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  1. Basically in a nutshell, a soldier during WW 2 took Goerings pants, returned home and donated then to a historical society which was a jail at one time..
  2. The last one looks like a Arbeitsdienst ( RAD ) Unterfeldmeister but lacks the inner arrow indicators..
  3. Nice first hand information !
  4. Nice, I will track it down and add it to the list !!
  5. A RAD Tinnie for the groundbreaking of Thingplatz Northeim, some history; In 1933 the Nazi Propaganda Ministry under Joseph Goebbels began a movement based on the "Blut und Boden" (Blood and Soil) ideology - the so-called "Thing" movement. A Thing was an ancient Nordic/Germanic gathering of the people, in an outdoor setting. The Nazi Thing gatherings were to be held in specially-constructed outdoor amphitheaters, called (in the singular) Thingplatz or Thingstätte. Here, the people would gather for Völkisch meetings and to view theater and propaganda presentations written especially for the Thing style. The Thing sites were to be built as much as possible in a natural setting, incorporating rocks, trees, water bodies, ruins, and hills of some historical or mythical significance. The first Thingplatz was built in 1934 near Halle (see below). Some 1200 Thing sites were planned, but only about 45 were built, as the movement was never particularly popular with the people. Hitler himself was not a big believer in the "Blut und Boden" aspect of Goebbels' propaganda, and outdoor propaganda performances were not popular in the commonly cold and damp German weather. After 1936, most Thing sites were used as Feierstätten (festival sites) or Freilichtbühnen (open-air theaters), for outdoor plays and normal folk festivals such as those celebrating the summer solstice. Following the end of World War II, many of these sites have come to be used as venues for outdoor rock concerts and other musical presentations. Info credit: Ruins of the Reich
  6. Here is some info from the 'Other' Forum.. These are the official flag sizes taken from the KM Flaggenbuch: Size#, Measurement, ship tonnage, ship type (The info in brackets is not in KMF book but will help you) 12, 450x750cm, over 10K, Battleship (Bismarck 50K) 11, 400x670cm, over 10K tons, B-Cruiser (Prinz Eugen 14K) 10, 300x500cm, 1500 to 10K tons, Cruiser (Leipzig 8.4K tons) 8, 200x335cm, 1500 to 10K tons, Destroyer 3K & Cruiser 8K 7, 150x250cm, 500 to 1500 tons, 6, 100x170cm, 500 to 1500 tons, DE-Torpedo Boat 900 tons 5, 80x135cm, up to 500 tons, U-Boats and E-Boats, tugs 3, 50x85cm, up to 500 tons, U-Boats 900, E-Boats 120t
  7. What are the dimensions ? Any full pics ?
  8. Gwar

    M35 relic

    Not as bad as some I've seen !
  9. Here is where we are so far, I may have made some mistakes in spelling or RZM number allocation and if so please leave a comment and I will review and or make corrections based on your input. The RZM list I am using has mistakes as well and I have used the actual names of the producers and added some common / uncommon names they may have manufactured under. The list contains 98.9% verified makers and I have examples of those makers if their is a dispute to actual production. I hope the attached pics come out in the order they were placed.G
  10. Thor996 (Dave) I am not sure, The Tag Der Arbeit 34' perhaps, but those seem to be marked using mostly non RZM makers codes which isn't a big deal, and there is plenty to learn from them, as far as obscure makers.. One thing I have noticed in studying the 35' version is that some makers did not have a M9 license or the information is missing and that they may have relied on other permissions ie; M4 and M5 etc; license to produce such pieces under the radar so to speak..
  11. Thor996, Thanks for posting ! G
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