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Dénes
Posted: April 07, 2004 04:24 pm
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What kind of soldiers are these (photo)?
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Posted: April 07, 2004 06:41 pm
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Look like Germans (to me at least). Maybe DAK (Deutsche Afrika Korp)?
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Posted: April 07, 2004 08:01 pm
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NO way!
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The canon is from ww1...
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Posted: April 07, 2004 09:40 pm
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Definetly not DAK ! I just have an intuition ... maybe they are from a scandinavian army .... swedish ?

I cannot explain but this is what I think when i look at this picture.
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Posted: April 08, 2004 12:59 pm
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Posted: April 08, 2004 01:39 pm
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The canon is from ww1...


Many WW1 artillery pieces were used during WW2 also. The Romanian army even used guns model 1878.

Maybe the guys are Czechs, if the gun is Austrian.
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Posted: April 08, 2004 06:19 pm
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I ment that the AK used first class equipment and not from ww1...
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Posted: April 08, 2004 06:47 pm
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I think they are Austrians, WW1.

Denes, from where is that photo?
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Dénes
Posted: April 08, 2004 07:28 pm
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The photo is being sold on eBay, under the title: 'Rumanian or Hungarian soldiers of W.W. 2'. However, they are clearly neither Rumanians, nor Hungarians. To me - without actually checking any references - they look like soldiers from a Scandinavian country. Could it be Finland? Just curious...

P.S. Oops. Post No. 666. Is the Devil lurking somewhere around? :)
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Posted: April 08, 2004 07:49 pm
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A close-up of the caps reveals that they have a dark leather peak, specific to Austrian headgears of WW1 era. Finnish caps were uniform in material.

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Posted: April 08, 2004 10:24 pm
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i also confirm. the gun is a ww1 piece of austrian origin, definetly not german
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Dan Po
Posted: April 23, 2004 09:57 am
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So, Mr Denes, you change the photo ? last time when I was here in that picture was a few unknown soldiers with a gun. Now I can see 2 german skiers (if we consider the eagle from the right part of their chest).
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Posted: April 23, 2004 11:35 am
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The photo was probably from E-Bay. It has most likely changed since then.
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Dénes
Posted: April 23, 2004 12:47 pm
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Yes, originally it was a photo found on eBay. The seller now replaced it with another photo.
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Posted: April 23, 2004 06:28 pm
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OK ... now I understand what was happened.
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