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    1. NEW MEMBER INTRODUCTIONS

      If you've just signed up as a member, feel free to stop in here and post an introduction about yourself, your collection, or any other information you wish to share with this community. *Posts in this forum do not increase your content count

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    2. FORUM ANNOUNCEMENTS

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    3. FORUM HELP

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    4. SUGGESTIONS & COMMENTS

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  2. COLLECTION ASSISTANCE

    1. CAN YOU IDENTIFY THIS?

      "What is it?" This is the place to ask that question about all unknown military items. Once satisfactorily identified, topics will be locked for further replies. *Please note that this board is for IDENTIFICATION HELP ONLY. Once an item has been IDed, please post a new thread in the item's appropriate board and refrain from further discussion in this board.

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    2. REAL, REPRO OR FAKE?

      It's sometimes hard to tell the real from the fake, especially when you only have online photos for reference. If you have a question or suspicion, post it here and other members will try to help. 

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  3. UK, BRITISH EMPIRE & COMMONWEALTH NATIONS

    1. UNITED KINGDOM (England, Wales, Scotland, N. Ireland)

      For general historical discussion on the British Military and relating to military uniforms, insignia, equipment, and vehicles.

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    2. AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

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    3. CANADA

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    4. OTHER COUNTRIES OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE & COMMONWEALTH

      Including India (The British Raj) and the British East India Company (HEIC).

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    5. UK WEAPONS & ORDNANCE

      For discussion of weapons from any country in the UK, British Empire and Commonwealth Countries.

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    6. UK PHOTOS, EPHEMERA, COMMEMORATIVES & HOMEFRONT

      For discussion of items from any country in the UK, British Empire and Commonwealth Countries.

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    7. UK HISTORICAL DISCUSSION

      For HISTORICAL DISCUSSION ONLY pertaining to the Military, Military Life, Tactics, People, and Military Actions of the United Kingdom, British Empire and Commonwealth countries. All militaria threads should be posted in the appropriate board/sub-board and not here.

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    8. UK INDIVIDUAL & UNIT RESEARCH

      Looking for assistance with researching an individual veteran or military unit of the United Kingdom, British Empire or Commonwealth? Post here. Found a great reference/research source for UK military or militaria information? Feel free to share that information here, too. 

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  4. GERMANY

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    3. BUNDESWEHR (1955-Today)

      Anything not covered in the listed sub-boards should be posted directly in the 'Bundeswehr (1955 - Today)' board.

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    4. NATIONALE VOLKSARMEE (1956-1990)

      Anything not covered in the listed sub-boards should be posted directly in the 'Nationale Volksarmee (1965-1990)' board.

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  5. EUROPE

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    3. FRANCE

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    6. SCANDINAVIA

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    9. OTHER NATIONS OF EUROPE

      For other European nations not listed above, including Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Malta, Greece, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, The Baltics (Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia), etc.

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  6. RUSSIA

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  7. ASIA

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    5. INDIA

      Historical and topical discussion concerning all things military in India, the Dutch East India Company, and the French East India Company. Anything not covered in the listed sub-boards should be posted directly in the "INDIA" board.

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    6. OTHER ASIAN NATIONS

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  8. JAPAN ~ In Memory of John Egger

    1. JPN Pre-1900

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    3. JPN 1945-Present

      For all post-1944 militaria of Japan.

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  9. AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

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    2. MIDDLE EAST

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  10. THE AMERICAS

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    2. UNITED STATES of AMERICA   (5,750 visits to this link)

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  11. HOBBIES, ENTERTAINMENT & REENACTING

    1. MODELING

      Like military models and modeling? Then this is the place for you! Share your creations, learn techniques, and just have fun!

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    2. TOYS & GAMES

      Post your military-themed toys and games! Including Toy soldiers, Soldier dolls, Board games, Spotter card games, GI Joes, etc.

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    3. REENACTING

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    4. REPRO MILITARIA

      Want to discuss, review, or show off any repro militaria item? Post it here! Do you create repros of any militaria item? Post it here! 

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    5. BOOK REPORTS

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       In Memory of Roger Bender 

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    6. MOVIE & TV REVIEWS

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  12. COLLECTION MAINTENANCE & DISPLAY

    1. DISPLAYS

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    2. PRESERVATION

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  13. SOCIAL MISC AND THE 'LAST CALL'

    1. TAPS: SOUNDING THE LAST CALL

      A section for members to post memorials and in memoriam posts.

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    2. EVENTS CALENDAR

      Know of a militaria show, veterans reunion, or other interesting event? Feel free to post it here.

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    3. WHERE TO VISIT

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    4. MISC MILITARIA

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    5. NON-MILITARIA MISC.

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  • Recent Posts

    • Dirk
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    • Custermen
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    • Dirk
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    • Custermen
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    • Custermen
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    • Jack the Collector
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