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If You Could Keep Only One Piece......

Discussion in 'Other Militaria' started by Martin Bull, Jul 16, 2002.

  1. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    OK, here's a grim fantasy.
    For some reason, Feldmarschall Otto allows you to keep only one piece of militaria from your collection.

    What would it be ?

    I'd have a very real struggle between a complete deactivated 88mm Panzergranate shell and my deac MP44.

    No - I'd keep the MP44 as my one piece.
    How about you ?? [​IMG]

    [ 16 July 2002, 09:22 AM: Message edited by: Martin Bull ]
     
  2. Panzerknacker

    Panzerknacker New Member

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    For sure and certain, my WW2 Stalhelm-love it to pieces....but then again....authentic WW1 and WW2 medals??????
     
  3. C.Evans

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    I would have to change this into "Which Grouping" to keep.

    For instance: I was given a KM Officers Schiffchen (from the Engineerleutnant that origionally had it on U 181) the KM Destroyers Badge that a U 181 vet gave to my grandfather about 50 years ago as something to be symbolic in their friendship, and the Regimental Cross that was a U 181 vet-friends fathers Cross. It was awarded to his father in 1901 and was the only piece of militaria of his fathers that he had left--and he gave it to me.

    I would also have to include: The 41-41 east front medal--and the westwall medals, a set of Panzer Officers Collar Tabs and a few KM Cap Tallies--as they were all given to me by the German vets that had earned them. I couldnt NOT take the vet given pieces.
     
  4. Otto

    Otto Spambot Nemesis Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Martin, could you not have come up with another villain? ;) I'm really quite nice.

    Now if I had to give it all up save for one item? This would be hard because I just bought some nice items, but the decision would be easy: I would keep my mp40.
     
  5. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    Of course, Otto, of course.... I just had to think of someone who we would all have to obey without question ! :D
     
  6. Friedrich

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    Does my Opa count as a miliaria item? :D

    No, OK. Then I would pick the Luegger he gave me in my birthday, which by the way is the only relique I have. :(
     
  7. Otto

    Otto Spambot Nemesis Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA :D

    Imagine it though, me a kid of 27, bossing around all sort of men several years my senior. I should be calling YOU guys "Sir".

    *Otto stands at attention and clicks his heels* S!
     
  8. Doc Raider

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    I"d say my dad's and grapms dogtags and if possible, uniforms. If that doesn't count though, my original medic helmet.
     
  9. Steve

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    I would have to say my grandfathers uniforms and his Colt 45. Its a hard decision after that. :confused:
     
  10. Friedrich

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    He, he, he! Don't play the nice guy, Otto. You are evil!!!
     

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