WW 2 souvenirs

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  1. :wink: Just been give a couple of Items that my Grandad brought back from the Second world war, I have no history of where he was only that my father thinks he was in the Devon's and my have been Airborne

    Was wondering if the power of ARRSE can once again save my ARRSE as Ive boasted :oops: to my dad that I will be able to get them Identified on here

    Sorry for the size :wink:
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  2. Will do it in two posts
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    Thanks for your help :D
     
  3. Gremlin

    Gremlin LE Good Egg (charities)

    The obvious answer to the first one would be some form of Kriegsmarine Dress wear; other than that I don't have a clue, but someone on here will do.
     
  4. Gremlin

    Gremlin LE Good Egg (charities)

  5. BiscuitsAB

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  6. Ravers

    Ravers LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Whatever it is, it's cool as fcuk.

    What an awesome souvenir!
     
  7. BiscuitsAB

    BiscuitsAB LE Moderator

    second ones a germand trench knife
     
  8. That brilliant thanks so far guys ,I never think to google stuff like this abit embarrassing really
     
  9. If you're interested, 12th Devons were indeed Airborne - they were an Airlanding Battalion (i.e. glider riders) with 6th Airlanding Brigade, 6th Airborne Division. They fought in Normandy, the Ardennes and in Germany, finishing the war on the Baltic coast, near Luebeck. Does that fit with your grand-dad's story?
     
  10. Thanks for that signalman, will have to find out more from my father as I don't know very much about his service record
     
  11. blind, can you spell out the markings on the Navy dagger?
    to help me out my goggle misery...
     
  12. Not a problem it says E.u.F.HORSTER-SOLINGEN
     
  13. This might be of interest:
    http://www.germaniainternational.com/navy3.html