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by Peter_Suciu
Sat Feb 18, 2006 12:15 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Louisville SOS
Replies: 83
Views: 45939

Joe-- I don't think that is Craig who was married in an SS uniform. Craig's an OK guy, but he is a little too into his Nazi daggers. Oh and he's Jewish (shhh...wouldn't want to upset those TR collectors too much). But Tony's comment is too far off. If I was getting in on Thursday night I'd rather wa...
by Peter_Suciu
Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:38 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Louisville SOS
Replies: 83
Views: 45939

Craig's party at MAX in 2003 (the last year it was in Pittsburgh) wasn't too bad. But the crowd is a bit into the Third Reich stuff.

I don't get into until Friday morning, so I'll miss it.
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:29 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: The 1914/1915 Christmas Truces - Movie Search
Replies: 5
Views: 2598

Downfall came out late 2004, and was nominated for an Academy Award for "Best Foreign Film." It was about the final days of Berlin in 1945. A very good looking film. Probably appreciated a bit TOO much by some Third Reich collectors...if you know what I mean. But as WWII films go, I highly recommen...
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Feb 16, 2006 6:21 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: The 1914/1915 Christmas Truces - Movie Search
Replies: 5
Views: 2598

OK, I should have just done all the research and then responded. SORRY. The film will be released on Amazon.fr (France) on May 17. This will be region 2. I don't know if this will have English subtitles. I don't speak French but the information was a little light anyway. No listing on Amazon.co.uk a...
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Feb 16, 2006 6:16 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: The 1914/1915 Christmas Truces - Movie Search
Replies: 5
Views: 2598

Ah...OK, it is listed on Moviefone: http://movies.aol.com/movie/main.adp?_pgtyp=pdct&mid=23135 It is coming to North American on March 3rd. So I would expect a DVD in the summer or fall. Or try Amazon.fr or Amazon.co.uk. The film might be available in another region (you'll need a region free DVD pl...
by Peter_Suciu
Thu Feb 16, 2006 6:12 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: The 1914/1915 Christmas Truces - Movie Search
Replies: 5
Views: 2598

Here is some more information: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424205/ The was nominated for a Golden Globe for "Best Foreign Language Film." I have not seen that it was released that widely in North America. I assume a DVD will be out this year. I would look at Amazon.com. It is possible that a bootle...
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads Up on a article by one of our members
Replies: 1
Views: 1964

Thank you for the kudos. They are most appreciated.

The Shvartz helmet was something I wanted for years. I've really been into the experimental helmets lately. I picked up a couple of the American WWI helmets. Some great stuff.
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: Camouflage American Brodie Helmets
Replies: 8
Views: 3472

Hi Chas--
I wouldn't remove the badge either. Sorry for even suggesting a thing.

The way the badge is on there looks good, and that does look like a proper WWI era cap badge. Thus I believe it is possible that the marine added it on in the field.

Very nice helmet again!
by Peter_Suciu
Sun Feb 12, 2006 9:47 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: Camouflage American Brodie Helmets
Replies: 8
Views: 3472

Here is an interesting Web site on the subject: http://www.scuttlebuttsmallchow.com/helmega.html According to that site the Marines wore British-produced helmets. I can neither confirm nor deny this, but I will ask Chris Armold if he had heard anything on the matter. His example: http://www.steelpot...
by Peter_Suciu
Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: Camouflage American Brodie Helmets
Replies: 8
Views: 3472

As an international helmet collector I've managed to gather just about every book on the subject, and I've collected helmets for about 25 years (since I was 12). I'm also friends with a lot of other helmet collectors. I spoke with Chris Armold about these two topics. BTW...he talks about the camo pa...
by Peter_Suciu
Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: WW1 Television Documentary
Replies: 33
Views: 13552

On the topic of "What If" Harry Turtledove's The Great War series, and follow-up American Empire and Settling Accounts gives a vague look at what would have happened had Germany won WWI. These three series are actually about a world where the CSA won the American Civil War, and then fought the USA i...
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Louisville SOS
Replies: 83
Views: 45939

No worries...but what you meant was Peter Suciu <sp>, that indicates that you may have misspelled the word. (I never stop being a journalist). OK, the name is pronounced Sue-Chew. It is in fact Romanian, but I typically tell people that it is Italian (and that the family came from Italy and just spe...
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:49 am
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Louisville SOS
Replies: 83
Views: 45939

Chas can I ship them to your house? I just need an address to ship them to. I do not want to schlep them on the plane. Brian Kaiser Bill Randy Joe Gus Slim Paul Lebrasseur Chas King Weasel Colonel Ron Peter Suciu (sic) Muth 25 Dave Mosher Sic? I'm neither ill nor spelling my name wrong. (Sic) would...
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:59 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: Louisville SOS
Replies: 83
Views: 45939

I will be there on Friday and Saturday. Last year I flew there and back on the same day but there are no flights home to NYC on Friday so I'm going for the weekend instead.

I'll be there looking for helmets. Too many helmets too little money! :o
by Peter_Suciu
Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:54 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: The First World War on the Military Channel
Replies: 8
Views: 3251

James LeBrasseur wrote:Chas- thanks for the link, I just ordered it!

James
I also received the book, which this is based on, for Christmas. It is very enjoyable. It has some great color photos from WWI as well.
by Peter_Suciu
Wed Dec 21, 2005 4:14 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: Kaiser Wilhelm II -- becoming King of England?
Replies: 6
Views: 3137

That is a good point. I know that Queen Victoria was unable to be the ruler of Hanover, because a woman couldn't take on the role.

That would have made for an interesting Franco-Prussian War had England had kings the whole way. Would the English King have been a vassal of the Kaiser?
by Peter_Suciu
Sat Dec 17, 2005 12:30 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: Kaiser Wilhelm II -- becoming King of England?
Replies: 6
Views: 3137

Kaiser Wilhelm II -- becoming King of England?

How far down the line was the Kaiser for the throne of England? As grandson of Queen Victoria he must have been in there somewhere, but at what point would have been "out of the running?" Would this have been as soon as war was declared, and was he ever taken off the list of succession after he abdi...
by Peter_Suciu
Sun Oct 09, 2005 7:00 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Stahlhelm
Replies: 9
Views: 4007

I have a nice Irish helmet but I've been in search for a badge for quite some time. My understanding is that only the officers received the badges. Most of the ones on eBay are fakes. The real ones are quite hard to find. I was recently discussing hte badges on the Wehrmact Awards Forum: http://www....
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:21 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Flogging a Dead Horse?
Replies: 12
Views: 5517

Hey Chas, Nice helmets, I must disagree with Tony on this subject though. Nearly every country used spiked helmets (Pickelhauben) at some point in their history, all were inspired by the Prussian Pickelhaube. If we were to discount the British helmets, then we should overlook the American ones too,...
by Peter_Suciu
Sun Sep 11, 2005 3:17 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Royal Artillery Home Service Helmet
Replies: 7
Views: 3643

That is a very fine helmet. I love all the helmets from this era. If only the soldiers had any idea what was coming! :shock:
by Peter_Suciu
Sun Sep 11, 2005 3:15 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Not German...but still interesting
Replies: 6
Views: 3873

epsomgreen wrote:Hi Peter:

I can't access your pictures. :cry:

Chas.
Hmmm? And I can't upload the photo.

Try this link:
http://www.nyc-techwriters.com/french_1880.htm
by Peter_Suciu
Sun Sep 11, 2005 12:41 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: The Great War in Africa by Bryon Farwell
Replies: 1
Views: 1613

The Great War in Africa by Bryon Farwell

This is probably one of the best books on a little covered subject. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0393305643/qid=1126413595/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/102-9714731-3935309?v=glance&s=books&n=507846 Bryon Farwell's account of the war in Africa is truly impressive. I enjoyed it from...
by Peter_Suciu
Sun Sep 11, 2005 12:39 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: The First World War on the Military Channel
Replies: 8
Views: 3251

epsomgreen wrote: Is this the series? If so, I purchased it from Borders last week. Episode One was excellent.
That is the one. Brilliant series from start to finish. I truly enjoyed it!
by Peter_Suciu
Sun Sep 11, 2005 12:28 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Not German...but still interesting
Replies: 6
Views: 3873

Not German...but still interesting

This is my newest addition. A French Marine Infantry Model 1880 pith helmet. Used throughout their "empire" including in Africa as well as during the Boxer Rebellion in China.

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by Peter_Suciu
Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:06 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Chilean Pickelhaube
Replies: 11
Views: 5127

Re: Chilean Pickelhaube

Rendsburg wrote:For who don't know, and for who know.
Otto
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That is an interesting piece. Where can you find one of those?
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Sep 06, 2005 5:34 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Newest addition to the Pickelhaubes.Com collection.
Replies: 8
Views: 4649

Great piece Brian!
by Peter_Suciu
Tue Sep 06, 2005 5:33 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: The First World War on the Military Channel
Replies: 8
Views: 3251

Re: The First World War on the Military Channel

Sorry...I posted this message. I didn't realize I wasn't logged in at the time.

Very interesting series anyway! :lol: