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  1. chinstrap

    CRUSHED !!!

    Another brilliant piece of work! Patrick
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    Researched Home Service Helmets

    i have owned a lot of home service helmets and never seen one with metal trim on the rear peak. Possibly a characteristic of this manufacturer, whom I don’t think I’ve come across before? A very nice helmet. Congratulations on the research. It’s always very satisfying to know about the owner’s...
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    Home Service Royal Artillery

    Yes, a very nice helmet. Great condition and nice patina. Patrick
  4. chinstrap

    Hoch die Leib Husaren!

    Looks like he would trip over his sword the first time he took a step!
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    Saxon 107th Reserve Regiment. Named to Frenzel

    Thanks Clovis, I will have a look at the back of the star. Any idea what the 9 or 6 stamped into the strengthening disc means. Patrick
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    Deathshead pelzmütze opinions?

    I realise that those who know what they are looking at don’t want to give pointers to fakers,but, equally, I don’t think it’s helpful to just condemn outright items that those who are new to collecting are posting in good faith. It would certainly make me feel ignorant and time-wasting and put...
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    Saxon 107th Reserve Regiment. Named to Frenzel

    Philippe, Thanks very much. I enjoy research, so this is great. Patrick
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    Saxon 107th Reserve Regiment. Named to Frenzel

    Thanks, Philippe, Yes, I realised they were all medical personnel. What I’m really trying to discover is exactly why they were grouped together this way. As I mentioned above, I wondered if captured medical staff were used to care for German POW’s . It looks from this document as though they...
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    Saxon 107th Reserve Regiment. Named to Frenzel

    Philippe, Thank you very much for your research. The papers came with the helmet and I completely missed the fact that the Frenzel in the Red Cross documents is clearly shown as an infantry man. So much for my medical staff repatriation theory! Pretty dumb on my part! Still, that's the...
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    Saxon 107th Reserve Regiment. Named to Frenzel

    Steve, thanks for taking the time and trouble to delve deeper. I noticed the very short time he was held as a POW. I wonder how typical that was in these cases. Patrick
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    Saxon 107th Reserve Regiment. Named to Frenzel

    Steve, Thanks, that’s great information, and suggests my theory about German medical staff repatriation may be correct. Do you know if the Canadian medical staff were used to look after Canadian prisoners of war in camps and hospitals? If so, this would give some support to my idea about German...
  12. chinstrap

    New website and posting pictures

    I used the shortcut icons at the top to attach the photos of my Saxon 107th Reserve which I posted yesterday. Dead easy! Thanks to all concerned. Patrick
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    Saxon 107th Reserve Regiment. Named to Frenzel

    Thanks Bruno, Hope the heat isn’t too much for you over there. No sign of sun here until Friday. I wouldn’t hurry back, if I were you, given quarantine and the weather. Any thoughts on the significance of the ‘transport’ list? Patrick
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    Saxon 107th Reserve Regiment. Named to Frenzel

    This is a well-marked and named helmet to the Saxon 107th Reserve Regiment. It came with paperwork to Sanitats Unteroffizier Otto Arthur Frenzel 107R. Markings on the left visor are 1904 106R 107 RR 13. On the right side visor is written what, with the benefit of the paperwork, I read as San...
  15. chinstrap

    Scarce saxon

    Merci Clovis
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    Scarce saxon

    Philippe, Larcade p.92, says that the king in 1893 gave the 100th a helmet with white metal fittings, except for a tombac central device ( silvered fittings with a gilt device for officers) and the regiment retained flat white metal chinscales, ‘sauf pour la tenue de campagne’ which I...
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    Changes to the Forum

    Joel, that’s much better. Thank. Patrick
  18. chinstrap

    Scarce saxon

    Just bumping this up to see if anybody can help with my question about the name ‘Quenzel’. Patrick
  19. chinstrap

    Changes to the Forum

    The circle shape for avatar/profile photos cuts out part of each photo. Is it possible to have a square or rectangular shape? patrick
  20. chinstrap

    Changes to the Forum

    I like it too! Well done to all concerned. Patrick
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