this was used for?







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    This looks like it could be an armband used by the Armia Krajowa. Not seen one with paper eagle pinned(?) to it before. I like it. What can you tell us about the person you inherited the armband from...were they Polish?
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    If you could tell us more about your family it would be very interesting...its certainly an interesting piece
    Armia Krajowa w Zgorzelcu: listopad 2012
    Also 3mk and Stefans posts are a great read
    Uniforms and Insignia of the Polish Underground State

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    It was my grandfathers. With this i have 2 papers/document stating that he joined the german army.

    1942: 90 motorized grenadiereservbattalion, Hamburg.
    1943-1945: 2. Marschkompani, Hamburg-Rahlstedt. 76 Grenadierreservbattalion in Norway.

    The documents/papers are from a Swedish agency called "utlämningkommisionen" where he fled.

    I have a photo of him in a german uniform, not sure if i want to upload it.

    Other then that im not sure where this piece came from.

    Edit: He was born in Poland.

    Edit2: Says he was active from 18/12-1942 to 1/4-1945.
    Never talked about his past to the family.

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    It may be that he was conscripted into the German army like many Poles were. If he served in the German army for most of WWII it is curious as to how he might have this Polish armband?
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    Very good question. I will try get more info.
    Do you know what T.O.P 1944 rok means?

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    Apart from "the year (rok) 1944" no idea about T.O.P but 1944 is likely a reference to the Warsaw Rising 1944 as many Polish underground fighters wore this red and white armband. I will ask a friend about the T.O.P. abbreviation as it new to me also.

    The slogan under T.O.P.

    "Niech Żyje Polska" is in English "Long Live Poland!"
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    Quote by Willkott View Post
    Very good question. I will try get more info.
    Do you know what T.O.P 1944 rok means?
    Was your grandfather born in the Polish Pomeranian territories were annexed into the German (Reichsgau Danzig-West Prussia)?
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    Quote by StefanM View Post
    Was your grandfather born in the Polish Pomeranian territories were annexed into the German (Reichsgau Danzig-West Prussia)?
    He was born south of Gdansk near the wisla river.

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    Thanks, that information is of help...I think I might be able to find the answer for T.O.P. will report back tomorrow. Pretty sure now that your grandfather would have been conscripted into the German army as many Poles from Reichsgau Danzig-West Prussia were.
    Last edited by StefanM; 03-20-2014 at 09:18 AM.
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