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by chrispaulodale
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Videos of Museum Collections
Replies: 4
Views: 1523

Re: Videos of Museum Collections

Here's the famous FORT DE LA POMPELLE
https://youtu.be/JGxPsNNiqtg

Cheers
Chris
by chrispaulodale
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Videos of Museum Collections
Replies: 4
Views: 1523

Re: Videos of Museum Collections

Thanks guys, glad you like them. There's more to come soon... Pompelle, Rastatt etc... I'll keep you posted on this thread. Meanwhile, here's another...

AUSTRIAN ARMY MUSEUM, VIENNA
https://youtu.be/u4oyiKOiBO0

Cheers
Chris
by chrispaulodale
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Videos of Museum Collections
Replies: 4
Views: 1523

Videos of Museum Collections

I've started a YouTube channel of military mseums I've visited. Among the first few I've uploaded are some with good Pickelhaube and Imperial era collections- ROYAL BELGIAN ARMY MUSEUM, BRUSSELS BELGIUM https://youtu.be/9Av3MawXo8Q FRENCH ARMY MUSEUM, PARIS FRANCE https://youtu.be/sKhvP8KeVUo BAVARI...
by chrispaulodale
Tue May 07, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Reichsadler
Replies: 46
Views: 29196

Re: The Reichsadler

Thanks Aicusv,
Glad it was useful.
Cheers
Chris
by chrispaulodale
Mon May 06, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Reichsadler
Replies: 46
Views: 29196

Re: The Reichsadler

Here's my understanding on Schutztruppe and Reichsadler helmets so far, with notes and photos. I'd be grateful for any comments, additions or corrections that readers have to offer.
http://s400910952.websitehome.co.uk/ger ... lhaube.htm
Cheers
Chris
by chrispaulodale
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Fort de la Pompelle Museum Video
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Re: Fort de la Pompelle Museum Video

Glad you liked it Nacuaa.
Cheers
Chris
by chrispaulodale
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Fort de la Pompelle Museum Video
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Re: Fort de la Pompelle Museum Video

Thanks for the recommendation of the Gravelotte Museum, I'd not heard of that before. I'd better put it on my list to visit... the Belgian army museum is very. very good. But be warned the WW2 exhibition is closed for refurbishment at the moment, so check before you go. I'm sure other members could ...
by chrispaulodale
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Fort de la Pompelle Museum Video
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Re: Fort de la Pompelle Museum Video

Hi Willi,
Thanks for those photos, I think I prefer the old display that you saw. It was very difficult to phograph some of the helmets when they were all spread out in a large display. Still an amazing museum and a 'must see' for any Pickelhaube enthusiast.
Cheers
Chris
by chrispaulodale
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Fort de la Pompelle Museum Video
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Fort de la Pompelle Museum Video

Hello folks, I got to visit the legendary Fort de la Pompelle museum at last! Actually I went there a couple of years back and found it was closed, but now I visited when it was open. Here's a short video (with some Haube slideshow in there). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKMeOFgAXBE&t=34s Cheers ...
by chrispaulodale
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abreviation a. I. s. d. ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2706

Re: Abreviation a. I. s. d. ?

Thanks for your thoughts, chaps. Much appreciated.
by chrispaulodale
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abreviation a. I. s. d. ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2706

Abreviation a. I. s. d. ?

Hello all, Can anyone heelp me with this abreviation "a. I. s. d.". It's used after a rank title, eg "Hauptmann a. I. s. d.". I suspect it means the officier in question is still in service but on secondment (in this case to the colonies) but I'm not sure exactly. Any help appreciated. Cheers Chris
by chrispaulodale
Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Help with Identification, please...
Replies: 0
Views: 4069

Help with Identification, please...

Image

Does anyone know who this man might be?

Any help appreciated.

Cheers
Chris
by chrispaulodale
Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Has anyone got a photo of Mecklenburg Guards in Bearskins?
Replies: 2
Views: 2840

Re: Has anyone got a photo of Mecklenburg Guards in Bearskin

Here's an illustration from the Grosser Generalstab website (http://www.grosser-generalstab.de" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) http://www.grosser-generalstab.de/sturm/img4/stm4_198.jpg ...and a small one from http://www.mfpev.de/erfahrungsberichte.html" onclick="window.open(this.href...
by chrispaulodale
Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Has anyone got a photo of Mecklenburg Guards in Bearskins?
Replies: 2
Views: 2840

Has anyone got a photo of Mecklenburg Guards in Bearskins?

I've read about the Mekclenburg Schwerin Grand Ducal Guard from the 89th Regt wearing Bearskin hats and seen illustrations. Does anyone have a photo?

Cheers
Chris
by chrispaulodale
Sat May 30, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 76
Views: 19328

Re: The Mexican Haubes

Great thread, I wish I could add to it but instead I'm just learning lots...

Cheers
Chris
by chrispaulodale
Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Seebattalion/Seebataillon helmet plate
Replies: 8
Views: 5222

Re: Seebattalion/Seebataillon helmet plate

From what you say, it sounds like they were the same. I guess what we need to do is measure different examples?

Does anyone have a Tropenhelm and Tschako to check?

Cheers
Chris
by chrispaulodale
Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: King Njoya's bodyguard
Replies: 10
Views: 2818

Re: King Njoya's bodyguard

Check out thise site; http://kitokocongobelge.skyrock.com/3094331737-Nouveau-KATANGA-Garde-Presidentielle-a-Cheval-1961.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; It is about presidential guards uniforms in 1961. It is in French, but the pic's will tell you too...... :wink: They look cool ...
by chrispaulodale
Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: King Njoya's bodyguard
Replies: 10
Views: 2818

Re: King Njoya's bodyguard

No problem, glad you found it intertesting. Most of my information and photos came from the excellent study "African Crossroads: Intersections between History and Anthropology in Cameroon"...

Cheers
Chris
by chrispaulodale
Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: King Njoya's bodyguard
Replies: 10
Views: 2818

Re: King Njoya's bodyguard

Thanks guys, I'm glad you liked the pgae on Njoya's army on my website at http://www.germancolonialuniforms.co.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. You might also like this other page of other African leaders and their private armies, including Stuka's profile pic which is of the King ...
by chrispaulodale
Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Album photo, Tanganiyka campaign, 1916
Replies: 14
Views: 4060

Re: Album photo, Tanganiyka campaign, 1916

:o A great find!!!!

Cheers
Chris
by chrispaulodale
Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Army museum Brussel
Replies: 41
Views: 8418

Re: Army museum Brussel

My favourite museum!

Thanks for posting the photos...

Cheers
Chris
by chrispaulodale
Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Asians in German Uniform? Help Needed!
Replies: 10
Views: 6252

Re: Asians in German Uniform? Help Needed!

Thanks very much guys! The idea of training foreign officers does seem most likely doesn't it? Here's a couple more thoughts I had which may or may not be correct... The two cockades on the caps would seem to date the photo post 1897 though which would rule out the Chinese visitors of 1889-90 unfort...
by chrispaulodale
Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Asians in German Uniform? Help Needed!
Replies: 10
Views: 6252

Re: Asians in German Uniform? Help Needed!

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by chrispaulodale
Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Asians in German Uniform? Help Needed!
Replies: 10
Views: 6252

Asians in German Uniform? Help Needed!

Hello folks, I recently recieved an email asking for help identifying some photographs. These ones have got me stumped! They look like Asians in German uniform with German troops. A training exchange possibly? http://s400910952.websitehome.co.uk/germancolonialuniforms/forumphotos/image1forum.jpg htt...
by chrispaulodale
Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Totenkopf
Replies: 7
Views: 2621

Re: Totenkopf

He is not an active member but still cruises the forum posts on occasion. When I said email him, I meant from his Bunker web site. I am in continual contact with him via email. In usual Tony fashion, he has made a study of these originals and repros Glad to hear he is still in touch and alive! I th...
by chrispaulodale
Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Force Publique / Congo / Wolseley pith hat
Replies: 23
Views: 6407

Re: Force Publique / Congo / Wolseley pith hat

Great photos! Thanks for sharing.

Cheers
Chris
by chrispaulodale
Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 1914 Belgian Congo "Wangermée" jacket
Replies: 4
Views: 1666

Re: 1914 Belgian Congo "Wangermée" jacket

Very nice tunic! Thanks for sharing the pics... Looking forward to seeing more on your website too! Here's a photo which I think shows members of the Force Publique with one of the captured Koenigsberg guns- http://s400910952.websitehome.co.uk/germancolonialuniforms/militaria/kbergguns/korogwe1.jpg ...
by chrispaulodale
Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Schutztruppe Deutsch-Südwest Afrika - Sanitäts - Feldwebel
Replies: 11
Views: 4771

Re: Schutztruppe Deutsch-Südwest Afrika - Sanitäts - Feldweb

Great thanks!

In addition to yesterday, the blue is described as Dunkel Blau and the Sudwester hatband would also have been dark blue... I really need to write a page on colonial officials soon!

Cheers
Chris
by chrispaulodale
Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Schutztruppe Deutsch-Südwest Afrika - Sanitäts - Feldwebel
Replies: 11
Views: 4771

Re: Schutztruppe Deutsch-Südwest Afrika - Sanitäts - Feldweb

Sorry for my late addition here.... great, great photo! And nice work Karsten on the medals! I think the Sanitaets Unteroffizier, I think had these colours- Blue Facing, Red Piping, Yellow Lace- http://s400910952.websitehome.co.uk/germancolonialuniforms/illustrations/officials%20insignia/arm%20sanit...
by chrispaulodale
Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: An early collector showing off his impressive two!
Replies: 2
Views: 1983

An early collector showing off his impressive two!

I saw this photo on http://www.germanmilitaria.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and liked it.

Image

Cheers
Chris
by chrispaulodale
Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: "Leibgarde des Kaisers in neuen Tropenuniformen"
Replies: 16
Views: 11428

Re: "Leibgarde des Kaisers in neuen Tropenuniformen"

That's great Glenn, thanks as always for that info!

So, who are the two who accompanied Waldersee in China?
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Cheers
Chris
by chrispaulodale
Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Reichsadler
Replies: 46
Views: 29196

Re: The Reichsadler

Hi Ron, I can't help much but I did like that Japanese collector's link. On this page- http://masas-attic.jugem.jp/?cid=16&PHPSESSID=983e36b794d6f34d395c320d03b923ef" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; He has more Reichsadler Wappen. A possible Schutztruppe helm, this RG one, another RG o...
by chrispaulodale
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Afghan Mission 1915-16
Replies: 16
Views: 6080

Re: Afghan Mission 1915-16

Thanks for the clarification.

Cheers
Chris
by chrispaulodale
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: 1868 Bayer. Infanterie Model Raupenhelm, 1913 Diedenhofen
Replies: 11
Views: 4318

Re: 1868 Bayer. Infanterie Model Raupenhelm, 1913 Diedenhofe

Wow! That colourisation is great. Who did it? Have they done others?

Cheers
Chris
by chrispaulodale
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Afghan Mission 1915-16
Replies: 16
Views: 6080

Re: Afghan Mission 1915-16

Thank you very much for those details. So the total of 123 includes those that arrived after the Niedermayer expedition... does it confirm that first four on your list (Hibján Géza, Erdélyi Ferenc, Fargó Árpád and Kósz István) crossed the Afghan border with Niedermayer and Co?
Cheers
Chris
by chrispaulodale
Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: For the French speaking people among us
Replies: 9
Views: 2673

Re: For the French speaking people among us

Here's a good place to start Joe...
http://www.terraculturae.com/pages/casques-a-pointe/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Cheers
Chris
by chrispaulodale
Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Grouping Prince Alfons of Bavaria, Chevaulegers Regt. Nr.7
Replies: 47
Views: 25523

Re: Grouping Prince Alfons of Bavaria, Chevaulegers Regt. Nr

Amazing collection!!!!

Thanks for sharing,

Cheers
Chris
by chrispaulodale
Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Afghan Mission 1915-16
Replies: 16
Views: 6080

Re: Afghan Mission 1915-16

Hi Markgrav, That's great information, thank you. Do you have the names of the six who wrote their memoirs and is their any biographical or other interesting information in them? The figure of 123 AH POWs getting to Afghanistan is surprisingly high. Other sources quote that only 50 or so of the miss...
by chrispaulodale
Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Imperial War Museum Collection Online
Replies: 3
Views: 1430

Re: Imperial War Museum Collection Online

They have a great collection from the German colonies too- http://s400910952.websitehome.co.uk/germancolonialuniforms/militaria/iwm.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; But don't visit them too soon! It's closed until next year for a refurbishment when they will have a grand opening to...
by chrispaulodale
Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Afghan Mission 1915-16
Replies: 16
Views: 6080

Re: Afghan Mission 1915-16

That's interesting, does it say how many were there or give any other information on them?
by chrispaulodale
Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:56 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Afghan Mission 1915-16
Replies: 16
Views: 6080

Re: Afghan Mission 1915-16

Hi Markgraf, No, I couldn't find anymore information about the Austro-Hungarian soldiers. If anyone else can that would be great. Most of the biographical information and the name and nationality of the only KuK soldier identified was in this PDF document- http://www.phototheca-afghanica.ch/uploads/...
by chrispaulodale
Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Afghan Mission 1915-16
Replies: 16
Views: 6080

Re: Afghan Mission 1915-16

That's great Glenn, thanks again! There were some other curious medals to be seen on that trip- http://s400910952.websitehome.co.uk/germancolonialuniforms/photos/afghanmission6.jpg From left to right these men are- Maulavi Barkatullah, Werner von Hentig, Mahendra Pratap, Kâzım Orbay and Walter Röhr ...
by chrispaulodale
Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Afghan Mission 1915-16
Replies: 16
Views: 6080

Re: Afghan Mission 1915-16

Thank you Glenn, as always. When I asked "can anyone help identify..." what I actually meant was "can Glenn help identify..."! That's a great starting point. Do you know any of these medals for certain? Have you seen Hentig on a Rangliste? I guess with him not being an active officer before the outb...
by chrispaulodale
Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Afghan Mission 1915-16
Replies: 16
Views: 6080

Afghan Mission 1915-16

Photos from the collection of Lt von Hentig on the Mission to Afghanistan (Photos © Stiftung Bibliotheca Afghanica)- http://www.phototheca-afghanica.ch/index.php?id=35&no_cache=1&L=3&no_cache=1&tx_browser_pi1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;[tx_fmphototheca_collection.title][]=5 Can an...
by chrispaulodale
Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:48 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Some help about abreviations in the Ehren-Rang-Liste, PLEASE
Replies: 5
Views: 1264

Re: Some help about abreviations in the Ehren-Rang-Liste, PL

Glenn you never cease to amaze me. One day one of us will think up a question so cunning that even you do not know the answer, until that day keep up the good work for all of us!

Cheers
Chris
by chrispaulodale
Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Imperial War Museum Collection Online
Replies: 3
Views: 1430

Imperial War Museum Collection Online

I've just noticed a lot of the London Imperial War Museum Collection is up online, have a search for "Pickelhaube" and other things at- http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;? Cheers Chris PS Can we have a separate section on this forum for Museum Col...
by chrispaulodale
Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Schutzhelm der Deutschen Fliegertruppe
Replies: 5
Views: 2809

Re: Schutzhelm der Deutschen Fliegertruppe

Very nice! Thanks for posting...

Cheers
Chris
by chrispaulodale
Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Waffenrock to identify
Replies: 6
Views: 3313

Re: Waffenrock to identify

Hi Dave, There is not too much information about the Württemberg uniforms especially the 1871. Volume2 of The German Infantry from 1871 to 1914 Uniforms and Equipment by Ulrich Herr and Jens Nguyen will tell you a lot about them. Is it possible to confirm in 100% that is the Württemberg waffenrock ...
by chrispaulodale
Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hawaiian Pickelhaube
Replies: 5
Views: 1954

Re: Hawaiian Pickelhaube

Thanks Michel for the additional information. That sounds like a very reasonable price indeed!

Cheers
Chris