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Private Purchase SS Ring - Norge 1940

Article about: Hi I thought I would share this private purchase ring with you. Hope you enjoy it. If anyone has any private purchase rings then it would be great to see them. Raymond

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    Quote by doomtown View Post
    He "knew" Rommel because he read the book that Rommel wrote on tank warfare. Hence the great quote in "Patton": "Rommel, you magnificent *tank commander*, I read your book!" I don't think that there were english language books on the Wiking Division in 1944-45 however.
    Ahhh, Old Blood 'N' Guts! Quite the colourful character. Here a few pics from my visit to the Patton Museum. Sorry for going OT







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    Okay this is enough now we are completely off track !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Quote by kingtiger View Post
    Surely, I had his replacement's personal SS dagger, OBSBF Hans Bunning, who replaced Gille as head of the 5th SS WIKING artillery. I also have an Iron cross document signed by Gen. Gille, OBSTF Bunning and issued to another member of the 5th SS. The dagger, a full inscription Rohm can be seen on pages 70-71 of Tom Whittmann's SS book. The document I will have to take out of safekeeping and photograph. Look at that book and you will see Gille and Bunning together.

    I think I have posted this dagger on this site in the past, but I will look and be sure.

    Mark
    Would certainly like to see the document !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Quote by Paul E View Post
    I agree i would very much like to see your Gille and Wiking items ?
    Wow, me too !!
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Look at the dagger section. Nice Patton pictures!

    Mark

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    Cool.

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    Quote by Noobkilla73 View Post
    Cool.

    Sorry mate on this forum we expect a bit more than " Cool " posts !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Okey...getting back to the original subject and post...Personally, I do Not believe that this ring is legitimate. The workmanship is sloppy and the skull is cartoony-it actually Grins. There may well have been originals in this Style, but I doubt very much if this is one of them. "Fakes" of this identical kind are seen very often and almost always have the "Stavanger" inside writing. As for the Genuine rings that inspired all the fakes, I have to agree with "ostlanddigger" and say that I, too, believe that such rings were intended for the Norwegian SS volunteers. It makes no sense to put the date 1940 on the table of the ring, as like Ade said, the SS were not actively involved in the invasion of Norway. It makes abit more logic-but not Much more-to target the SS Volunteers,but why would a man who enlisted in, say, 1942 want the date 1940 on his ring? No....there were certainly SS rings in Norway, but I don't believe that this is one of them.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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