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Rikki Gins

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #405 on: November 14, 2018, 04:13:28 PM »
I’m not sure what medal that is but I doubt it is an iron cross. Why would a British POW have a german medal?

For the same reason Dad brought home a nice collection of German WWII medals from Europe.  He took them away from the losers.  Also, the guy just walked back from German captivity.  I don't think he would have been wearing that medal when he was captured.  Just some conjecture on my part, though  We'd have to ask the bloke about it.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #406 on: November 14, 2018, 04:40:12 PM »
For the same reason Dad brought home a nice collection of German WWII medals from Europe.  He took them away from the losers.  Also, the guy just walked back from German captivity.  I don't think he would have been wearing that medal when he was captured.  Just some conjecture on my part, though  We'd have to ask the bloke about it.
For some reason I cannot really zoom in. It could be he stole it or maybe it is another decoration? A lot of medals are cross-like but that one does look like the Iron Cross.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #407 on: November 15, 2018, 01:01:22 AM »
For some reason I cannot really zoom in. It could be he stole it or maybe it is another decoration? A lot of medals are cross-like but that one does look like the Iron Cross.

Also he could have picked it up during the walk back.  The party of ex-pows might have come across some houses used by the Germans, who had to flee so quickly that they were forced to leave their possessions behind.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #408 on: November 15, 2018, 01:23:25 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, November 15, 1918.

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Troops of the Army Service Corps giving cigarettes to released British POWs. Near Hal, 15 November 1918.
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German Army unit with a white flag after their surrender. Near Brussels, 15 November 1918.
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German Army horse transport column on the roadside near Brussels on its way back to Germany and released civilian prisoners returning from Germany, 15 November 1918.
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« Reply #409 on: November 16, 2018, 12:46:00 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, November 16, 1918.

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Group of British soldiers who were prisoners at Noame in Belgium listening to a young citizen of Sedan sounding "La Victoire" on the bugle. Sedan, 16 November 1918.
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Japanese heavy artillery in Khabarovsk (Siberia), 16 November 1918.
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #410 on: November 16, 2018, 10:35:57 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, November 16, 1918.

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Tried to find a youtube of bugle playing "La Victoire" but no dice....

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« Reply #411 on: November 16, 2018, 11:14:11 AM »
Tried to find a youtube of bugle playing "La Victoire" but no dice....

Cool that you thought of looking it up though, mr. a.

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #412 on: November 17, 2018, 12:26:23 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, November 17, 1918.

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Troops of the 8th Scottish Motor Ambulance Convoy, Army Service Corps at Valenciennes, 17 November 1918.
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« Reply #413 on: November 17, 2018, 09:25:01 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, November 17, 1918.

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Is that a monkey?

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« Reply #414 on: November 17, 2018, 11:37:16 AM »
Is that a monkey?

Possibly, but closeup I don't see an arm and there appears to be a thin beak.  Some kind of big bird?  IDK.

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« Reply #415 on: November 17, 2018, 11:55:53 AM »
Possibly, but closeup I don't see an arm and there appears to be a thin beak.  Some kind of big bird?  IDK.
I can't seem to really zoom in but it struck me as a monkey but who knows? Could be a big bird, I guess? Still strange. I guess a company mascot? Something rescued from a zoo or private menagerie during the war?

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #416 on: November 17, 2018, 05:42:32 PM »
It looks like a monkey to me too

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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #417 on: November 19, 2018, 12:55:38 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, November 19, 1918.

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Miss Lilian Norah Pearce, Voluntary Aid Detachments. Died of pneumonia 19 November 1918. Memorial card, letter from father and death notification. Died Cannock Chase Military Hospital, aged 22. Mother died 10 days later - both of pneumonia following flu.
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The march past on the occasion of the State Entry into Antwerp of King Albert I and Queen Elizabeth of Belgium, 19 November 1918.
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Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Reply #419 on: November 20, 2018, 12:41:00 AM »
From the Imperial War Museum, November 20, 1918.

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Captured tranport wagon for a 142 mm Krupp mortar (1916 model) at Spincourt, 20 November 1918.
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Cradle and spade transport wagon for a 142 mm Krupp mortar (1916 model) at Spincourt, 20 November 1918.
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