Goering / .38 Smith & Wesson / 1945 ?

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Goering / .38 Smith & Wesson / 1945 ?

Post by Nordwest » Sun Jun 11, 2006 3:28 pm

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Post by Paul_9686 » Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:29 pm

Admittedly, Michael, this is speculation, but you know how Goering was pretty much a law unto himself as far as uniforms and such went; why not be armed with a sidearm which would be odd by WWII German standards? I know how Germans normally prefer automatic pistols.

Der Dicke just had to be different, I reckon.

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Post by Paul_9686 » Sun Jun 18, 2006 2:24 pm

I don't doubt your story, Michael. I was just saying that Goering was a law unto himself as far as uniforms etc. were concerned. It makes sense to me that he'd be toting an American revolver.

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Post by Rich Yankowski » Sun Jul 02, 2006 7:05 pm

The Smith and Wesson revolver Goring was captured with is on display at the West Point Military Museum.It's also diplayed with his baton,which is truely breath taking!

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Post by Nordwest » Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:05 pm

Trophies of the War surrendered by the defeated Nazi Germany.
Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler presented this baton to Hermann Goering in 1938 when he was made Field Marchal of Germany's Airforce. The book next to the baton was Hermann Goering's guest book. The other items also belong to Goering.
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Thanks to Rich for the information about the West Point Museum!


Michael

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Post by Nordwest » Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:37 pm

Rich, did you ever see the Peter Tamm Collection in Hamburg, Germany, I guess, not...

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Link: http://www.peter-tamm-sen.de/startde.html
which is truely breath taking!
Welcome to Hamburg! :wink:

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Michael

P.S. Rich, you want better photos, just let me know...

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Post by Nordwest » Thu Jul 13, 2006 5:15 pm

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Before we forget the museum of PETER TAMM, here are two items of great interest in this fantastic place. The top item is the Admiralstab (Admiral's baton) of Grossadmiral Karl Dönitz and the lower one is the Admiralstab of Grossadmiral Erich Raeder. This museum is filled with great artifacts.
Source: http://www.sharkhunters.com/index.html


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Post by Nordwest » Thu Jul 13, 2006 5:32 pm

Goering:

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