Permit for Belgian soldier in kriegsgefangenenlager Soltau

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Permit for Belgian soldier in kriegsgefangenenlager Soltau

Post by Pickelhaube » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:48 am

Here is a little find from a few weeks ago. It's a permit given to a Belgian soldier to go from 1 part of the lager to another part without any armed guard. It might be just a little piece of paper and not in the best condition but i can't imagine there were alot of these given to prisoners of war.

I've placed a piece of paper over the soldiers name because they still have to empty the house and if the shed was an indication, there will be alot more militaria to be found. In the past months i've bought a Belgian shako, a Belgian adrian, a m16 camo and a bunch of ww2 stuf which i've sold already.(almost everything was in great condition)

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here's the link to the m16 camo:

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And now there's still alot of papers left.

From that household, the father (colonel) and 2 sons were in the Belgian army during ww1. One of the sons was taken captive in 1914 and spend the rest of the war in captivity. There are atleast 300 letters written by both sons to their relatives, 4 Belgian gazettes which were published by the Belgians prisoners in Soltau and alot more papers dating from 1600 to 1950.

During ww2, the son of the person on the permit fled to England during the German invasion of Belgium and became a spitfire pilot. Even his uniform and flightsuit were discovered in the shed.

At the moment i'm trying to get atleast all the papers from ww1, i especially want the letters and the gazettes but at the moment he wants to sell the 3 bananaboxes full with papers together for a high sum.

I hope i can show you more stuff soon as the negotiations are still busy.

Greetings

Pickelhaube
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Re: Permit for Belgian soldier in kriegsgefangenenlager Solt

Post by coert65 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:00 am

Nice find!

Looks like you stumbled on something beautiful there, a shed full of military items with the history added to it.

I wish something like that would happen to me, but wouldn't we all?
:bravo:

Greetings, Coert :)

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Re: Permit for Belgian soldier in kriegsgefangenenlager Solt

Post by Jaap Verduijn » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:58 am

That is a very special find! Good!
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