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GERMAN WWII MEMORABILIA
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THIS DOUBLE SET MILITARY WATCH BOX
PROVIDES AN EXCELLENT DISPLAY OF
GERMAN WWII MEMORABILIA
OF THE TIMER
WITH AN ABILITY
TO STORE IT
GUN METAL CASED
THIS JUNGHANS 29a TIMER
WAS PURCHASED FROM
I ALWAYS LOOK FOR
WWII GERMAN MILITARY WATCHES
AND OTHER ITEMS
I STAY AWAY FROM THE
“NEW DIALED LOOKING OLD OFFERS”
CONCENTRATYE ON GENUINE FINDS
THAT ARE WORN,
NOT RUNNING ,
OR REQUIRE WORK.
THE FACT IS, A FEW MILLION GERMANS WITH THEIR GEAR
WENT TO AND NEVER CAME BACK FROM EASTERN EUROPE.
NOT ALL GERMANS WERE NASI
MANY FOUGHT BELIEVING IT WAS THE RIGHT THING
AND THOUGH I FEEL BAD FOR THEM,
ESPECIALLY THOSE TURNED OVER TO RUSSIA BY THE USA
THE FACT REMAINS THAT HISTORY IS FOUND EVERY DAY
IN EASTERN EUROPE
DIAL IS ORIGINAL IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
THE GUN METAL BLACK CASE IS A RARE GERMAN
EASTERN EUROPEAN THEATER JUNGHANS [YO-HANS]
THE LEATHER STRAP STRAP
IS A WONDERFUL AFTER MARKET
CONDITION OF THIS TIMER IS EXTRA
FINE ALL FEATURES WORK
CONDITION OF FINISH IS EXCELLENT.
THERE IS SOME WEAR TO BLACK FINISH
INDICATING THIS TIMER WAS USED EXTENSIVELY.
FINISH IS NOT
WITH PRODUCTS USED FOR GUNS.
IT IS A HEATED TYPE FINISH.
YOU WILL SEE THE ORIGINAL NEAR PERFECT
ON THE OUTER SIDE
OF THE INNER HINGED
THE INTERIOR SIDE
OF THE HINGED CASE BACK
THE INNER SIDE
OF THE NONE HINGED
OUTER CASE BACK
THIS IS THE INNER HINGED CASE BACK.
NOTICE THE MINTY EVEN BLACK FINISH?
THIST IS THE PRESERVED FACTORY FINISH
ARE A RARE COMMODITY
A DOZEN PIECES
HAVE PASSED MY WAY
THEY WERE ALL
“GUN METAL “
THE INNER SIDE OF THE INNER HINGD CASE BACK
NOTE THE EVEN BLACK FINISH
WITH SOME AREAS WERE LIGHT RUST HAD DEVELOPED
AROUND THE HINGE
UNDER RIM “LIP”
AND A SMALL AREA BOTTOM center
WE UTILIZED OIL AND FLEXSHAFT BUFFING
TO KILL ANY OF THE MINOR RUST
WITHOUT DAMAGING OR LOSIMNG THE ORIGINAL FINISH AND DETAIL
FROM THIS ANGLE YOU CAN SEE THE AREAS
THAT LOOK SLIGHLY ORANGE IN COLOR
THESE WERE AREAS THAT CONTAINED
A LIGHT SURFACE RUST
NOT ENOUGH TO EAT INTO THE METAL
BUT ENOUGH TO REQUIRE WORK TO REMOVE
THIS CONDITION WAS MORE FROM
LONG TERM LIGHT MOISTURE
RATHER THAN A “WET” CONDITION
HERE WE HAVE THE CASE
center = OUTER SNAP CASE BACK
TOP= CASE WITH CROWN TUBE AND HINGED BACK
NOTE THE MOTTELED SNAP CASE BACK
THE UNEVEN LOOK IS WHERE SURFACE RUST
HAD ATTACHED THE FINISH
OIL AND FLEXSHAFT BUFFING CLEANED IT UP.
YOU CAN SEE THAT THE FINISH WAS PRETTY HEAVY DUTY
RUST NOR HI-HEAT BUFFING WITH COMPOUNDS
REMOVED THE FINISH
ANOTHER ITEM I WOULD POINT TO IS THE FACT THAT
ONLY THE INNER CASE IS HINGED
THIS WONDERFUL JUNGHANS [YO-HANS] IS
AN EARLER MODEL. MORE LIKE
HERE WE CAN SEE THE BEEFY HEAVY SPLINED CROWN.
NOTICE IT IS A ROUNDED ONION STYLE
I BRING THIS UP TO DEMONSTRATE A FACT
EARLY 20 CENTURY TIMERS HAD THESE STYLE CROWNS
LATER CROWNS WILL BE FLAT TOPPED
THIS IS AN AWSOME SHOT OF THE
INNER HINGED CASE BACK
THIS IS AN AWESOME SHOT OF THE
OUTER SNAP-ON CASE BACK
WE ARE GOING TO PLACE
THE OUTER CASE BACK ON
THE TIMER IS SEALED
SEE THE PITTING?
WHAT IS AMAZING IS THAT THE INTERIOR
REMAINED FAIRLY CONSISTENT AND CLEAN
THE ABOVE PIC IS OF THIS MOVEMENT
NOTICE THE FINISH IS NOT
BRASSY OR GILDED
THERE WAS SOME
LIGHT RUST, METAL FATIGUE & CORROSION
ESPECIALLY THE STRAIGHT WHITE METAL SCREWS
SOME PARTS WERE ABSENT
MOVEMENT IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
ALL FEATURES WORK
RESET WORKS PERFECT
IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
ALL FEATURES WORK
BLOW UP OF STRAP
HOUSING IS EXCELLENT
ALL NUMBERS HASHES ARE CLEAR
COMPASS BACK MOVES PERFECTLY
THESE PICS SHOW THE BACK IN
STRAP PINS ARE PERFECT
CINDERELLA -P86- GERMANY
WIEDERSEHENS FELER – PASSAU
– PFINGSTEN – 1927
WWII LUFTWAFFE MECHANIC INSIGNIA PATCH
METAL HEIDECKSBURG CASTLE BADGE
BELONGED TO GERMAN PRISONER OF WAR
German Soldiers in WW2 wore a Winterhilfswerk
“Talisman” with names and symbols of German cities, Towns and occupied
countries. Many also had metal badges from their homes cities, towns and places. The
profits from sale of these “Talisman” were for poor people in winter (for
coal, warm clothes, food), and, after 1941, for warm uniforms for Wehrmacht on the Eastern
Front. Many soldiers wore these Winterhilfswerk tags with the names of the towns which
they came from along with ID/Dog-Tags.
Heidelberg is a the fifth-largest city in
the State of Baden-Württemberg in south-west Germany and part of the densely populated
Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region. Heidelberg lies on the River Neckar in a steep valley in
the Odenwald. A former residence of the Electoral Palatinate, Heidelberg is the location
of the University of Heidelberg, well-known far beyond its and Germany’s borders.
Heidelberg is a popular tourist destination due to its romantic and picturesque cityscape,
including Heidelberg Castle and the baroque style Old Town. .
The 24th Roman cohort and the 2nd Cyrenaican
cohort (CCG XXIIII and CCH II CYR) built a fort in 40 AD. The Romans then built and
maintained permanent camps and a signalling tower on the bank of the Neckar with a
wooden bridge based on stone pillars across it. The camp protected the first civilian
settlements that developed. The Romans remained until 260 AD, when the camp was conquered
by Germanic tribes
Modern Heidelberg can trace its beginnings to the
fifth century. The village Bergheim (Mountain Home) is first mentioned in that period, in
documents dated to 769 AD. Bergheim now lies in the middle of modern Heidelberg. The
people gradually converted to Christianity. In 863 AD, the monastery of St. Michael was
founded on the Heiligenberg inside the double rampart of the Celtic fortress.
During the Nasi regime (1933–1945),
Heidelberg was a stronghold of the NSDAP, the strongest party in the elections before 1933
(the NSDAP obtained 30% at the communal elections of 1930. The NSDAP received 45.9% of the
votes in the German federal election of March 1933 (the national average was 43.9%).
Non-Aryan university staff were discriminated against. By 1939, one-third of the
university’s staff had been forced out for racial and political reasons. The non-Aryan
professors were sent off in 1933, within one month of Hiler’s rise to power. The lists
were prepared beforehand.
Between 1934 and 1935, the Reichsarbeitsdienst (State labor service) and University of
Heidelberg students built the huge Thingstätte amphitheatre on the Heiligenberg north of
the old part of Heidelberg, for Nasi (NSDAP) and SS events. A few months later, the
inauguration of the huge Ehrenfriedhof memorial cemetery completed the second and last
NSDAP project in Heidelberg. This cemetery is on the southern side of the old part of
town, a little south of the Königstuhl hilltop. During WWII and after, Wehrmacht soldiers
were buried there.
During the Kristallnacht on November 9, 1938, Nasis burned down
synagogues at two locations in the city. The next day, they started systematic deportation
of Jews, and sent 150 Jews to Dachau concentration camp. On October 22, 1940, during the
“Wagner Buerckel event”, the Nasis deported 6000 local Jews, including 281 from
Heidelberg, to Camp Gurs concentration camp in France. Within a few months, as many as
1000 of them (201 from Heidelberg) died of hunger and diseases. Among the deportees from
Heidelberg, the poet Alfred Mombert (1872–1942) center the camp in April 1941 thanks
to the Swiss poet Hans Reinhart. From 1942, the deportees that had survived internment in
Gurs where deported to Eastern Europe, where most of them were murdered.
On March 29, 1945, the Wehrmacht center the city after destroying
three arches of the old bridge, Heidelberg’s treasured river crossing. They also destroyed
the more modern bridge downstream. The U.S. Army (3rd Infantry, 7th Army) entered
Heidelberg on March 30, 1945. The civilian population surrendered without resistance.
ORIGINAL GERMAN WWII BUTTON RIBBONS
A GERMAN COIN
WW2 German Tinnie / Day Badge
Freiheit Und Brot 29 Marz 1936
Though History denotes the facts of the Brutality
and Horror of the nasi Regime and War machine, many Germans, faced with dim prospects of
the depression, multiplied by war reparations caused by the German folly of WWI,
joined the military believing they were doing the right thing. Many of these young
soldiers, as well as Officers, were ultimately slaughtered by the Third Reich. Hundreds of
thousands died on the field and, ultimately, in the Russian Gulag.
We chose this original photo because it depicts
German officers and enlisted men in 1940, the year when the all consuming Blitzkreig began
and a Victory of a sorts permeated the peoples of Germany, when the educated as well as
the illiterate were lead to believe they were superior to the world, when they were
celebratingwhat they believed to be their moment on the world stage.
The US transferred 6,000 German officers to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp that now
was under Soviet Union administration. The US also shipped 740,000 German POWs as forced
laborersto France. The U.S. also chose to hand over several hundred thousand
German prisoners to the Soviet Union in May 1945 as a “gesture of friendship”.
One million German prisoners died in the Soviet camps between 1941 and 1952
THIS IS WHAT THIS AWESOME WWII GERMAN MILITARY
LOOKS LIKE WITH ALL BUT THE TIMER
VERY SIMPLE TO REMOVE AND REPLACE ITEMS
ESPECIALLY THE TIMER
INCLUDED IN THIS OFFER IS THIS
Original RK Photo Personally Signed By Paul
Luftwaffe Major & Commander Of II Grp Night Fighters
& Holder Of The RK With Oak Leaves
FRAMED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
11 X 14
Paul Zorner, born Paul Zloch on March 31, 1920,
was a highly decorated German night fighter pilot in World War II. He was born in Roben
district of Leobschütz, Upper Silesia. Zorner is credited with 59 nocturnal aerial
victories claimed in 272 missions, including 110 night fighter missions.
Zorner joined the Luftwaffe in October 1938 and
began training at Oschatz-Sachsen on 7 November. He attended Luftkriegsschule 2 at
Berlin-Gatow in and in November qualified and was sent for conversion training on
twin-engine aircraft. He was posted as an instructor in July 1940. In March 1941 Leut.
Zorner was posted to KGr.z.b.v. 104. to fly the Junkers Ju 52 transport aircraft. He flew
over 160 missions in the Mediterranean area, and in August 1941 operated over the Ukraine.
In October 1941 Zorner commenced training as a
night fighter pilot. He was the posted to 8. NJG 2 based at Gilze-Rijen to fly the Junkers
Ju 88 C night fighter. In December 1942 Zorner was posted to command 2./NJG 3 at
Wittmundhafen flying the Bf 110 and Do 217 night fighters.
On the night of 17-18 January 1943, Zorner claimed his first
victory. By March, he had six victories to his credit. He was shot down on 17 April 1943
while intercepting USAAF bombers during the day, force-landed his Bf 110 near Cloppenburg.
He claimed his 10th victory on 25-26 July, a Halifax bomber
raiding Essen, but he and his crewman had to bale out when his Bf 110 G-4 had an engine
catch fire. In August 1943 Zorner was made Staffelkapitän of 8./NJG 3. He claimed three
Lancaster bombers on 23-24 December, and another Lancaster near Luckenwalde as his 20th
claim on 2-3 January 1944. He claimed another four Lancasters shot down on the night of
19-20 February and five more shot down on 24-25 February.
Zorner claimed a Mosquito night fighter of 169 Squadron shot down
on 20-21 April. Zorner was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of III./NJG 5 in April 1944. On the
night of 27-28 April, Zorner claimed three Lancasters shot down attacking Friedrichshafen
to take his total to 46.
Zorner was awarded the Ritterkreuz in June for 48 victories. He
shot down four bombers targeting railway installations in support of the Normandy invasion
on the night of 10-11 June and then three Halifaxes targeting V-1 launch sites in the
Pas-de-Calais on 24-25 July.
Zorner was awarded the Oakleaves on 17 September for 58
victories. In October 1944 Zorner was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of II./NJG 100 equipped
with Ju 88 night-fighters. In February 1945 II./NJG 100 was relocated to Wien-Seyring.
Major Zorner claimed his 59th and last victory on 5-6 March 1945, a B-24 bomber near Graz.
Zorner surrendered his Gruppe to United States troops near Karlsbad on 10 May 1945. He was
then handed over to Soviet Forces on 17 May. He returned to Germany after 4 years of
incarceration in December 1949.
Zorner studied mechanical engineering in Stuttgart
and entered the field of refrigeration engineering before he rejoined the Bundesluftwaffe
in 1956 . He was not passed fit to fly jet fighters and returned to civilian life in May
1957 and was employed within the chemical industry. He retired in 1981 as a chief engineer
with Hoechst near Frankfurt. Zorner was credited with 59 victories recorded at night in
272 missions, of which 110 were night fighter missions
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