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 Post subject: Austrian WWI uniform
PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:54 am 
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In 1972, I was visiting a girl in Upper Austria who was an exchange student in a nearby town. Her father was cleaning the attic, he asked if I would help. Most of the afternoon was spent putting things in the good, trash and wood piles when he handed me a WWI tunic with the instruction "Müll" for the trash pile. I challenged him and he assured me that he wanted it in the garbage, I asked if I could have it and he said "Nein" and explained that it was dirty, had moth holes and water damage. I pressed him, and he relented. I opened the tunic and found the field cap in the breast pocket. He saw how excited I was and started looking for anything to go with it. He found a waterbottle with leather harness, two single pocket ammo pouches and a pile of letters and cards. I was able to find a pair of trousers with the correct piping from a costume house to complete the uniform and it is one of the most prized in my collection.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:10 pm 
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Very cool story, makes you think how many hundreds of thousands of pieces of militaria have ended up in the trash.

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 Post subject: Re: Austrian WWI uniform
PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:19 am 
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Cool story indeed . :thumb up:

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