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#1 28-11-2014 14:09:03

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WH Nco Feldgendarme cap

A nice and rare orange pipe !

http://i53.tinypic.com/jtql3t.jpg
http://i53.tinypic.com/k0r33c.jpg
http://i51.tinypic.com/j93vaw.jpg
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#2 28-11-2014 16:58:09

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Re: WH Nco Feldgendarme cap

Hi Sebastien! Very interesting item and subject! Does anyone on this site have any Field Police items specifically for tropics? I have not seen a topical uniform or cap in a lot of searching. just picked up a relic wand roundel from Stalingrad recently and already have a gorget and M35 helmet in collection. Thanks again for bringing up an interesting subject!
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#3 28-11-2014 17:13:17

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Re: WH Nco Feldgendarme cap

Nice cap Seba.
Baron i don't think field police units were in Afrika. At least i never encountered this personally in any reference book.


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#4 28-11-2014 18:55:30

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Re: WH Nco Feldgendarme cap

thank you ! sorry Barron I dont know...but please post your great find ! wink

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#5 29-11-2014 03:31:47

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Re: WH Nco Feldgendarme cap

I have seen some photos of field police directing vehicles in Afrika with a wand. I'll have to go through my dozens of references!!! Should be an interesting topic! here is couple of shots of my relic condition roundel picked up at Stalingrad battlefield. It was used for target practice at sometime but some red and white are visible as well as handle attachment holes. Enjoy!

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#6 29-11-2014 10:30:12

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Re: WH Nco Feldgendarme cap

Nice relic. Did you buy it from the digger who found it or online somewhere?


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#7 29-11-2014 11:05:28

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Re: WH Nco Feldgendarme cap

A emotional relic...Great

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#8 29-11-2014 13:18:40

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Re: WH Nco Feldgendarme cap

I bought it directly from a digger in Volgagrad (formerly Stalingrad).

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#9 01-12-2014 11:03:06

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Re: WH Nco Feldgendarme cap

Rebbaron55 wrote:

I have seen some photos of field police directing vehicles in Afrika with a wand. I'll have to go through my dozens of references!!! Should be an interesting topic! here is couple of shots of my relic condition roundel picked up at Stalingrad battlefield. It was used for target practice at sometime but some red and white are visible as well as handle attachment holes. Enjoy!

Hi Baron you were right.
I found a pair of Feldgendarmerie tropical boards in another forum a few days ago so they indeed saw service in Afrika as well.


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#10 02-12-2014 06:44:15

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Re: WH Nco Feldgendarme cap

Here is a field police helmet that I picked up about 35 years ago. Both decals were exposed fairly crudely showing the layers of paint that had to be removed including an early war tan not from Afrika and an odd green that covered it all over later including interior markings! Enjoy!
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http://i61.tinypic.com/33u4sgo.jpg, http://i62.tinypic.com/2eqdqf5.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/11qmyi9.jpg

http://i61.tinypic.com/10pdibs.jpg, http://i57.tinypic.com/24ynyhe.jpg

http://i58.tinypic.com/31690mv.jpg, http://i58.tinypic.com/34t9yya.jpg

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#11 02-12-2014 09:14:24

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Re: WH Nco Feldgendarme cap

Nice helmet friend. I hate it when people do this decal digging hmm


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#12 02-12-2014 10:43:02

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Re: WH Nco Feldgendarme cap

nice helmet !!! thank you for the post

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#13 03-12-2014 04:11:17

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Re: WH Nco Feldgendarme cap

Here is the latest of my field police items that I could find. I had it hidden away as I am a bit wary of the luminous paint! Enjoy!
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http://i59.tinypic.com/se3ndz.jpg, http://i60.tinypic.com/swxmz5.jpg

http://i58.tinypic.com/f2ov12.jpg, http://i58.tinypic.com/zirf3q.jpg

http://i61.tinypic.com/2wf48cw.jpg, http://i59.tinypic.com/2u7sku8.jpg

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#14 03-12-2014 08:28:49

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Re: WH Nco Feldgendarme cap

Hi Barron. What part of the paint makes you wary? The black around the letters?


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#15 03-12-2014 09:59:31

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Re: WH Nco Feldgendarme cap

It is painted with slightly radioactive paint so that it glows fairly bright at night! Just like watches used to be painted!

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#16 03-12-2014 10:05:46

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Radioactive paint? I wonder what else we are going to see in this hobby roll big_smile


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#17 03-12-2014 13:38:07

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Re: WH Nco Feldgendarme cap

Plomb paint in period was dangerous...Great Wonderful item Baron !!! thanks for your pic !

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#18 03-12-2014 15:04:20

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The dangers from radioactive materials were unknown until after the bombings of Japan at the end of the war! Many US soldiers were used as test subjects for years after the war to determine how dangerous it was! I happen to be a radiation safety officer for the place I work, so that has brought me to greater awareness of subject!!!
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#19 07-12-2014 01:51:38

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Re: WH Nco Feldgendarme cap

Hi Don and anyone interested! I was watching a short German video on U Tube on color video of African campaign and there is a shot of a field policeman directing traffic with wand while wearing chained gorget and a soft cap!! Check it out! Great music too!
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#20 07-12-2014 17:56:00

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Re: WH Nco Feldgendarme cap

Rebbaron55 wrote:

Hi Don and anyone interested! I was watching a short German video on U Tube on color video of African campaign and there is a shot of a field policeman directing traffic with wand while wearing chained gorget and a soft cap!! Check it out! Great music too!
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Which one is it mate?
The "Apocalypse"?


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#21 07-12-2014 19:12:16

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I believe so. It was only about 5 or 6 minutes long and the photos were taken from a book and put to music. I am not at home until this evening but will check then if you haven't found it. Let me know if you are successful! Very worthwhile short!
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#22 07-12-2014 22:01:28

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Then it was not Apocalypse as that one has only video footage not photos, which was completely colorised. If you haven't seen it give it a try. It's not the best but covers some of the major battles and events.


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#23 08-12-2014 04:29:15

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Re: WH Nco Feldgendarme cap

Hi Don! I have You Tube open and it is a 3:13 minute long clip by David Valery with photos from Schiffer Publishing book on Afrikakorps.   Enjoy!

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#24 08-12-2014 11:18:05

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Found it, thanks friend.


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#25 08-12-2014 11:54:02

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Re: WH Nco Feldgendarme cap

Wish the clip had better resolution as there are some great pictures for discussion on it! Maybe even a Panzer III with a coconut canteen and a felt covered sun helmet on it!

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