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M40 SD Luft - ET 64 Lot 1179 w/ reminder of the tragedy of war

Article about: I bought this last week, and found the picture tucked into the liner, inscribed on the back "Zum (--- I can't make out his name) - Deine Freundin - Christl" there since then. Jim G

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    Default M40 SD Luft - ET 64 Lot 1179 w/ reminder of the tragedy of war

    I bought this last week, and found the picture tucked into the liner, inscribed on the back "Zum (--- I can't make out his name) - Deine Freundin - Christl" there since then. Jim G.
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    Default Re: M40 SD Luft - ET 64 Lot 1179 w/ reminder of the tragedy of war

    it reads zum andenken deine freundin christel
    to remember your friend christel

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    Thank you. My Uncle told me that when he was in combat in France he had a picture of his wife and son tucked into his liner. He would get very emotional when he spoke about his 25th birthday in Normandy, 8/3/44. He was in the 2nd ID. They were on the attack and he was pinned down under an intense barrage. He told me that he pulled the picture out so that he could be with his family when the shell that killed him hit. He survived the War, and we just lost him 2 Christmas's ago. When I found this picture all I could think about was what those poor sob's, on both sides on the line, endured, and the cost to all of war. Jim G.

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    Thank you. My Uncle told me that when he was in combat in France he had a picture of his wife and son tucked into his liner. He would get very emotional when he spoke about his 25th birthday in Normandy, 8/3/44. He was in the 2nd ID. They were on the attack and he was pinned down under an intense barrage. He told me that he pulled the picture out so that he could be with his family when the shell that killed him hit. He survived the War, and we just lost him 2 Christmas's ago. When I found this picture all I could think about was what those poor sob's, on both sides on the line, endured, and the cost to all of war. Jim G.
    2nd ID saw alot of combat in Normandy.
    spent 11 years there miss it.
    Nice helmet in great condition.

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    A nice personal piece of history Jim !!
    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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    I have a helmet from the same lot. The linen has been change for other one and has no decals, it was painted. It came to me as a birthday gift in 1978, purchased from a used military equipment shop in Mexico city my dad told me from the same guy, it came with an iron cross and a German medal, a swastica with the ring of leaves and a pin of German youth. I thougth I was never going to see this since the lots were of 5000 helmets but here it is.

    Regards from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, México.

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    Jim that's a fantastic helmet!!!!!

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    Incredible find. The helmet is fantastic, but the picture really takes it to the next level.

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    Thats a pretty amazing helmet! The picture is just great! I know a lady named Cristel who grew up in the TR, I wonder if its her... (chances are no)

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