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#1 20-01-2015 13:18:03

don_kihotis7
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From: Cyprus
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DAK POW Wooden Souvenir

Hi members, i didn't know where to post this one so i thought to use the "DAK collection" forum.

This is a nice hand made souvenir from a DAK (presumably) prisoner of war made in 1943.

It shows the continent of Africa in the middle and it has engraved the letters "AFRIKA". On top there is something like a hanger maybe for an award? Anyway here are some photos:

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2378_img_3989.jpg

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2378_img_3990.jpg

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2378_img_3991.jpg

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2378_img_3993.jpg

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2378_img_3994.jpg

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2378_img_3996.jpg

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2378_img_3997.jpg


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#2 20-01-2015 21:59:39

msteve21
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Re: DAK POW Wooden Souvenir

Lot of detail work in that woodwork Don, maybe its where you hung the KC of a night
One of those wartime mysteries, we may never know the answer too
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#3 20-01-2015 22:57:05

Tin Soldier
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From: Australia
Registered: 15-09-2011
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Re: DAK POW Wooden Souvenir

Very interesting Chris, yeah look at that carving for the brickwork - very nice!
Would be nice to know how it was displayed or it's original purpose? But we all like a good mystery don't we cool


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#4 21-01-2015 09:56:41

don_kihotis7
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Re: DAK POW Wooden Souvenir

Hi guys, thanks for the replies.

I was thinking that it could be a hanger for a badge but i don't think it would fit. A medal hanging from the ribbon would be more possible but as you said we will never know unfortunately.


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#5 21-01-2015 14:31:17

Sebastian.V
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Re: DAK POW Wooden Souvenir

very nice item...hard to tell more but this German soldier was a artist !

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#6 03-03-2015 23:29:09

herrzark
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Re: DAK POW Wooden Souvenir

wow.very interesting item.first time see one


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#7 04-03-2015 12:29:02

don_kihotis7
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Re: DAK POW Wooden Souvenir

Thanks guys.


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