i will let you know when one, or the other, arrives Friedrich-Berthold.
i see that first option is going to cost me about 1200 Euro.
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 02-15-2013 at 07:13 PM.
I thought it was Peiper to begin with and almost wet my pants!
The resemblance is remarkable.
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
a very interesting thread for me thus far with a truly wonderful recommendation from Friedrich-Berthold to enhance my library and thanks to Paul E and all for the great discussion.
just seeing a few rarer photographs would have been great and was what i expected at the start, but the information and content here really has been a pleasure to see!
There is a costly, but authoritative way to answer the questions that bounce around here and take up a ton of time without any definitive answer.
A collector who wants to plunk down thousands of bucks for things tied to tall tales can arm themselves with knowledge which takes some self help versus the welfare entitlements of asking me or the other stalwarts here over and over again. We are not great in number, and, as Ben pointed out, we are fading away by dint of age.
If, however, you want a low level of expertise, you will secure a commensurate level of collecting success seen by the whole wide world.
This issue was always more than explosive on the other site, where the enemies of knowledge were especially aggressive and loud.
The successful collector is not just one with a lurid data base of fake stitches and off kilter Lubstein foil pressings in satin, but such a collector has a firm grasp of military and political organization in the III. Reich beyond the ripping yarns of the history channel or a Sergeant Rock comic book.
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 02-16-2013 at 03:13 PM.
i don't mean to seem repetitive, but once again, a truly insightful post with value in it that should be understood by all.
all that we do, done correctly, we do with difficulty.
one must learn and if one is having too good a time at it, one isn't learning as much as one could or should.