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by joerookery
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: The German Failure in Belgium, August 1914
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: The German Failure in Belgium, August 1914

In the acknowledgments –Edwin Van Bloois from Holland provided a great deal of information and photographs about the crossings at Lixhe and Dutch neutrality. Lars Alfers, a Dutchman from Norway provided a unique set of pictures and some analysis of locations from Google Earth.
by joerookery
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhaube, just found
Replies: 13
Views: 241

Re: Pickelhaube, just found

Thanks!
by joerookery
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: The German Failure in Belgium, August 1914
Replies: 3
Views: 72

The German Failure in Belgium, August 1914

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1759/28980693778_e42b3a4d21_z.jpg cover book 5 by Joe Robinson , on Flickr The German Failure in Belgium, August 1914--How Faulty Reconnaisance Exposed the Weakness of the Schlieffen Plan. This should make academia sit up. Dr. Dennis Showalter is a professor emeritus ...
by joerookery
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prisoner of War Art
Replies: 6
Views: 1077

Re: Prisoner of War Art

Extremely cool
by joerookery
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Horse on eagle
Replies: 17
Views: 244

Re: Horse on eagle

Bruno, I intend to copy your mark for RJR 78. It is not on the list. You said it was difficult to photograph and it must be true as you regularly have crystal clear pictures of Mark's.
by joerookery
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhaube, just found
Replies: 13
Views: 241

Re: Pickelhaube, just found

May I copy the picture of the marking? We do not have it on the list and it is quite rare.
by joerookery
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: The Forgotten Janis of The Great War
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: The Forgotten Janis of The Great War

Great article. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. Totally new to me.
by joerookery
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: The helmet that never existed
Replies: 13
Views: 1255

Re: The helmet that never existed

Thanks for taking the effort John. That was interesting.
by joerookery
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Реальные знакомства взрослых
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: Реальные знакомства взрослых

I regularly don't get emails like that. The ones I get offer a magic pill That will increase the size of part of my anatomy. How did they know? I was thinking about buying some but Gus bought out the entire inventory. Now you will have to excuse me I have to get back to helping this Nigerian princes...
by joerookery
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhauben Regimental Markings
Replies: 58
Views: 37897

Re: Pickelhauben Regimental Markings

Pictures?
by joerookery
Fri May 25, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pickelhaube 2 is on the way
Replies: 24
Views: 409

Re: Pickelhaube 2 is on the way

I detected a little confusion on these crosses. Maybe I am wrong but this poorly written 2004 article might help. http://pickelhauben.net/landwehr-crosses-the-basics/ When it comes to Prussian officer wappen there are three distinct types. Active, reserve, and Landwehr. Then there are a million vari...
by joerookery
Fri May 25, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Kit helmet
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Kit helmet

Ron, I was not so egalitarian. The fact is that my old software could no longer collect/connect to my FTP. So I trashed the old software and put this on WordPress. I continue to learn about how this works. I hired a Romanian guy to make the big transfer. Much smarter than me – I could not do it. One...
by joerookery
Fri May 25, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 3. Thuringisches Infanterie Regiment (Nr. 71) Pickelhaube
Replies: 40
Views: 849

Re: 3. Thuringisches Infanterie Regiment (Nr. 71) Pickelhaube

Alan,

When you get it sorted out I would like to get a clean picture of the marking for the list. We have three different examples of JR 71 but none of them similar to what you are describing. The pictures you have put up are not usable and I know you are working on it. Seems like a wonderful find!
by joerookery
Sun May 20, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Disproportional amount of "Jansens"
Replies: 13
Views: 395

Re: Disproportional amount of "Jansens"

James has a copy of the advertisement for war bond helmets somewhere around here. It is absolutely great.
by joerookery
Sun May 20, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Kit helmet
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Kit helmet

13 years ago I wrote an article on these things and the name stuck. James was looking for it and I found that it did not make the transition along with a couple of other items to the new website format. So I rebuilt it. I still don't know how to put the leading picture on word press but I am working...
by joerookery
Fri May 18, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Bavarian Officer Pickelhaube
Replies: 27
Views: 407

Re: Bavarian Officer Pickelhaube

It's my understanding that the white dots are spider droppings/poo. :-" :o
LOL You are probably right! :happy2:
by joerookery
Fri May 18, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Bavarian Officer Pickelhaube
Replies: 27
Views: 407

Re: Bavarian Officer Pickelhaube

ok!
by joerookery
Fri May 18, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Bavarian Officer Pickelhaube
Replies: 27
Views: 407

Re: Bavarian Officer Pickelhaube

Does the gold colored spiked base twist off from the zinc Kreuz?
by joerookery
Fri May 18, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Disproportional amount of "Jansens"
Replies: 13
Views: 395

Re: Disproportional amount of "Jansens"

there were too a stock of FAR 44 because of the number of helmets and Uberzug you can find today in USA.
Agreed
by joerookery
Fri May 18, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Bavarian Officer Pickelhaube
Replies: 27
Views: 407

Re: Bavarian Officer Pickelhaube

One more thing, I would bet that the spike has a bayonet lug type connection. As you were able to remove the spike you could take a picture of the top of the helmet without the spike on it. This seems to be something Bavarian. Bayonet spikes without M15 rosettes.
by joerookery
Fri May 18, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Bavarian Officer Pickelhaube
Replies: 27
Views: 407

Re: Bavarian Officer Pickelhaube

Hess-What a great helmet to start with! Welcome to the forum. As everyone else has said totally original with some very interesting mid war discussion points. This is a kind of thing that makes you dig more. JR 16 for some reason is not that easy to find. Some regiments seem to be an abundance and o...
by joerookery
Mon May 14, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: A question to Joe
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: A question to Joe

I could not follow that. I don't think it is a big difference of opinion. Of course the recruit depot was a company of the ersatz battalion and it could be done then. As to how much they cost? I don't really know but something tells me I saw some for sale and some catalog. I don't know if paper was ...
by joerookery
Sun May 06, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Unique rosettes and inner reinforced plate
Replies: 15
Views: 526

Re: Unique rosettes and inner reinforced plate

Amy- great helmets, I cannot tell you how rare those rosettes are, like hen's teeth, you just do not find them.

James
Understatement of the year! Congratulations Amy
by joerookery
Tue May 01, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Disproportional amount of "Jansens"
Replies: 13
Views: 395

Re: Disproportional amount of "Jansens"

Tell me more about these. As I have two marked to TB8. Thanks Friday Feb 7, 1919 THE STARS AND STRIPES newspaper, Page 1, Column 1: “85,750 Shiny Ones on Way to American Prussian Guards’ Helmets will help sale of Liberty Bonds The doughboy guards at Coblenz who kept the keys to the German warehouse...
by joerookery
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Disproportional amount of "Jansens"
Replies: 13
Views: 395

Re: Disproportional amount of "Jansens"

They were relatively large and won a series of contracts from the war ministry to supply different Army corps. similar to the American war bond helmets many access helmets in depots were purchased in mass. Therefore, it makes a lot of sense that there were a lot of helmets specifically marked to Jan...
by joerookery
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: A question to Joe
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: A question to Joe

I tend to agree with Steve. These tags were actually purchased at the sutler store. I once had a pack of them. Sort of printed like a modern day name tag. They came in two varieties apparently, cloth and paper. Now just to add a little fog, The recruit depot was one of the companies of the ersatz ba...
by joerookery
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Wappen/Helmet Plates
Topic: M15 steel helmet Wappen
Replies: 47
Views: 27223

Re: M15 steel helmet Wappen

???
by joerookery
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Cavalry with arty ball
Replies: 12
Views: 481

Re: Cavalry with arty ball

Imageps1107 by Joe Robinson, on Flickr
by joerookery
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Toy soldiers Publius. WW1
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: Toy soldiers Publius. WW1

I think those are pretty cool.
by joerookery
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 95th Regt enlisted for Restoration
Replies: 17
Views: 561

Re: Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 95th Regt enlisted for Restoration

Alan,
I am going to steal your mark. The one we have on the list has a great deal of glare. Yours is much better. I trust this is okay?
by joerookery
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: A few regimental stamps more for the list
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: A few regimental stamps more for the list

Thank you for the stamps! I will try to get to it this weekend. The cockade colors are quite confusing for this grand Duchy: Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1813-1871: Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach) The Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, a German state in Thuringia since 1566, was a member state of the German Con...
by joerookery
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS Pictures 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2002

Re: SOS Pictures 2018

:bravo:
by joerookery
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 792

Re: SOS 2019

The other thing you could do is just take a good sniff. Gus is often located by his body odor. I will be in the cafeteria – selling smokes.
by joerookery
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Officer Kokarden 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Officer Kokarden 2018

I don't know what the struggles are but I am sure they are immense. I will be very interested to hear what conclusions are drawn as this is a minefield of examples and Dr. jobs. This could be very very educational.
by joerookery
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 792

Re: SOS 2019

Amy,

You are coming! At last I can finally meet you. Do you still live in Singapore? What an international group we have!
by joerookery
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: Postcards Celebrating the Central Powers
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Postcards Celebrating the Central Powers

Love it!
by joerookery
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 792

Re: SOS 2019

When I made hotel reservations the Hilton Garden Inn was already sold out. So I switched to the Holiday Inn. There must be a Barbie doll convention in town.
by joerookery
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Communications/Telegraph Troops
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: Communications/Telegraph Troops

One of the fun things I discovered is that at least in 1914 – you had telegraph troops but no telegraphs. Telephones and radios were it. They stopped with the telegraph around 1910.
by joerookery
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Friedrich v. Merkatz
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Friedrich v. Merkatz

You are a true genius! Do you have a high-resolution scan? If so can you email it to me? This is wonderful and thank you!
by joerookery
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: advice please
Replies: 8
Views: 309

Re: advice please

and because these large cockades are scarce, they have been commonly, and wrongly, replaced with small ones. I tend to agree with Bruno. We should make a lot of picture searches. It is incredibly interesting question. Especially for the helmets that came back to the USA in 1918 and 1919. We have a ...
by joerookery
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS Pictures 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2002

Re: SOS Pictures 2018

Look how small Brian's hands are.
by joerookery
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS Pictures 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2002

Re: SOS Pictures 2018

Why don't you just email me the pictures or send them in a message. I can then transfer and put them up?
by joerookery
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: SOS Pictures 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2002

Re: SOS Pictures 2018

That is lame. Go get James' son the square you away. there are many people who can help. What a copout. Does anyone really believe that. You are just too busy.
by joerookery
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Fixed spike M15 helmets
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Re: Fixed spike M15 helmets

Was there such a thing as a twist off spike in brass?
Yes, just look at the officer M15s
by joerookery
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Col. J's site
Replies: 12
Views: 473

Re: Col. J's site

Thanks!