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the German Army in WW2

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    the German Army in ww2, by Nigel Thomas, Osprey Its loaded with color plates of Germans in various uniforms. loads of black and white pix and just oodles of information for instance I found on page 121 and thereabouts information on three topics that had me piqued. the Hiwi, the POA and the Blue Division, his explanation of the use of Spanish troops on the eastern front gives me a possible explanation of why when I sent off for three Spanish helmets one of them turned out to be a German M35 in original condition Obviously one member switched helmets with a German and they all ended up in a bin full of helmets, by the luck of the draw I got a 350 dollar helmet for 35 dollars. anyway if you have the German sickness, ie wanting to know everything about the German army this is the book.
     
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    Another explanation could be we received a lot of German materiel since the start of the Spanish Civil War almost to the fall of Berlin, including a company of Panzer IV (don't remember if J or H), several STUG III, and of course, helmets, uniforms, gold, engineers, etc. Skorzeny (and many others) spent his last years in Spain.

    But knowing how things can get twisted among quartermasters it could be as you say. :grin:
     
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    Stahlhelm

    my other German Stahlhelm came from Norway and was an apple Green M40 shell, I have 3 other Spanish ones one of which has the ww2 style liner and strap. I had delusions of grandeur and thot I could start a German Unit among the arkies . but there is an Eastern front battle scheduled for Mar 26 less than 50 miles from here in Sheridan Ark. one of the Spanish ones I threw a czech liner and a camera strap for a chin strap and some simulated large rivets (3) it looks pretty cool
     
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    other Spanish goodies

    I carry my ww2 books and German text book to work in a Spanish ruck sack its modern and rather smallish but I like it a lot. I spent lots of time scrounging in surplus stores and flea markets and thrift shops a pawn shops looking for militaria. and I have been rather fortunate to find lots of stuff.where there is a buck to be made someone will dig up some used military stuff
     
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    found in Komm mit, Holt Rheinhart Winston textbook

    Die Welt,sie verfolgt uns, wir wollen den Frieden. Sie wendet sich gegen uns.Sie will nicht unser recht zum anerkennen. Mein Deutsches Volk, wenn so die welt gegen uns steht. dann muessen wir umso mehr zu einer Einheit werden. Aus einer Rede Hitlers im Mai 1933 A.H. quoted on page 120
     
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    "The world, she hunts us, while we want peace. She turns herself against us. She does not wish to acknowledge our rights. My German people, when the world is thus faced against us, then we must unite even more."

    Thought a translation could be useful. :D
     
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    Like these?
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    or the later three-pocket camo model?

    By the way, you know any online surplus store that can sell to Spain?
    The ones i found only sell to U.S. or have very big lots.
     
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    ruck sacks

    very much like the green one two pockets in front. and No, I dont know where to get more I bought them under the L at Belmont ave and the Howard street L in Chicago 15 years ago, but I will ask around
     
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    I was asking about US Army surplus.
    I'm in the Spanish Army and i have enough backpacks :wink:
     
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    US Surplus sources

    We have it made in the USA there are stores catalogs and an ABUNDANCE OF material to choose from. even here in little Hot Springs Arkansas there are two surplus stores. plus I get Major Surplus, Cheaper than dirt and HQ all catalogs chock full of surplus military equipment clothing and related items, plus there is the shot gun news which is also full of goodies to buy. let me know what you want me to do.
     
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    Any on-line store that sells to foreign countries, thanks.
    An army buddy and me are opening a small shop here and would like to have some surplus for reenactors, hunters and airsoft players.
     

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