My mother came yesterday with a nice package with all kinds of things from our family from WW2. Most of the things are from my grandaunt who was in the resistance during WW2, but also some things from my grandfather from who served in the dutch army. At first I thought that she had brought the helmet from my grandfather but that one was green. This helmet was used by the Dutch security forces (Binnenlandse Strijdkrachten) in liberated Holland: Kriegsmarine K98 ammobags (note the M from Marine):
2 -how do you call these things, "car distinguishing mark" :naughty: - Also from the Kriegsmarine (stated on the red marks) And a lot of small stuff: 1 = WA emblem (from the Dutch National Socialism Party) 2 = Armshield from the Prinses Irene Brigade (Brigade with dutch soldiers that were in the English army) 3 = Motor WA (from the Dutch National Socialism Party) 4 = something from the Rijkspolice 5 = cufftitle from the BS (Dutch security forces) 6 = cufftitle from the BS (Dutch security forces) 7 = Police cufftitle 8 = Sharpshooter 2nd class Prinses Irene Brigade 9 = KNIL medal (after WW2) 10 = KNIL medal (after WW2) 11 = KNIL medal (after WW2) 12 = remembermedal BS (Dutch security forces) 13 = Medal Prinses Irene Brigade Hat ?from the Prinses Irene Brigade? I'll go to my grandmother asap for the Dutch army helmet '40 Anyone else who had some special things from your family from WW2?
omg, Thats some nice stuff, I recently bought a russian pilotka, dated 1944
looks pretty much like this
and a Russian Officer Cap from well, not dated, but I guess its from the 80s
and A russian steel helmet, used in numerious winter battles, the painting is falling of, but othervise complete, just need some fixing, I will provide pictures of it as soon as possible :)
I take what n0e says way too seriously
9th April 2005
that sure is some nice stuff you guys have. wish i had a camera so i could show my humble collection of helmets.
I myself only have a russian ww2 helmet that my grandfather brought home after the war. He shot the previous owner.
Let mee see, I have the folowing gasmasks: -2 Belgian l.702 dated 1939 -1 Belgian AG-9 Dated 1940 -1 Belgian AG-15 dated 1939 (without canister :() -1 belgian SACIC-1934 -1 Belgian N.103 dated 1935 (also no canister:() -1 Belgian E2 (engelbert) dated 1940 -1 Belgian EV639 (engelbert) dated 1940 -1 German GM-30 dated 1936 -1 german GM-38 dated 1941 -1 German VM-40 dated ???? -1 British Civilian Duty Respirator dated 1941 -1 British General Civilian Respirator dated 1935 -1 British Service Respirator, Mk. IV dated 1934 -1 American optical M1A1 dated ???? ( got is from an old lady in normandie, she said she got it from a us sailer back in 1944) -1 french ANP-39 dated 1940
Darn, thats a long list, i should start my own local gasmaskmuseum :nodding:
Oh and if you didnt notice, I am trying to collect gasmasks used in WW2 *hint hint*
I used to have a Dutch Gasmask that was stamped out a few days before the war, but I gave it to Invincible, because he couldn't afford it. :p
Well,I dunno if my grandmother have something from grans in her house. I guess there isn´t anything.... Only a photo that was my grandfather,and 2 friends of him. Both killed on Italy.
You guys are lucky, all I have is a 1944 allied paratrooper knife with brass knuckles
Wanna go Double Dutch?
9th December 2003
Wow you are one hell of a lucky bastard mate! :eek:
My grandparents didn't have any items as far as I know/knew. On my moms side my grandparents where in a japanese camp in indonesia so no items there. On my dads side, well never heard a lot about the war from them.