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1 hour ago, Steve1871 said:

Hey D'. You are most likely one of the best authorities on Trench Club's on GWF

 

that said, it looks too fat and unwieldy for trench use.with a head that fat, it could not be swung fast, making it near useless. No offence, but it look's like an old movie prop

Hm, very interesting Steve. 

It is not exactly what a soldier needed for Trench fighting. 

Too fat, too heavy, and too big, I must agree. 

But I do not know from what period is. 

Any ideas??? 

Regards

D. 

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Steve1871

When I say old movie prop, I mean like Hollywood, cave man or other type movies, Europe also produced movies, 

 

This piece is just too big, clumsy to wield. A soldier needed to swing, hit quick before enemy could react and make a noise, alarm. Just no see this club doing that

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zuluwar2006

Another similar to mine Deutsche Schutzweste WW1

BUT with different manufacturer.

Regards

D.

brustpanzer 1.jpg

brustpanzer 2.jpg

brustpanzer 3.jpg

brustpanzer 4.jpg

brustpanzer 5.jpg

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Steve1871

I never seen a set so complete, very impressive.  I still would not want to test it against a barrage of .303 rounds from rifles and MG's to see how well those small plates really worked

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zuluwar2006
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6 hours ago, Steve1871 said:

I never seen a set so complete, very impressive.  I still would not want to test it against a barrage of .303 rounds from rifles and MG's to see how well those small plates really worked

Steve, 

This will not work on a barrage. 

BUT on 1915, the Germans (copying the English on similar body armors) were thinking that this was a good idea for someone (probably an officer, as this model is very rarely seen and very intelligent) to protect himself against bullets and shrapnels.

During the war this came a false information, so Germans made the Grabenpanzer, which is more durable than this one. 

Nevertheless, a very rare Ww1 german trench armor. 

Regards

D. 

 

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Steve1871

Again, very impressive and never seen that type of face plate/screen

I sure you are proud to share with us, GWF, thank's😄😋

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zuluwar2006

 A group of Stoßtrupp (assault troops) of the JR81 (Jnfanterie Regiment 81) poses for a souvenir photo. There are many interesting details, including an iron trench club and the fact that almost all soldiers wear the rare "Stahlhelm" helmet produced by Berndorfer. They are also equipped with spherical "Rohr" hand grenades in the extremely rare incendiary version. Northern Italy front. 

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zuluwar2006

A posed period Ww1 photograph with soldiers wearing the Grabenpanzer (german body armor). 

An interesting photograph from the use of this body armor by soldiers. 

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battle of loos

good evening,

 

 

here is a lot of french body protections "LOUPPE / HESLOUIN" that I found in December 2013 in the area of Notre Dame de Lorette (France - pas de Calais) :

 

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link :

http://humanbonb.free.fr/indexProtegecorporel.html

 

regards

 

michel

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zuluwar2006
On 13/07/2019 at 21:37, battle of loos said:

good evening,

 

 

here is a lot of french body protections "LOUPPE / HESLOUIN" that I found in December 2013 in the area of Notre Dame de Lorette (France - pas de Calais) :

 

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link :

http://humanbonb.free.fr/indexProtegecorporel.html

 

regards

 

michel

Dear Michel

WONDERFUL!!!! 

My warmest congratulations for your efforts to find them. 

I can understand how difficult this is, as myself I am involved on this field. 

Also your site is excellent and with great interest I watched it. 

Again my congratulations to you!!! 

All the best

D. 

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Jools mckenna

I would like to get the armour expects opinion of this. I have a photo of 2 named German officers and one of which is wearing something that looks like one of the french skull caps. Is it one or is my imagination?

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battle of loos

 

good morning,

 

it's a brain.

 

it is an object that is copying enough.

 

apart from finding one from the field or from a house in the backyard. this kind of object served as a bowl for rabbits or other after the war.

 

regards

 

michel

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zuluwar2006

Michel is correct. 

Even helmets had the use for feeding the chickens. 

Here are some more photos from rare Weimar use of Grabenpanzer with shields!!! 

Regards

D. 

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And an American Grabenpanzer (called Brewster body armor) extremely rare. 

Regards

D. 

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zuluwar2006

Another excellent  photo from Weimar era use of Grabenpanzer, with shield. 

Regards

D. 

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Dave1418
4 hours ago, zuluwar2006 said:

Another excellent  photo from Weimar era use of Grabenpanzer, with shield. 

Regards

D. 

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An excellent image especially the pre war revolver and picklehaub plate on the front of the steel helmet 

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battle of loos

good morning,

 

 

here is the french protection that I kept the lot that I found :

 

outside :

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inside :

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regards

 

michel

 

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battle of loos

 

good morning,

 

a lot of years ago, I found this in an English trash can in Loos not far from "Chalk Pit Wood":

 

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is it a handmade mass? it consists of a sphere pierced by par. a chain is fixed by a bolt.

 

details:

 

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I forgot to indicate the weight: 0.700 kg

 

regards

 

michel

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one forgets

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Kath

Is it a horse tether?

Kath.

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battle of loos

 

I forgot to indicate the weight :

0.700 kg

 

michel

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seaJane

I can't imagine using that as a mace as it is - too much danger of catching fingers in the chain links.

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battle of loos

 

maybe it was fixed on something.

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