WW1 - German and Axis
GERMAN WWI BALLOON AND AVIATION ALBUM.
A very interesting album containing 59 images, the first is of a large German observation balloon with a large Iron Cross on the side being hoisted aloft, followed by Western Front images. Groups of army officers and NCOs. Air to ground shots. Destroyed buildings. An excellent shot, side on view very large format of a Maxim 08 being used in its anti aircraft role with its three man gunner crew ... read more
IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVAL AVIATION CAP TALLY.
A rare Imperial German Naval cap tally for the naval air service of Seeflieger Abteilung I. Very fine Silver weave to the lettering. The tally is absolutely complete in length. One slight tear to the silk woven tally just to the right of the numeral I. Condition: read more
AUSTRIAN GERMAN MADE WWI ENTRENCHING TOOL.
An entrenching tool, maker marked 'Beckmann' dated '1915' with standard wood haft, in an unusual German Chemnitz 1916 dated excellent condition leather carrier. Observing the leather closely it was originally designed for the leather carrier to be held on a belt with the shovel facing downwards. Two leather loops have been added to the upper part of the carrier for the shovel and holder to be c... read more
AUSTRIAN WWI PROPELLER.
A restored Austrian WWI propeller being 8? in length, when discovered this propeller was virtually in parts, it has been re-assembled, it was full of woodworm which has been cured, all the woodworm holes are still visible. The faint traces of the Austrian double headed eagle manufacturers decals are remaining to both ends of the propeller. Both tips are damaged, the central boss is profusely ma... read more
IMPERIAL GERMAN M.15 HERRINGBONE TWILL TROUSERS.
An absolutely mint pair of the light tan herringbone twill work trousers. An excellent image of these herringbone twill trousers is shown on page 211 of The German Army in the First World War by Jurgen Kraus. They are known as the M.15 twill trousers for troops, they were worn in a light colour and many were dyed field grey. Two side pockets, one watch fob pocket to the front, large adjuster st... read more
WWI GERMAN AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHS.
A very fine group of 21 images all of large size, between 5 3/4 and 4, with only at 5 inches x 3 inches. It is difficult to ascertain whether these are press photographs or privately taken in large shots. One has hand annotation on the reverse side, the others all have typed annotations plus a series of numbers which may possibly be inventory numbers, however the content of these photographs ar... read more
GERMAN AIR WAR WEAPONS BOOK.
A very good book entitled Die Waffen Der Luftstreitkrafte (The Weapons of the Air War). Published in 1935 this much illustrated book containing 275 pages shows the weapons used in the air war through from WWI up to and including 1935. On the early pages which cover WWI there are very good close-ups of the Flechettes that were dropped from aircraft, good close-ups of the aerial machine guns used... read more
WWI U-BOAT COMMANDER'S GROUPING.
A large grouping of paperwork, photographs and documentation belonging to the former Oberleutnant Zur See Helmut Lorenz. He was born October 1889, he joined the Reich Marine. During WWI he was Commander of UC14 from July 1917 to September 1917. Commander of UB10 from the 8th September 1917 to the 16th October 1917. Finally Commander of UC48 from October 1917 to March 1918. During his career on ... read more