purpose of this site is to share information about Imperial
German stuff and keep my own findings straight. I don't sell anything. Ok I take offers on postcards.
I am no expert. I am a collector. I give
several opinions a day on things. It is what it
is an opinion
and you get what you pay for. It is free. It might not be
right, and I have been wrong before and will be wrong again. But
it is a heck of a lot of fun. I have been told this site is like a gold
mine -- true -- you have to dig around a lot to find anything of value.
We are finished at least in the short run with book writing. Great War Dawning is out and our next one – The Last Great Cavalry Charge is out to publishing houses. So we have decided to turn our attention to travel and then back to the website. You should see a lot more updates now. Newest article is on a bandeau issue that has not been discussed in any of the references. Next few articles in the hopper include a redo of the one on helmet covers and an update on fakes. If you think I should work on something else please let me know.This
Newest book The Great War Dawning - Imperial Germany and its Army at the Start of World War One. Available from the publisher at USA postage prices. Much much cheaper than Amazon. Look at the upper right of the website for USA customers. The reviews have been amazingly good. We are of course biased but you cannot do much better than this. We do not make money on it if you buy it the publisher does.
The vast majority of the history questions I get are simply answered by giving a reference page number. Whether you are into ancestry or German history or World War I you need this book. Coming in at 4 1/2 pounds there is a lot of data, maps, and pictures in this one! Extremely handsome a present for anyone.
Much cheaper from the publisher than Amazon.
Two articles giving examples of helmet markings:
There is also an article on helmet makers and their marks:
Our other books still in print.
"I am done... from all who think I have said to little
or too much, I beg pardon." St. Augustine -- The
City of God.
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