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Canadian Normandy Campaign Medal Group of (5) WW2 Medals with Overseas Clasp

Canadian Normandy Campaign Medal Group of (5) WW2 Medals with Overseas Clasp

Canadian Normandy Campaign Medal Group of (5) WW2 Medals with Overseas Clasp

Canadian Normandy Campaign Medal Group of (5) WW2 Medals with Overseas Clasp

Canadian Normandy Campaign Medal Group of (5) WW2 Medals with Overseas Clasp

Canadian Normandy Campaign Medal Group of (5) WW2 Medals with Overseas Clasp

Canadian “Normandy Campaign” Medal Group of (5) WW2 Medals with Overseas Clasp. Mounted as worn by a veteran, contains the 1939-45 Star, France & Germany Star, Silver Defence Medal, Silver Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Overseas Clasp & Silver War Medal (last 3 are the Canadian Silver issues). The item “Canadian Normandy Campaign Medal Group of (5) WW2 Medals with Overseas Clasp” is in sale since Sunday, December 2, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Canada”. The seller is “arcticmedals” and is located in Calgary, Alberta. This item can be shipped worldwide.

WW1 British Group Medal 1914-1915 Star Trio Commissioned Gunner Royal Navy

WW1 British Group Medal 1914-1915 Star Trio Commissioned Gunner Royal Navy

WW1 British Group Medal 1914-1915 Star Trio Commissioned Gunner Royal Navy

Silver British War Medal and Victory Medal both named to Gnr. Perkins served as a Leading Seaman, the promoted to Commissioned in the Royal Navy during the First World War. The medals are in condition as per pictures, properly named. The item “WW1 British Group Medal 1914-1915 Star Trio Commissioned Gunner Royal Navy” is in sale since Thursday, August 2, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Great Britain\Medals, Pins & Ribbons”. The seller is “maritimemedals” and is located in Dartmouth. This item can be shipped to Canada, all countries in Europe, United States, Australia, Japan.
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Tank fight medal of WW I Juncker rare original badge of German soldier

Tank fight medal of WW I Juncker rare original badge of German soldier

Tank fight medal of WW I Juncker rare original badge of German soldier

Tank fight medal of WW I Juncker rare original badge of German soldier

Tank fight medal of WW I Juncker rare original badge of German soldier

Tank fight medal of WW I Juncker rare original badge of German soldier

Tank fight medal of WW I Juncker rare original badge of German soldier

Tank fight medal of WW I Juncker rare original badge of German soldier

Tank fight medal of WW I Juncker rare original badge of German soldier

Tank fight medal of WW I Juncker rare original badge of German soldier

Tank fight medal of WW I Juncker rare original badge of German soldier

Tank fight medal of WW I Juncker rare original badge of German soldier

Rare offer of German antique sellerin!! Tank fight medal WW I and WW II in good condition! The medal looks antique and is very rare on the international collector market. German old tank fight medal for panzer units. Was lent for soldier they was in WW I and WW II. Maybe a Juncker production, because the needle looks as made Juncker in Berlin. In this discription are more photos for check the medal. TRIXUM: Mobil-optimierte Auktionsvorlagen und Bilder-Hosting. The item “Tank fight medal of WW I Juncker rare original badge of German soldier” is in sale since Sunday, January 20, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Medals, Pins & Ribbons”. The seller is “antikmarktmuensterland” and is located in Dorsten. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Type: Medal

8058 German post WW2 Iron Cross Knight Cross medal 1957 pattern ST&L RK

8058 German post WW2 Iron Cross Knight Cross medal 1957 pattern ST&L RK

8058 German post WW2 Iron Cross Knight Cross medal 1957 pattern ST&L RK

8058 German post WW2 Iron Cross Knight Cross medal 1957 pattern ST&L RK

8058 German post WW2 Iron Cross Knight Cross medal 1957 pattern ST&L RK

8058 German post WW2 Iron Cross Knight Cross medal 1957 pattern ST&L RK

8058 German post WW2 Iron Cross Knight Cross medal 1957 pattern ST&L RK

8058 German post WW2 Iron Cross Knight Cross medal 1957 pattern ST&L RK

8058 German post WW2 Iron Cross Knight Cross medal 1957 pattern ST&L RK

8058 German post WW2 Iron Cross Knight Cross medal 1957 pattern ST&L RK

8058 German post WW2 Iron Cross Knight Cross medal 1957 pattern ST&L RK

8058 German post WW2 Iron Cross Knight Cross medal 1957 pattern ST&L RK

8058 German post WW2 Iron Cross Knight Cross medal 1957 pattern ST&L RK

Original German Iron Cross II. Class post WW2 version (1957 PATTERN) – no swastika, NICE CONDITION – THREE PIECE CONSTRUCTION, NON MAGNETIC CORE, SANDBLASTED FRAME, GENUINE ST&L (STEINHAUER & LUECK) MADE GOOD LATER EXAMPLE ON GOOD RIBBON. In 1957 the West German government authorised replacement Iron Crosses with an Oak Leaf Cluster in place of the swastika, similar to the Iron Crosses of 1813, 1870, and 1914, which could be worn by World War II Iron Cross recipients. The 1957 law also authorised de-Nazified versions of most other World War IIera decorations (except those specifically associated with Nazi Party organizations, such as SS Long Service medals, or with the expansion of the German Reich, such as the medals for the annexation of Austria, the Sudetenland, and the Memel region). The main government contract to manufacture and supply these new de-nazified WW2 1957 official decorations went to the world famous German firm Steinhauer & Lueck, Luedenscheid Germany. Knights Crosses, Iron Crosses , Wound Badges, Tank Assault Badges etc were re-designed by Steinhauer & Lück – often with the oak-leaf spray replacing the swastika, with S&L having the sole patent rights to all WW2 1957 German decorations. S&L did not have the whole monopoly on medal making, other famous firms such as Deschler & Sohn, BH Maher and Juncker also manufactured these new German decorations. Lüdenscheid is situated between the cities Dortmund and Bonn. It was here that one of the youngest medal firms was founded in 1889 by August Steinhauer and Gustav Adolf Lück. The first production began in a cellar, the customer base continued to increase. A property was bought at 51 Hochstrasse which is still home for this famous company today. During WW2 Steinhauer & Lück produced medals and badges, like the famous Knights Cross and many other types of medals and badges. In 1957 this company was awarded the contract to produce all the newly re-designed legal WW2 1957 de-nazified decorations, plus the contract to manufacture all of Germany’s official decorations including Germany’s highest order the Bundesverdienstkreuz. Only a very limited number of original WW2 1957 medals are still produced, mainly Iron Crosses, German Cross Gold & Silver & Wound Badges and are considered 100% genuine by the German Government. HISTORY OF THE AWARD. Iron Cross (German: Eisernes Kreuz) was a military decoration of the Kingdom of Prussia, and later of Germany, which was established by King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia and first awarded on 10 March 1813 in Breslau. In addition to during the Napoleonic Wars, the Iron Cross was awarded during the Franco-German War, the First World War, and the Second World War. The Iron Cross was normally a military decoration only, though there were instances of it being awarded to civilians for performing military functions. Two examples, the civilian pilot Hanna Reitsch was awarded the Iron Cross First Class for her bravery as a test pilot during the Second World War and Melitta Schenk Gräfin von Stauffenberg (also a German female test pilot) was awarded the Iron Cross Second Class. The Iron Cross was also used as the symbol of the German Army from 1871 to 1915, when it was replaced by a simpler Greek cross. In 1956, the Iron Cross became the symbol of the Bundeswehr, the German armed forces. The traditional design is black and this design is used on armored vehicles and aircraft. A newer design in blue and silver is used as the emblem in other contexts. The Iron Cross is a black four-pointed cross with white trim, with the arms widening towards the ends, similar to a cross pattée. It was designed by the neoclassical architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel and reflects the cross borne by the Teutonic Knights in the 14th century. The ribbon for the 1813, 1870 and 1914 Iron Cross (2nd Class) was black with two thin white bands, the colours of Prussia. The noncombatant version of this award had the same medal, but the black and white colours on the ribbon were reversed. Initially the Iron Cross was worn with the blank side out. This did not change until 1838 when the sprig facing could be presented. Since the Iron Cross was issued over several different periods of German history, it was annotated with the year indicating the era in which it was issued. For example, an Iron Cross from the First World War bears the year “1914″, while the same decoration from the Second World War is annotated “1939″. The reverse of the 1870, 1914 and 1939 series of Iron Crosses have the year “1813″ appearing on the lower arm, symbolizing the year the award was created. The 1813 decoration also has the initials “FW” for King Frederick William III, while the next two have a “W” for the respective kaisers, Wilhelm I and Wilhelm II. The final version shows a swastika. It was also possible for a holder of the 1914 Iron Cross to be awarded a second or higher grade of the 1939 Iron Cross. In such cases, a “1939 Clasp” (Spange) would be worn on the original 1914 Iron Cross. A similar award was made in 1914 but was quite rare, since there were few in service who held the 1870 Iron Cross. For the First Class award the Spange appears as an eagle with the date “1939″ that was pinned above the Cross. Although two separate awards, in some cases the holders soldered them together. A cross was the symbol of the Teutonic Knights (a heraldic cross pattée), and the cross design (but not the specific decoration) has been the symbol of Germany’s armed forces (now the Bundeswehr) since 1871. The Iron Cross was founded on 10 March 1813 in Breslau and awarded to soldiers during the Wars of Liberation against Napoleon. It was first awarded to Karl August Ferdinand von Borcke on 21 April 1813. King Wilhelm I of Prussia authorized further awards on 19 July 1870, during the Franco-German War. The Iron Cross was reauthorized by Emperor Wilhelm II on 5 August 1914, at the start of the First World War. During these three periods, the Iron Cross was an award of the Kingdom of Prussia, although given Prussia’s pre-eminent place in the German Empire formed in 1871, it tended to be treated as a generic German decoration. The 1813, 1870, and 1914 Iron Crosses had three grades: Iron Cross 2nd Class German: Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse, Iron Cross 1st Class German: Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse, Grand Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Großkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes, often simply Großkreuz). Although the medals of each class were identical, the manner in which each was worn differed. Employing a pin or screw posts on the back of the medal, the Iron Cross First Class was worn on the left side of the recipient’s uniform. The Grand Cross and the Iron Cross Second Class were suspended from different ribbons. The Grand Cross was intended for senior generals of the German Army. An even higher decoration, the Star of the Grand Cross of the Iron Cross, was awarded only twice, to Field Marshal Gebhard von Blücher in 1813 and to Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg in 1918. A third award was planned for the most successful German general during the Second World War, but was not made after the defeat of Germany in 1945. The Iron Cross 1st Class and the Iron Cross 2nd Class were awarded without regard to rank. One had to already possess the 2nd Class in order to receive the 1st Class (though in some cases both could be awarded simultaneously). The egalitarian nature of this award contrasted with those of most other German states (and indeed many other European monarchies), where military decorations were awarded based on the rank of the recipient. For example, Bavarian officers received various grades of that Kingdom’s Military Merit Order (Militär-Verdienstorden), while enlisted men received various grades of the Military Merit Cross (Militär-Verdienstkreuz). Prussia did have other orders and medals which were awarded on the basis of rank, and even though the Iron Cross was intended to be awarded without regard to rank, officers and NCOs were more likely to receive it than junior enlisted soldiers. In the First World War, approximately four million Iron Crosses of the lower grade (2nd Class) were issued, as well as around 145,000 of the higher grade (1st Class). Exact numbers of awards are not known, since the Prussian archives were destroyed during the Second World War. The multitude of awards reduced the status and reputation of the decoration. Among the holders of the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class and 1st Class was Adolf Hitler, who held the rank of Gefreiter. Hitler can be seen wearing the award on his left breast, as was standard, in many photographs. The straight-armed Balkenkreuz, the emblem of the Wehrmacht, first used in a narrower form on Luftstreitkräfte aircraft in mid-April 1918, and as shown here, as it appeared on German planes, tanks, and other vehicles during the Second World War. Adolf Hitler restored the Iron Cross in 1939 as a German decoration (rather than Prussian as in earlier versions), continuing the tradition of issuing it in various grades. Legally it is based on the enactment Reichsgesetzblatt I S. 1573 of 1 September 1939 Verordnung über die Erneuerung des Eisernen Kreuzes (Regulation for the Re-introduction of the Iron Cross). The Iron Cross of the Second World War was divided into three main series of decorations with an intermediate category, the Knight’s Cross, instituted between the lowest, the Iron Cross, and the highest, the Grand Cross. The Knight’s Cross replaced the Prussian Pour le Mérite or “Blue Max”. Hitler did not care for the Pour le Mérite, as it was a Prussian order that could be awarded only to officers. The ribbon of the medal (2nd class and Knight’s Cross) was different from the earlier Iron Crosses in that the color red was used in addition to the traditional black and white (black and white were the colours of Prussia, while black, white, and red were the colors of Germany). Hitler also created the War Merit Cross as a replacement for the non-combatant version of the Iron Cross. It also appeared on certain Nazi flags in the upper left corner. The edges were curved, like most original iron crosses. The standard 1939 Iron Cross was issued in the following two grades: Iron Cross 2nd Class Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse, Iron Cross 1st Class Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse abbreviated as EKI or E. The Iron Cross was awarded for bravery in battle as well as other military contributions in a battlefield environment. The Iron Cross 2nd Class came with a ribbon and was worn in one of two different methods: when in formal dress, the entire cross was worn mounted alone or as part of a medal bar, for everyday wear, only the ribbon was worn from the second hole in the tunic button. The Iron Cross First Class was a pin-on medal with no ribbon and was worn centered on a uniform breast pocket, either on dress uniforms or everyday outfit. It was a progressive award, with the second class having to be earned before the first class and so on for the higher degrees. It is estimated that some four and a half million Second Class Iron Crosses were awarded in the Second World War, and 300,000 of the First Class. The item “8058 German post WW2 Iron Cross Knight Cross medal 1957 pattern ST&L RK” is in sale since Sunday, December 2, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “a..anderson” and is located in Abbots Langley. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Era: 1914-1945
  • Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)
  • Country/ Organization: Germany
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany

WW2 German pin Baltic war cross badge medal Wehrmacht WW1 US Army soldier estate

WW2 German pin Baltic war cross badge medal Wehrmacht WW1 US Army soldier estate

WW2 German pin Baltic war cross badge medal Wehrmacht WW1 US Army soldier estate

WW2 German pin Baltic war cross badge medal Wehrmacht WW1 US Army soldier estate

WW2 German pin Baltic war cross badge medal Wehrmacht WW1 US Army soldier estate

WW2 German pin Baltic war cross badge medal Wehrmacht WW1 US Army soldier estate

WW2 German pin Baltic war cross badge medal Wehrmacht WW1 US Army soldier estate

WW2 German pin Baltic war cross badge medal Wehrmacht WW1 US Army soldier estate

WW2 German pin Baltic war cross badge medal Wehrmacht WW1 US Army soldier estate

WW2 German pin Baltic war cross badge medal Wehrmacht WW1 US Army soldier estate

WW2 German pin Baltic war cross badge medal Wehrmacht WW1 US Army soldier estate

WW2 German pin Baltic war cross badge medal Wehrmacht WW1 US Army soldier estate

WW2 German pin Baltic war cross badge medal Wehrmacht WW1 US Army soldier estate

WW2 German pin Baltic war cross badge medal Wehrmacht WW1 US Army soldier estate. Here is your chance to own an original Baltic Cross badge. This example was produced in tombak and is of the screwback variety. Complete with the original issue packet. This would be a fantastic piece to display with other items of the period. I never grade my items as mint, even though may be. If for any reason you require additional photos, please do not hesitate to ask. View My Other Items For Sale. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. Auctiva gets you noticed! Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “WW2 German pin Baltic war cross badge medal Wehrmacht WW1 US Army soldier estate” is in sale since Tuesday, December 4, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Medals, Pins & Ribbons”. The seller is “william_kramer” and is located in Naperville, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.

Ww1 Canadian Medal Group And Photos Pte Forsyth 11348

Ww1 Canadian Medal Group And Photos Pte Forsyth 11348

Ww1 Canadian Medal Group And Photos Pte Forsyth 11348

Ww1 Canadian Medal Group And Photos Pte Forsyth 11348

Ww1 Canadian Medal Group And Photos Pte Forsyth 11348

Ww1 Canadian Medal Group And Photos Pte Forsyth 11348

Ww1 Canadian Medal Group And Photos Pte Forsyth 11348

Ww1 Canadian Medal Group And Photos Pte Forsyth 11348

Ww1 Canadian Medal Group And Photos Pte Forsyth 11348

Ww1 Canadian Medal Group And Photos Pte Forsyth 11348

Ww1 Canadian Medal Group And Photos Pte Forsyth 11348

This is a unique piece of history. Pte’Cisero Beaton Forsyth’ Regimental No. 11348, enlisted in the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force on the 22nd September 1914. He appears to have served with Headquarters of the 4th Canadian Battalion. Included in this rare set are Private Forsyth’s medals, pay book, a copy of his attestation and photos of him and his chums. On the back of the photos are some writing of the events. At the back of his pay book is the address of’Shaftesbury Hotel’ in London where he took some leave at the end of the war. It is still there today. The 4th Battalion was later perpetuated in the’Royal Hamilton Light Infantry’. The original photos have been enlarged for better viewing. The item “WW1 CANADIAN MEDAL GROUP AND PHOTOS PTE FORSYTH 11348″ is in sale since Saturday, December 8, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Canada”. The seller is “iansmilitaria” and is located in Peterborough, Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada

WW1 WW2 Mid Medal Group Lt / Lt Col F R Humphreys RASC Royal Army service Corps

WW1 WW2 Mid Medal Group Lt / Lt Col F R Humphreys RASC Royal Army service Corps

WW1 WW2 Mid Medal Group Lt / Lt Col F R Humphreys RASC Royal Army service Corps

WW1 WW2 Mid Medal Group Lt / Lt Col F R Humphreys RASC Royal Army service Corps

WW1 / WW2 Medals comprising 1915 Star impressed: LIEUT. Later issue – small serifs , British War Medal & Victory Medal impressed CAPT. , 1939-45 star, Africa Star [1st Army Bar], Defence Medal and 1939-45 War Medal with Mentioned in Dispatches Oakleaf. Mounted on bar for wear. Medals in excellent overall condition for age. Francis Robert Humphreys was born on 22.11.1894. Commissioned as 2/Lt on 30.11.1914. Promoted A/Captain & Adjutant from 3.8.1917. Promoted Captain 24.1.1924. Promoted Promoted Major 1.3.1938. Acting Lt-Col from 4.3.1940 – 3.6.1940. Temporary Lt Colonel 4.6.1940. Mentioned in Dispatches 23.9.1943 for service in North Africa [probably for the Tunisian Campaign]. Passenger movements suggest service in the Inter War period in West Africa [1919], Egypt [1927], South Africa [1934]. Army Lists states service in Mauritius, from 24.1.1926 and later C/O of RASC, Mauritius until 1937. 1.8.1938 with Supply Depot, Deptford. 1939 serving as a Major with a Reserve Supply Depot. From 2.7.1941 serving as Lt Col and Assistance Director of Supplies & Transport , South Eastern Command. Unsure of service in France but dates for which A/Lt Col 4.3.1940 – 3.6.1940 suggests this was the period he was with the BEF and evacuated. Served as Lt Col. With 1st Army in North Africa and Italy 1942 – 1945. Please note that the watermark is not on the original postcard image. The item “WW1 WW2 Mid Medal Group Lt / Lt Col F R Humphreys RASC Royal Army service Corps” is in sale since Tuesday, October 30, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “bugeye40″ and is located in London. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, United States, Canada, Australia.
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)
  • Service: Army
  • Era: 1914-1945

Soviet Russian RKKA 20 Anniversary Medal Red Army 1938 Award pre WW2 ORIGINAL A+

Soviet Russian RKKA 20 Anniversary Medal Red Army 1938 Award pre WW2 ORIGINAL A+

Soviet Russian RKKA 20 Anniversary Medal Red Army 1938 Award pre WW2 ORIGINAL A+

Soviet Russian RKKA 20 Anniversary Medal Red Army 1938 Award pre WW2 ORIGINAL A+

Soviet Russian RKKA 20 Anniversary Medal Red Army 1938 Award pre WW2 ORIGINAL A+

Soviet Russian RKKA 20 Anniversary Medal Red Army 1938 Award pre WW2 ORIGINAL A+

Soviet Russian RKKA 20 Anniversary Medal Red Army 1938 Award pre WW2 ORIGINAL A+

Soviet Russian RKKA 20 Anniversary Medal Red Army 1938 Award pre WW2 ORIGINAL A+

Soviet Russian RKKA 20 Anniversary Medal Red Army 1938 Award pre WW2 ORIGINAL A+

Soviet Russian RKKA 20 Anniversary Medal Red Army 1938 Award pre WW2 ORIGINAL A+

Soviet Medal for 20th Anniversary of RKKA (Workers and Peasants Red Army), 1938 issue. This is GUARANTEED 100% ORIGINAL medal officially awarded by the Soviet government NOT a replica! Medallion is in silver and enamel; measures 32.2 mm wide, weighs 24.8 grams not including the suspension and connecting link. Originally, this medal was issued on a small Type 1 rectangular suspension, but almost all of those were discarded and replaced for the 5-sided suspensions after the 1943 change in Soviet regulations. The medal is in GREAT condition, especially for a pre-WW2 Soviet military award. The enamel is extremely well preserved having only a few tiny flakes on the top arm and several miniscule contact marks elsewhere, none of them very noticeable. There is not much rubbing and the enamel still retains its beautiful original luster. The enamel on this medal is 100% ORIGINAL, has not been repaired or replaced. The silver likewise does not show significant wear, only some microscopic dings. The raised details on the reverse are exceptionally crisp including the grass under the soldiers feet (this detail is often blurred on many of the fakes that we see on the market). The medal is free of bumps, nicks, or any other significant flaws. There is very attractive dark patina to silver on both sides. The medal comes on a WW2 era suspension device, a two-layer model in steel with self-locking pin. The ribbon is fairly old but well-preserved, shows only minimal wear. This is a superb example of the important Soviet military award, and it can be a worthy addition to any medal collection! The item “Soviet Russian RKKA 20 Anniversary Medal Red Army 1938 Award pre WW2 ORIGINAL A+” is in sale since Wednesday, January 10, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Russia\Medals, Pins & Ribbons”. The seller is “collectrussia” and is located in Tenafly, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Country: Soviet Union
  • Category: Collectibles
  • Original or Reproduction: Original
  • Region or Culture: Russian
  • Subject:: Military
  • Category:: Collectibles

Antique Japanese WW2 world war II Soldier Set Medal Photo Belt Water Bottle +++

Antique Japanese WW2 world war II Soldier Set Medal Photo Belt Water Bottle +++

Antique Japanese WW2 world war II Soldier Set Medal Photo Belt Water Bottle +++

Antique Japanese WW2 world war II Soldier Set Medal Photo Belt Water Bottle +++

Antique Japanese WW2 world war II Soldier Set Medal Photo Belt Water Bottle +++

Antique Japanese WW2 world war II Soldier Set Medal Photo Belt Water Bottle +++

Antique Japanese WW2 world war II Soldier Set Medal Photo Belt Water Bottle +++

Antique Japanese WW2 world war II Soldier Set Medal Photo Belt Water Bottle +++

Antique Japanese WW2 world war II Soldier Set Medal Photo Belt Water Bottle +++

Antique Japanese WW2 world war II Soldier Set Medal Photo Belt Water Bottle +++

Antique Japanese WW2 world war II Soldier Set Medal Photo Belt Water Bottle +++

Antique Japanese WW2 world war II Soldier Set Medal Bag Belt Flag imperial japan. Up for sale is a lot of WW-ii world war 2 japanese relics, from a soldiers estate here in Tokyo. They include: a cotton flag (80 x 65 cm). A leather satchel/carry bag. Please see pics for details. I have many more vintage and antique Japanese ww2 memorabilia and militaria for sale in other listings, so be sure to check them! Ninja samurai green tea bonsai bonzai kamikaze Godzilla Tokyo onsen noren kimono kabuki wabisabi wasabi anime pikachu hello kitty Miyazaki ghibli Osaka Hiroshima Sakura Kyoto temple bell sword Buddha Shinto daimyo shogun shoji lantern tatami origami Ginsu nori Mochi Mount Fuji matcha sensha sake umeshu cup vase holder souvenir Japan Japanese antique ukiyoe ukiyo-e woodblock print brush painting furniture daiso train short pants shorts collectible small medium large pottery new used kitana maneki neko tenugui box brand yukata geta zori Pocari sweat suntory wagashi wagasa fan fans tree trees ornament furin futon lantern Chinese oriental nihon yokohama Sapporo Hokkaido chopsticks daruma dolls stickers cup headband sushi magnet pens paper manga ramen facemask akihabara Izakaya noren mask chochin washi kanji katakana shrine ichimatsu ichiban tea set bento teriyaki skewer hanging book Omiyage gift present umbrella cherry blossom fish Carp koi pond fishing dragon tiger ox shiseido Yama lucky rare happy fortune doramon bushido blade wooden Christmas birthday Halloween paper crane cranes folding pen brush ink writing. The item “Antique Japanese WW2 world war II Soldier Set Medal Photo Belt Water Bottle +++” is in sale since Thursday, January 3, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Japan\Other Japanese WWII Orig Items”. The seller is “japanfabrics” and is located in Tokyo. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Canada, Mexico, Australia.

Brilliant WW2 MBE George Medal Civil Gallantry Bomb Squad Police Medal Group

Brilliant WW2 MBE George Medal Civil Gallantry Bomb Squad Police Medal Group

Brilliant WW2 MBE George Medal Civil Gallantry Bomb Squad Police Medal Group

Brilliant WW2 MBE George Medal Civil Gallantry Bomb Squad Police Medal Group

Brilliant WW2 MBE George Medal Civil Gallantry Bomb Squad Police Medal Group

Brilliant WW2 MBE George Medal Civil Gallantry Bomb Squad Police Medal Group

Brilliant WW2 MBE George Medal Civil Gallantry Bomb Squad Police Medal Group

Brilliant WW2 MBE George Medal Civil Gallantry Bomb Squad Police Medal Group

Brilliant WW2 MBE George Medal Civil Gallantry Bomb Squad Police Medal Group

Brilliant WW2 MBE George Medal Civil Gallantry Bomb Squad Police Medal Group

Brilliant WW2 MBE George Medal Civil Gallantry Bomb Squad Police Medal Group

Here we have a Brilliant WW2 MBE George Medal Civil Gallantry Bomb Squad Police Medal Group, Major Biddle served in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, Metropolitan Police Force and Scotland Yard Bomb Squad, He was awarded the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Member (Civil) (frosted silver, oak leaf cluster for gallantry on the ribbon) rare as this was the last year it was issued before being replaced by the Queens Gallantry Medal. Naming is officially impressed on the GSM, the George Medal is a replica as the original is in possession of the family, the other three awards are un-named as issued. Mounted to a suspension with swing bar pinback, replacement ribbons, light contact, near extremely fine. Geoffrey William Biddle was born on May 7, 1917 in Bromley, Kent, England. Biddle enlisted as a Private (7664096) with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps at Brighton, East Sussex on March 5, 1940, in the RAOC he became Ammunition Examiner on May 30, 1942. He was promoted to Acting Staff Sergeant on June 4, 1943 and to Staff Sergeant on December 1, 1943. He was awarded four service chevrons on March 5, 1944 and attended the 29th Regimental Sergeant Majors’ Course at Leicester three months later, on June 1st. He achieved the ranks of Warrant Officer 2nd Class (Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant) on December 28, 1944 and Warrant Officer 1st Class (Sergeant Commander) on November 14, 1945, before being promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, effective January 1, 1947. After the war, Biddle was commissioned as an Ammunition Technical Officer and served in Germany, Kenya, Cyprus and the Middle East, and was later promoted to Captain. While still with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, Captain G. Biddle (366892) was promoted to the rank of Major, effective August 6, 1959, the announcement appearing in the Supplement to the London Gazette 41782 of Tuesday, August 4, 1959, on Friday, August 7, 1959, page 4917. One of his last tasks as an Army officer was to deal with a parcel marked “Explosives” on an Underground (subway) train near Mansion House. It turned out to be a hoax. Biddle retired from the Royal Army Ordnance Corps in 1964 with the rank of Major. In November 1964, he joined the Metropolitan Police Force in London. By 1964, the Metropolitan Police Force was facing a wave of safe-blowings using gelignite or nitro-glycerine. Explosives left at the scene of bungled robberies had to be made safe and recovered, with Major Donald Henderson advising officers on scene management and evidence collection. Henderson impressed the senior officers so much that he was asked to set up a bomb disposal unit. Now also retired from the Army, Major Henderson, with his friend and colleague, the now retired Army officer Major Geoffrey Biddle, became police explosives officers at the Explosives Office at Cannon Row police station, establishing C7 (2) Branch and became experts in the field. Their early work paved the way for police anti-terrorist operations throughout the 1970s. Both were part of the close-knit civilian team who responded to the Provisional IRA’s mainland bombing campaign, and the Arab attacks later that decade. The Explosives Office was visited by delegates from all over the world, and the procedures Henderson had established were copied widely. Major Biddle was later named Senior Explosives Officer at Scotland Yard and he was no stranger to unpredictable terrorist devices. In March 1973, he had rendered harmless the first IRA (Irish Republican Army) car bomb in London, outside New Scotland Yard itself. On the same day, two bombs, one at the Old Bailey and the other at the Ministry of Agriculture, killed one man and injured more than 200 others. In court later that year, Biddle produced a small black wooden box which had contained the timing mechanism for the 175-pound bomb. Biddle had opened the door of the car, a Ford Corsair, noting the pungent smell of explosives and spotted a white wire running under the carpet leading to a large charge under the rear seat. Biddle agreed with the judge, Mr. Justice Sebag Shaw, that it could have been fitted with a booby trap. Asked how he knew the bomb was not fitted as such, Biddle replied It’s a matter of intuition and er… “, the Judge adding “And hope? “, with Biddle confirming “And hope. Before Biddle left the witness box, the Judge said: “I would like to pay tribute to your courage”. Later that year, Major Biddle was appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, along with two others, the announcement and citation appearing in the Second Supplement to the London Gazette 46156 of Monday, December 17, 1973, on Tuesday, December 18, 1973, page 15033-34: CENTRAL CHANCERY OF THE ORDERS OF KNIGHTHOOD St. James’s Palace, London S. The QUEEN has been graciously pleased to give orders for the undermentioned appointments to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, and to approve the awards of the George Medal and the British Empire Medal for Gallantry (Civil Division) and for the publication in the London Gazette of the names of those specially shown below as having received an expression of Commendation for Brave Conduct. To be additional Members of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for Gallantry: Major Geoffrey William Biddle, Explosives Officer, Metropolitan Police Office. Captain Richard Vernon Hawkins, Explosives Officer, Metropolitan Police Office. Peter Edwin Spencer Gurney, G. Explosives Officer, Metropolitan Police Office. Following a report that a suspicious car was parked near two buildings which had wide areas of glass in their walls and housed large numbers of staff, Major Biddle and Mr. Gurney went to the scene. Quickly realizing the gravity of the situation they managed to get into the car and immediately recognised the smell of explosives. They saw a cord protruding from beneath the passenger seat which they knew was a detonating cord and this was traced to the rear seat which was lifted and found to be packed with explosives. They now realised they were dealing with a very large bomb and ensured that the immediate area was evacuated and that staff in the surrounding buildings were warned before they began the dangerous task of rendering the device safe. The officers found the initiatory system of the bomb in a wooden box under the front seat; Mr. Gurney severed the detonating cord and together they removed the back seat containing the explosives as far as possible from the initiatory system. They suspected that there might be a second such system and immediately unpacked the seat squab and separated the bags of explosives to reduce the effects of any explosion. When the box was opened it was found to contain a device based on an alarm clock which would have exploded the bomb at 3 p. The car was then searched for further explosives and none being found, it was declared safe. During the morning Major Biddle and Mr. Gurney with other colleagues were extremely busy attending to further suspect car bombs; these turned out to be false alarms. At about 2 p. That afternoon an anonymous call to a newspaper warned that further car bombs had been planted and Mr. Gurney with Captain Hawkins went to deal with one of them. From the earlier events of the day they realised that the time for the detonation of any further bombs might be perilously close and they immediately approached the car and gained access. Again they were met by the distinctive smell of explosives and rapidly located a detonating cord in a position like the one found previously. The bomb was similar to the earlier one and having cut the detonating cord they removed the rear seat squab. Captain Hawkins carefully dismantled the explosive charge and made certain it contained no secondary means of detonation while Mr. Gurney made the initiatory device safe; this was again found to be based on an alarm clock and would have caused the bomb to explode at about 2.50 p. Together the officers searched the car for any further explosives and finally declared it safe. Major Biddle, Captain Hawkins and Mr. Gurney were all involved in exceptional risks and displayed courage of a very high order and in successfully dismantling these bombs they undoubtedly saved a large number of people from very serious injury or even death. The month after the announcement of his award of the MBE, in early January 1974, Major Biddle and Major Ronald Wilson, a fellow officer from the Scotland Yard Bomb Squad, were called to five incidents in two days. One bomb went off at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum while Wilson was collecting tools to deal with it, while Biddle was called to another incident at the Boat Show at Earl’s Court. The bomb there went off while he was on the way to deal with it, but meanwhile he was summoned to defuse another device in Ealing, west London. Inside a large plastic carrier bag, he found a 15-pound bomb in a corrugated box stamped with the name of a Dublin firm of biscuit manufacturers. Biddle recalled the incident: I was alone. This is a one-man task. I could hear a distinct ticking sound. I proceeded immediately to defuse the bomb. Only after dismantling it, did Biddle discover a clock hand on its timing device was only thirty seconds from making contact with a brass screw that would have set off an explosion. In the early hours on the next day, Biddle was called to two other incidents: one bomb in Chelsea blew up before he could reach it, the other bomb was in Kensington, in a gray-mottled suitcase that could be seen on the doorstep of the basement of a house occupied by Major-General Sir Cecil Blacker, Adjutant-General. The street lighting had been extinguished. The suitcase was bound tightly with rope, and because of the lack of space in which to work, Biddle was obliged to move it. Inside the case, he found 112 four-ounce gelignite cartridges and was able to dismantle the bomb by undoing battery connections. At the trial of the IRA men sentenced for the bombings, Mr, Justice Melford Stevenson praised both Biddle and Wilson for their efforts. Much of Biddle’s work was carried out in secrecy, but in 1975, a court heard how a bomb sent by a jilted lover blew up in his face, scorching his wrist and eyebrows. He is credited with having defused numerous terrorist bombs, including an IRA device intended to kill Sir Edward Heath in 1975. Heath had been a British politician, who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1970 to 1974 and was the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1965 to 1975, losing the leadership of the party to Margaret Thatcher in February 1975. On November 9, 1975, Biddle had been called out in the early hours, to deal with a car parked by Heath’s house in Belgravia. Under the car was a duffel bag, so all local residents were evacuated. From where Biddel lay in the gutter, he could see that the bag was wedged fast under the car and tied with a cord. Due to the background noise, he could not hear if it was ticking. Biddle pivoted the bag, so that its open end faced him in the gutter. He had to ensure that the pressure contact between the bag and the car was maintained. Reaching under the car, he managed to cut the cord and open the bag wide enough to dismantle the bomb. Biddle was praised for his efforts by Mr. Justice Cantley at the Old Bailey in 1977, during the Judge’s speech when sentencing the terrorists: “I want to commend the men of true worth, unarmed policemen who faced and chased these criminals, and the bomb disposal experts such as Major Biddle”. Major Biddle was awarded the George Medal for his “outstanding gallantry and devotion to duty” in defusing four terrorist bombs, on January 5 & 6, 1974, May 19, 1974 and November 9, 1975. The announcement and citation for his George Medal appeared in the Third Supplement to the London Gazette 47085 of Monday, December 6, 1976, on Tuesday, December 7, 1976, page 16447-48: CENTRAL CHANCERY OF THE ORDERS OF KNIGHTHOOD St. THE QUEEN has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following award of the George Medal. Awarded the George Medal Major Geoffrey William BIDDLE, M. Explosives Officer, Metropolitan Police. Bearing in mind police warnings to be cautious of explosives attached to stationery vehicles, they looked under their car and saw a duffle bag jammed underneath below the front passenger seat. Without interfering with the bag they called the police. Major Biddle was summoned to the scene which had been sealed to traffic and pedestrians and after the initial examination it was decided that the residents of nearby houses should be evacuated before the bag was examined in more detail. There was only a small amount of ground clearance under the car and Major Biddle could see that the tightly wedged object was securely closed by a cord. Being unable to touch the bag he tackled the inspection by lying in the gutter, but because of background noises was unable to decide whether or not the bomb was ticking. Major Biddle slowly pivotted the device so that the opening was facing where he was lying in the gutter; this had to be done very gently so that the pressure contact between the bag and the vehicle remained unbroken. When the bag was close enough he managed to cut the cord, open the bag and this enabled him to disarm the device sufficiently to pull it from under the car and render it completely safe. The bomb would have detonated if the bag had been removed or if the car had been subjected to any movement. Major Biddle has over a period been involved in defusing other terrorist explosive devices. On 5th January 1974 following a day of terrorist bomb activity, he was called to some premises where the area had been evacuated following the discovery of a suspicious object. The device had been placed among several plastic bags in a badly lit position and was seen to contain a clock, batteries and explosives. Major Biddle defused the bomb by cutting the wiring to the batteries and then removed the detonator. He then managed to reach the clock, the setting of which showed that the device was probably within seconds of exploding at the time it was disarmed. In the early hours of the following day, 6th January 1974, Major Biddle was called to the front basement of a house where a suitcase had been left on the doorstep; he noticed that the street lighting was extinguished and the area was in darkness. The suitcase was bound tightly with rope and due to a lack of room in which to work, Major Biddle was obliged to move it from its original position. When the case was opened it was found to contain explosives, a battery and a clock. The bomb was made safe by disconnecting the wire to the battery and removing the detonator. Had this bomb exploded considerable damage and injury could have been caused. Major Biddle also defused a bomb contained in a haversack and left at the rear of some premises on 19th May 1974. Major Biddle displayed outstanding gallantry and devotion to duty in tackling these highly dangerous devices, often under difficult circumstances. Biddle’s George Medal investiture took place at Buckingham Palace and was conducted by Prince Charles, on Tuesday, February 15, 1977. It was also the Prince’s first time conducting an investiture. Biddle is acknowledged as having been an MBE and having received the award in 1976 on the Metropolitan Police Gallantry Awards website, for having defused four terrorist bombs during his work as an Explosives Officer. He retired from policing in 1981. Geoffrey William Biddle died in February 1997 in South East Surrey, Surrey, England, at the age of 79. His wife, Lilian, pre-deceased him in 1987. Sir Edward Heath fondly remembered Biddle after his death, stating: Men such as Geoffrey Biddle are too often the unsung heroes of out time, but the freedom we enjoy in our everyday lives depend upon such very special men. I personally owed him a particular debt of thanks because he once showed incredible sang-froid (from the French: cold blood) in defusing a bomb, which turned out to be the first of a new type of device, outside my own home in London. Geoffrey Biddle was an inspiring Senior Explosives Officer at Scotland Yard while the Troubles were at their height, and he will truly be missed. ” (C:106) The Set is Accompanied by his Commission Document named to “Geoffrey William Biddle, Lieutenant, Land Forces, promoting him to the rank of Lieutenant, effective January 1, 1947, dated May 9, 1947 at St. James Palace, stamped signature of George VI, two other signatures, embossed seal of Princess Elizabeth, 303 mm x 407 mm; his Second World War Soldier’s Service and Pay Book (handwritten entries, 100 mm x 127 mm, wear evident on the cover); a Letter from the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood, St. James Palace addressed to Major Geoffery William Biddle, M. “, in regards to the Secretary transmitting a Warrant of Appointment to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 198 mm x 238 mm; a Letter from the Metropolitan Police (dated October 15, 1980, with attached letter received from the West German Embassy dated October 10, 1980, 210 mm x 297 mm); a NATO Pass numbered “818, with an expiry date of June 30, 1960 in French, signed by Major Biddle U. Delegation and NATO Head of Security Service, 78 mm x 110 mm; a New Scotland Yard C7 Branch Athletic & Social Club Membership Card (numbered “102″, signed by the Honourary Secretary of the Club, 60 mm x 92 mm); a Special Forces Club Membership Card named to G. Biddle”, dated October 1979/80, signed by the Club Secretary, 59 mm x 80 mm; two The Snowball Club Ladies’ Night For Charity Tickets (numbered “254″ and “255, 114 mm x 150 mm); forty-four Photographs (black and white or colour, two portraits in uniform, three in the field, the remaining photos of friends, family and award ceremonies, various sizes); numerous newspaper articles c. 1970s; thirty business cards (most of which are card-mounted), along with assorted research papers. This medal group would be perfect for medal dealers, rare medal group collectors, bomb disposal, police collectors, museums, displays, christmas gift and much much more! The item “Brilliant WW2 MBE George Medal Civil Gallantry Bomb Squad Police Medal Group” is in sale since Sunday, January 13, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “knightofengland2011″ and is located in Gainsborough. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Clothing Type: Medals
  • Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
  • Service: Home Front/ Civil Defence
  • Modified Item: Yes
  • Featured Refinements: Medal Group
  • Era: 1945-Present
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Country/ Organization: Great Britain
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Modification Description: George Medal is a Museum Quality Replica
  • Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)