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by B Hellqvist
Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Reenactors
Replies: 8
Views: 4027

Re: Reenactors

Strawman argument. The article doesn't say that he is a reenactor, just an imposter with criminal intent. Calling him a reenactor is a slur against the reenactment hobby. While the hobby has its share of clueless weekend warriors, the absolute majority are serious about their depiction of fighting m...
by B Hellqvist
Sun May 06, 2012 3:12 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Winter of 1941/42 and the lack of proper equipment
Replies: 46
Views: 17065

Re: Winter of 1941/42 and the lack of proper equipment

Some weak reasoning there, ljadw. It wasn't as if 100% of the soldiers were standing out in the snow 100% of the time. To claim that 96% of the troops received winter clothing because they weren't incapaciteted by frostbite is laughable, and flies in the face of known facts abut the supply of the tr...
by B Hellqvist
Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: What If?
Replies: 21
Views: 10403

Re: What If?

The party rally in Nürnberg: "Can you please tweet after der Führer's speech, bitte?" Somewhere in the USSR, 1941: "We've been marching for weeks now, and it is impossible to phone home because the Commies haven't got 3G yet." Normandy, June 6, 1944: "There's a shitload of Allied ships just of the c...
by B Hellqvist
Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:37 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Arty Luger?
Replies: 2
Views: 2816

Re: Arty Luger?

About a year ago I met a man who had dived on a German wreck off the Swedish west coast in the early 1970's. It had sunk during the invasion of Norway. He found a sealed box containing a dozen wrapped and oiled artillery Lugers in near perfect condition. As it happened, German veterans were in the h...
by B Hellqvist
Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Can't identify uniform
Replies: 8
Views: 3934

Re: Can't identify uniform

Looks like insignia for an employee at the railroads. Doesn't look German, though.
by B Hellqvist
Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Fallschirmjager Photos - Fake, Reprints or Real ??
Replies: 21
Views: 13879

Re: Fallschirmjager Photos - Fake, Reprints or Real ??

I have seen photos from this series on eBay and dismissed them as fakes - splinter A knockensacks - never made, the brickwork looks just like the buildings in USA European training combat villages, the soldiers are too well fed, too clean and too casual, in fact I cant see anything 'right' about th...
by B Hellqvist
Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Need A Book!
Replies: 3
Views: 1709

Re: Need A Book!

Nafziger's books might be what you are looking for. Hard to get and pricey, though, but more reliable than Tessin from what I understand. As for insignias, do you mean unit insignia?
by B Hellqvist
Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Mistake in the trailer for the new movie Red Tails
Replies: 7
Views: 4546

Re: Mistake in the trailer for the new movie Red Tails

I noticed it, too. Not German practice, AFAIK.
by B Hellqvist
Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:43 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: First swedish KIA in the 5 SS-Div. Wiking
Replies: 9
Views: 8234

Re: First swedish KIA in the 5 SS-Div. Wiking

Could it be that this unknown man was of mixed nationalities, like a Swedish father and German mother and raised in Germany? That might explain why there's no known trace of him in Swedish records.
by B Hellqvist
Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:29 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Translation please
Replies: 5
Views: 1535

Re: Translation please

Happy to be of help! :)
by B Hellqvist
Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Translation please
Replies: 5
Views: 1535

Re: Translation please

Here's a shot at a translation: "NSKK [something] Wriezen, 3rd Wehrmacht course. Inspection by Generaloberst Guderian and Corps Leader Krauss. From left to right: Generaloberst Guderian, Corps Leader Krauss, a NSKK Knights Cross winner, our schoolmaster Standartenführer Edelmann and Oberstleutnant C...
by B Hellqvist
Fri May 27, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Hells Gate
Replies: 35
Views: 10644

Re: Hells Gate

Doug Nash wrote:Me, I like to take out a pencil and scribble in the margins when I find something particularly noteworthy and that's hard to do with an Ebook
Just use a magic marker! ;)
by B Hellqvist
Tue May 10, 2011 3:28 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Some vehicle model/unit ID requests
Replies: 6
Views: 3814

Re: Some vehicle model/unit ID requests

I've done some research, and it has boiled down to probably be a vehicle from one of the following units: Pionier-Bataillon 9, Pionier-Bataillon 29, or Pionier-Bataillon 49. I haven't been able to find any unit signs used by them, and the sign doesn't match those of the divisions they were attached ...
by B Hellqvist
Mon May 09, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Some vehicle model/unit ID requests
Replies: 6
Views: 3814

Re: Some vehicle model/unit ID requests

Another SdKfz with a unit marking I haven't been able to identify:

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Any help is greatly appreciated.