WW11 BVoth sides (warning nazi)

jasfindFebruary 29, 2012

Hi. One shot is of German arm bands. The filthy twisted cross is ,I guess common. But what about the other two?What are they and any app. value.

The second shot is good old USA. It states

Vanguard in peace

Commander amphibious force

U.S. Atlantic fleet

Spearhead in war

Does this mean that it came from the "old Man's" boat.

12 inches by app1/2 5+ lbs. of bronze.Looks like it's "been there"

much thanks

john

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lindac

Did you mean to post a picture?

    Bookmark   February 29, 2012 at 9:52AM
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jasfind

Don't know what's going on.

Here is a link that might be useful: photobucket

    Bookmark   February 29, 2012 at 1:46PM
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lindac

I wish I knew as much about your things as I do about posting pictures....
I think the German arm bands are those worn by civilians indicating that they were nazi supporters and that they were civilians charged with keeping the peace....must like we had air raid warden arm bands here.
The bronze thing sure looks like "something' but I don't know what.

    Bookmark   February 29, 2012 at 2:39PM
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calliope

Bahnhofswache would be rainroad station inspectors. They were not civilians but army troops. Feldgendarmerie are ,military police. They were also commissioned soldiers. So these were military armbands.

The red armband is an NSDAP band, worn by civilian members of the Nazi party.

I do not know what the blue armband is.

There are lots of WWII military souvenier sites. You might try finding one and submitting the blue patch and maybe somebody can identify it.

    Bookmark   February 29, 2012 at 3:54PM
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lazy_gardens

The blue armband is from the RLB ... Reichsluftschutzbund, or National Air Raid Protection League

http://www.feldgrau.com/rlb.html

http://e-militaria.com/catalog/germany_third_reich/RLB_Reichs_Luftschutze_Bund/rlb_gallery/armband_rlb_bevo/index.html

    Bookmark   February 29, 2012 at 5:37PM
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jasfind

Hi people ,and thanks for the imput.I don't know why I had a hard time getting the shots on the site. I used the same method three times.I know some sites don't like nazi items.All war sucks ,and should be remembered by all.
john

    Bookmark   February 29, 2012 at 6:44PM
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jemdandy

The brass or bronze piece has two mounting holes. It has a grouping of 3 stars - may indicate rank or significancce. The nomenclature declares "commander amphibious force". I assume this plate refers to a landing craft or a "duck" style vehicle. It could have belonged to something like the "SeaBees". The eagle is carrying a rifle and the other item is an anchor suitable for beach and sediment. The weighted prongs of the anchor are pivoted and will dig in when dragged.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2012 at 3:55AM
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jasfind

Hey Jimdandy. Thanks for the thoughts. I'm kinda wondering if this piece was on the actual commander's ship. That what it's states.Value is another question
john

    Bookmark   March 2, 2012 at 6:12AM
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