His Latest Finds

Post your latest treasure.

Moderator: b.loree

Post Reply
User avatar
MG1918
Contributor
Contributor
Posts: 311
Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:51 am
Location: UK

His Latest Finds

Post by MG1918 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:18 am

:-?
Image
Seeking items for the MG08, MG08/15 & T Gewehr AT Mauser rifle.

User avatar
joerookery
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 6452
Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2005 7:25 pm
Location: Pensacola Florida
Contact:

Re: His Latest Finds

Post by joerookery » Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:35 am

I'm having a meeting at the Australian war Memorial later this year. Not only do they get these souvenirs they took home a tank!
VR/Joe
www.pickelhauben.net
The British philosopher and historian R.G. Colligwood said, "it is not
the facts that are interesting in history, but the questions and their
answers - and these can never be fixed.

User avatar
edwin
Elite Member
Elite Member
Posts: 2133
Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:54 pm
Location: Netherlands

Re: His Latest Finds

Post by edwin » Sat Aug 08, 2015 3:22 pm

Famous picture! I don't remember his name anymore but I read that he survived the war and served multiple tour of duties in Flanders. He died in the 50's in Austrialia and there is even a street named after him. Not surprisingly, the war had affected his mental state.

I will look for the proper reference and add it later :study:

Regards,

Edwin

skelts1974
Contributor
Contributor
Posts: 117
Joined: Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:54 pm

Re: His Latest Finds

Post by skelts1974 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:41 am

Joe,

The tank in question is the Mephisto. It was supposed to be sent to the AWM, but when it arrived in Brisbane the State governor had it unloaded and dragged to the Queensland museum. He then petitioned the Prime Minister to keep it here based on the fact that it was captured by a Queensland battalion. The tank is currently on loan to the AWM in Canberra.

Interesting the AIF stole it a second time. At the end of the war the British government claimed it, but the AIF stole it and had it shipped to Australia before the British could get their hands on it.

When it comes down to it we are a nation of theiving bastards! Oh and the previous photo is one of the most iconic pictures of the AIF from WW1 in my view.

Regards

Steve

skelts1974
Contributor
Contributor
Posts: 117
Joined: Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:54 pm

Re: His Latest Finds

Post by skelts1974 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:47 am

Mephisto A7v - the last remaining Of its kind
Attachments
image.jpg
image.jpg

User avatar
MG1918
Contributor
Contributor
Posts: 311
Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:51 am
Location: UK

Re: His Latest Finds

Post by MG1918 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:17 am

The Aussie soldier is famous and it will be interesting to know his name.
Mark
Seeking items for the MG08, MG08/15 & T Gewehr AT Mauser rifle.

User avatar
joerookery
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 6452
Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2005 7:25 pm
Location: Pensacola Florida
Contact:

Re: His Latest Finds

Post by joerookery » Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:42 am

Steve,

We are headed to New Zealand and Australia later this year. We were all set to go to the museum in Brisbane when we discovered that the tank was in Canberra. We have been invited to a meeting at the Australian war Memorial in Canberra. We intend to fly there and return to the coast. The good news is they are going to take us around the displays and will finally get to see that tank! Sort of a bucket list thing. Last year the tank was actually on a traveling roadshow from the museum in Brisbane. Two things I can say about Australia – it is expensive and very welcoming. They tried to arrange a talk at the Memorial but the theater was booked when we will actually be available. I have heard so many good things about the Australian war Memorial now we will get to see it!
VR/Joe
www.pickelhauben.net
The British philosopher and historian R.G. Colligwood said, "it is not
the facts that are interesting in history, but the questions and their
answers - and these can never be fixed.

User avatar
stuka f
Special Ranks Member
Special Ranks Member
Posts: 1612
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:10 pm
Location: flandria nostra

Re: His Latest Finds

Post by stuka f » Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:43 am

We had him before! His name is here somewhere on the forum.
|<
Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
http://virtueel-museum-antwerpen.webnode.be/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
cheers
|<ris
Image

User avatar
Khukri
Special Ranks Member
Special Ranks Member
Posts: 1607
Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:21 am
Location: Belgium

Re: His Latest Finds

Post by Khukri » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:01 am

Private Barney Hines.

User avatar
stuka f
Special Ranks Member
Special Ranks Member
Posts: 1612
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:10 pm
Location: flandria nostra

Re: His Latest Finds

Post by stuka f » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:54 am

I found John Hines at;
http://www.pickelhaubes.com/bb/viewtopi ... =14&t=8490" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
http://virtueel-museum-antwerpen.webnode.be/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
cheers
|<ris
Image

User avatar
Khukri
Special Ranks Member
Special Ranks Member
Posts: 1607
Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:21 am
Location: Belgium

Re: His Latest Finds

Post by Khukri » Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:50 am

Correct !!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hines_(Australian_soldier" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

skelts1974
Contributor
Contributor
Posts: 117
Joined: Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:54 pm

Re: His Latest Finds

Post by skelts1974 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:05 am

Joe,

The AWM is amazing. I have been there numerous times with the army and as a civi. Each time is just as amazing as the first. I would kill to get into their storage area for a look-see!

Hope you enjoy the trip.

Steve

User avatar
edwin
Elite Member
Elite Member
Posts: 2133
Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:54 pm
Location: Netherlands

Re: His Latest Finds

Post by edwin » Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:09 pm

Khukri wrote:Private Barney Hines.
Thanks! I knew I read his name and bio somewhere :D

Regards,

Edwin

Post Reply