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My Hohenstaufen Grouping

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Hi Chris, there is no reason why the cross could not be his. Read up on the award criterior.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Found this:
    The War Merit Cross 2nd Class without swords was presented to those whose actions were deemed to be in the furtherance of the war effort but not directly involved in military operations. This could mean civilians such as teachers and industrialists, or Military personnel on occupation duty or POW camp guards.

    So my guy could have got it too. Do you think that saving the general's car from destruction as the place was bombed by the allies, could have given him the KVKII without swords or the EK?
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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  3. #42

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    That's a really nice group Chris! Nice one,nice that it's gone to someone who'll keep it together. As it should be. Congrats mate. Stewy
    Of course Stewy, as long as i live these treasures will remain together
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    Very hard to say for sure? I would not have thought the EKI would have been given for that, but the KVK II might be a possibility? I cannot say more than that. I would be guessing which is unfair.

    But your guy could certainly have been awarded it.

    Cheers, Ade.
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  5. #44

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    Thanks Ade. I hope someday his wehrpass will come along too
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    This is how the OT buckle was found, rusty. I cleaned it with lemon and vinegar.
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    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    Before and after of the SS disc.
    It's made of zinc so limescale had taken over. Before the lemon bath i couldn't even read the numbers.
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    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    It's a shame about the denazifications, just goes to show how quickly you are willing to change sides when you lose!

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    Quote by ObKrieger View Post
    It's a shame about the denazifications, just goes to show how quickly you are willing to change sides when you lose!
    Pity heah. But i don't think it was always a choice or option. They had to do it, especially POWs. Otherwise they weren't allowed to wear them.
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    Great group of historical items, just wonderful and thanks for showing them and telling the story that goes with them.

    Regards,

    Jerry
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    definitely an awesome story and also great that your friend is still finding extra things to go along with the grouping! What are the documents of Chris? Again, congrats on your lucky find/s

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