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A Near Mint Black and Silver German Officer's Sword Knot

This german senior officer's sword knot was surrendered, with its sword, to Field Marshal Montgomery's staff at the negotiation of the terms of surrender of the German Armed Forces on the 3rd of May 1945. The German delegation, headed by Admiral von Friedeburg, General Kinzel and Rear Admiral Wagner, on behalf of Gross Admiral Donitz at Montgomery's headquarters on the Timeloberg hill at Wendisch Evern. We have its sword, and an original official photo of the ceremony taken at the time, but they are all for sale separately [see our code item number 23891]. Unfortunately it is not known which general officer surrendered which sword and knot at the time as apparently no note was made [that has survived], as all of the delegation were voluntarily disarmed as a group prior to being in Montgomery's presence. The silver and black pattern was also most popular with the early SS as it portrayed their black and silver colours perfectly. It could perfectly compliment any original SS sword, either the pre 1936 type, or the regulation approved 1936 Polizei/SS pattern degan sword.

Code: 23910

325.00 GBP

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An Oriental Bronze 'Okimono' of a Red Headed Centipede that Moves with Articulation

20th century, a most intriguing flexible articulated piece, in nice condition.
Butterflies fluttering over flowers, cicadas buzzing on trees and dragonflies darting across rice fields — insects have long been symbols of different seasons in Japan. In China they are also considered lucky omens due to their delicate and mystical appearances. Chinese ideology and Western sketching and painting techniques have helped Japan foster many forms of expression in depicting insects. The giant centipedes in Japanese folklore are the result of the Divine Dragon’s immortality-granting waters These monstrous centipedes have a basis in real-life: the mukade, or giant poisonous centipede, which is native to Japan. There are, like all mythical insects,there are numerous tales about supersized variants. Whilst the real centipedes grow to a maximum of twenty centimeters, their mythical yōkai counterparts known as ōmukade are said to be able to grow to titanic proportions, with elder variants coiling themselves around mountain ranges and scaring off even the dragons.

Pictures of Japanese insect art in the gallery

Tawara Toda killing the giant centipede by Toyohara Chikanobu

Katydid (Umaoi-mushi) and Centipede, (Mukade), from the Picture Book of Crawling Creatures (Ehon mushi erami)
1788

A red lacquered saddle decorated with a centipede in Osaka Museum

15.5cm long measured straight.

Code: 23907

145.00 GBP

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A Beautiful 1889 Pattern German Infantry Officer's Sword of The Great War. and Used into WW2 Until May 1945

1889 Pattern Prussian Officers sword with cast Eagle guard, multi wire bound sharkskin grip, excellent condition double fullered blade and black lacquered steel combat scabbard. Most rare steel hilted example, as they were almost always made with brass hilts. Kaiser Willhelm Crest to grip. Folding eagle guard Used by a German infantry officer serving in the Great War. Many of these swords were also used in the 3rd Reich by veteran officers serving in WW2. Numerous Vintage photographs of WW2 German Officers show them wearing this pattern of sword, including one in the gallery of Generalleutnant Hans von Donat with his identical sword. This sword was taken at the official event of the German high command requesting surrender terms to Montgomery at 2nd army HQ on May 3rd, all of the participants were disarmed, unfortunately it is not known from whom this sword was taken. See our original official photograph from this special and monumentally important historical event, taken on the 3rd of May 1945. Is of Field Marshal Montgomery, Admiral von Friedeburg, General Kinzel and Rear Admiral Wagner [plus aides] .The unconditional surrender was not ‘officially signed until a few days later as Stalin insisted his generals must be present. Overall this sword is in excellent condition.
Field Marshal Montgomery greeted for the surrender the German delegation (Admiral von Friedeburg, General Kinzel and Rear Admiral Wagner).

Field Marshal Montgomery signed the terms of the surrender watched by Rear Admiral Wagner and Admiral von Friedeburg.
On 4 May 1945, at 18:30 British Double Summer Time, at Lüneburg Heath, south of Hamburg, Field Marshal Sir Bernard Law Montgomery accepted the unconditional surrender of the German forces in the Netherlands, northwest Germany including all islands, in Denmark and all naval ships in those areas. The surrender preceded the end of World War II in Europe and was signed in a carpeted tent at Montgomery's headquarters on the Timeloberg hill at Wendisch Evern. Lüneburg had been captured by the British forces on 18 April 1945 with Montgomery establishing his headquarters at a villa in the village of Häcklingen. A German delegation arrived at his tactical headquarters on the Timeloberg hill by car on 3 May, having been sent by Großadmiral Karl Dönitz who had been nominated President and Supreme Commander of the German armed forces by Adolf Hitler in his last will and testament on 29 April. Dönitz was aware of the allied occupation zones intended for Germany from a plan that had fallen into German hands. He therefore hoped that protracted partial and local surrender negotiations might buy time for troops and refugees in the east to seek refuge from the Red Army, whilst holding open a pocket to provide sanctuary on the west bank of the River Elbe.

Dönitz did not think it appropriate to negotiate personally with a field marshal as he had become the head of state following the death of Adolf Hitler. He therefore sent the delegation headed by the new Commander-in-Chief of the German navy Admiral Hans-Georg von Friedeburg. Montgomery refused an initial offer to surrender Army Group Vistula which was being cut off to the east by the Red Army and demanded the unconditional surrender of all forces on his northern and western flanks. The Germans stated that they did not have the authority to accept Montgomery's terms. However they agreed to return to their headquarters to obtain permission from Dönitz.

The German officers returned the next day at 18:00 with an additional delegate, (Colonel Fritz Poleck) representing the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht, (the German armed forces high command). Von Friedeburg was ushered into Montgomery's command caravan for confirmation that they were ready to sign. For the surrender ceremony Montgomery sat at the head of a table with an army blanket draped over it and two BBC microphones in front of him; he called on each delegate in turn to sign the instrument of surrender document at 18.30. The surrender ceremony was filmed by the British Pathé News and recorded for broadcast on radio by the BBC with a commentary by the Australian war correspondent Chester Wilmot. The intimate detail of document translation and conversation interpretation was supervised by one of Montgomery's senior intelligence officers Colonel James Oliver Ewart. Our original, and potentially uniquely surviving and for sale photo from this actual event, taken on the 3rd May, is for sale separately from the sword, we also have the sword's officer's knot for sale separately [see item code 23910].

Code: 23891

695.00 GBP

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A German WW2 Type 38 Bomb Fuze From an Unexploded Ship Bomb

What an evocative item and a fabulous souvenir of the London Blitz. With full waffenamt markings of the Luftwaffe, marked ELAZ [electric fuse] 38 [for the 50 to 2500kg bombs] anti Ship bombs to penetrate ship armour or submaring hulls. Dated 1942. Batch 9a. Made by bmv. The Wartime Bomb Disposal Organisation was created in the early part of the war to combat the unexploded ordnance dropping throughout England.In September 1939 the First Steps were made for the setting of priorities.
In the beginning there were many conferences and meetings between The Home Office and The War Office as to who would be responsible for the disposal of unexploded bombs and missiles.It was agreed that the Armed Services should be responsible for all unexploded ordnance (UXO). The Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force would be responsible for UXO on their property and installations whilst the Army would be responsible for UXO on their property and installations plus all civilian areas.
In the early days of Bomb Disposal, the responsibility of UXO of RAF property rested with the Armament personnel on nominated "X" Stations. Some primitive equipment and instruction was available for the purpose of these "X" Stations. The nominated personnel were known as "X" Station Demolition Squads and consisted of three Armament personnel of Senior Non Commissioned or Junior Non Commissioned Rank.
At the time the "X" Squads were operating, there was little information available on German bombs and bomb components or even other types of enemy ammunition.

The procedure followed by the "X" squads was to uncover or recover German bombs, unscrew the locking ring holding the electrical fuze and remove the fuze. The bomb was then demolished in situ or transported to a safe site for disposal later. One schematic in the gallery of a No 15 Fuze. In the centre is a sectioned drawing of a N0 15 Fuze

The fuze however was sent post haste to BD Headquarters for examination and dismantling to find a method of immunisation. Once a method for a particular fuze was determined and the necessary equipment manufactured it was sent to all squads with instructions and correct procedures for its use in dealing with that particular type of fuze.
17 Th October 1939 first German bombs dropped in Hoy in the Orkney's, that failed to explode they were all 50Kg and were fuzed with the simple impact fuze type(15) which could be rendered safe using a crabtree discharger, a device that shorted out the electrical charge,contained in capacitors inside the fuze. Not suitable for export

Code: 22780

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SOLD A Good Third Reich Mid War Period SA Sturmabteilung Dagger by Arthur Schuttelhofer & Co

This SA Dagger – RZM M7/13 by Arthur Schuttelhofer & Co who apparently only made 8000 daggers before and during the war. The blade and overall dagger is very nice! The dark and crisp acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and RZM M7/13 by Arthur Schuttelhofer & Co maker mark are both beautifully executed. It has just a couple of small nicks along the blade and light runners marks, mostly from sliding back and fourth into the scabbard. The grip on this dagger is great, with a nice even finish and nice colour. There are a couple of extremely minor handling marks to the wood, but no cracks or chips. the grip fit is very nice and does not have any typical age shrinkage of the wood. The SA enamel emblem and grip eagle show very little wear and are in pristine condition. The plated crossguard has normal wear. This SA Dagger – RZM M7/13 is complete with its scabbard. This SA Dagger – RZM M7/13 by Arthur Schuttelhofer & Co is very attractive and seem to be very difficult to find as attractive as this these days. In September 1930, as a consequence of the Stennes Revolt in Berlin, Hitler assumed supreme command of the SA as its new Oberster SA-Führer. He sent a personal request to Röhm, asking him to return to serve as the SA's chief of staff. Röhm accepted this offer and began his new assignment on January 5, 1931. He brought radical new ideas to the SA and appointed several close friends to its senior leadership. Previously, the SA formations were subordinate to the Nazi Party leadership of each Gau.

Röhm established new Gruppen that had no regional Nazi Party oversight. Each Gruppe extended over several regions and was commanded by a SA Gruppenführer who answered only to Röhm or Hitler. Under Röhm as its popular leader and Stabschef (Staff Chief), the SA grew in importance within the Nazi power structure and expanded to have thousands of members. In the early 1930s, the Nazis expanded from an extremist fringe group to the largest political party in Germany, and the SA expanded with it. By January 1932, the SA numbered approximately 400,000 men.

Many of these stormtroopers believed in the socialist promise of National Socialism. They expected the Nazi regime to take more radical economic action, such as breaking up the vast landed estates of the aristocracy, once they obtained national power. By the time Hitler assumed power in January 1933, Hitler was also concerned that Röhm and the SA had the power to remove him as leader. Göring and Himmler played on this fear by constantly feeding Hitler with new information on Röhm's proposed coup. A masterstroke was to claim that Gregor Strasser, whom Hitler hated, was part of the planned conspiracy against him. With this news, Hitler ordered all the SA leaders to attend a meeting in the Hanselbauer Hotel in Bad Wiessee.

On June 30, 1934, Hitler, accompanied by SS units, arrived at Bad Wiessee, where he personally placed Röhm and other high-ranking SA leaders under arrest. Over the next 48 hours, 200 other senior SA officers were arrested on the way to Wiessee. Many were shot and killed as soon as they were captured, but Hitler decided to pardon Röhm because of his past services to the movement. On July 1, after much pressure from Göring and Himmler, Hitler agreed that Röhm should die. Hitler insisted that Röhm should first be allowed to commit suicide. When Röhm refused to do so, he was shot by two SS officers, Theodor Eicke and Michael Lippert. Though the names of 85 victims are known, estimates place the total number killed at between 150 and 200 men, the rest of whom remain unidentified.

Some Germans were shocked by the executions, but many others perceived Hitler to have restored "order" to the country. Goebbels's propaganda highlighted the "Röhm-Putsch" in the days that followed. The homosexuality of Röhm and other SA leaders was made public to add "shock value", although Hitler and other Nazi leaders had known for years about the sexuality of Röhm and other named SA leaders

Code: 23887

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NOW SOLD A Super Pair of WW2 1943 13th-18th Hussar's D-Day Tank Commander Officer's Solid Hallmarked Gold Cufflinks

Hallmarked solid gold, made and bought in May 1944, for an officer of the 13th 18th Hussars prior to departure for D-Day. 13th-18th hussars tank regiment of 27th armoured, he survived D-Day, battle for Caen, and later in 1944 in Operation Market Garden . On the morning of D-Day the sea was rough and 27th Armoured Brigade's commander, Brigadier G.E. Prior-Palmer, in conjunction with Captain Bush, Royal Navy, decided to launch his DD tanks closer inshore than had been planned. Thirty-four out of 40 DD tanks of 'A' and 'B' Squadrons of 13/18th Hussars were launched from their LCTs (Landing Craft Tank) 5000 yards from Sword. One sank immediately and the remainder made slow progress in the heavy seas and were overtaken by the leading landing craft carrying infantry and 'flail' tanks. Two DD tanks were struck by landing craft and lost on the run in. The remaining six tanks of 13/18th Hussars were taken in to the beach aboard their LCT. The regiment lost six tanks knocked out in the surf and four shortly after, leaving 27 to support the infantry in their advance off the beach. One squadron supported 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment in their attack on the 'Hillman' strongpoint. Another squadron assisted No. 4 Commando to capture Ouistreham on the left flank of the beachhead. 'C' Squadron landed last, towing waterproofed sledges containing the ammunition reserve, but took a long time to get clear of the beach.During the follow-up operations after D-Day the 27th Armoured Brigade continued to support I Corps' attacks along the River Orne towards Caen. On 11 June a squadron of 13/18th Hussars supported 6th Airborne Division's attacks along the river, and later in the month the regiment supported 51st (Highland) Infantry Division in further attacks along the river. On 8 and 9 July, 27th Armoured Brigade supported I Corps' final successful attack on Caen.

Operation Goodwood
On 18 July Second British Army began a major offensive south from Caen (Operation Goodwood). I Corps' task was to attack along the left flank of the main armoured thrust. 3rd Division plus one brigade from 51st Division moved forward at 0745 hours, supported by 27th Armoured Brigade. The German reception by troops of the 346th Infantry Division and 16th Luftwaffe Field Division was varied: the villages of Sannerville and Banneville la Campagne had been well hit by the preliminary attack by RAF Bomber Command and both were in British hands by midday. Touffreville, on the other hand, was on the edge of Bomber Command's target area, and it held out until evening. There was heavy fighting in the mined and broken country through which the road ran to Troarn. Attacking by that route and from Sannerville, 3rd Division found Troarn strongly defended and at nightfall was still about a mile short of the town. Between Manneville and Guillerville, south of the Troarn–Caen road, there was stiff fighting against the German infantry of 711th Infantry Division, rushed up by bicycle from the coast, supported by some Tiger tanks. It was midnight when both villages were cleared. The day's fighting had cost the British 500 casualties and 18 tanks.

At dawn the following day infantry of 3rd Division were working their way through orchards towards Troarn. The place was well-defended, with well-sited outlying infantry positions. The division put in four successive attacks during the day, supported by 27th Armoured Bde, but none was successful. I Corps was reinforced, but the Goodwood offensive petered out the following day. during Operation Market Garden, the Arnham offensive, the 13/18 H were involved in operations against the village of Elst with the 4th Wiltshire Regiment, and also in the clearing of ground to the West with 130th Infantry Brigade. To the southeast of Nijmegen, the SRY made history, in company with the US 82nd Airborne Division, by capturing the village of Beek and established themselves as the first British troops to enter Germany." Gifted to SJT Nelmes

Code: 23888

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SOLD. Cold War Period Soviet Russian Poster

The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), was a socialist state that spanned Europe and Asia during its existence from 1922 to 1991. On 23 August 1939 the Soviets signed the non-aggression agreement with Nazi Germany, with Stalin aiding the German war effort, until Hitler betrayed the pact with Stalin and invaded Russia. After the start of World War II, the formally neutral Soviets invaded and annexed territories of several Eastern European states, including eastern Poland and the Baltic states. In June 1941 the Germans invaded, opening the largest and bloodiest theatre of war in history. Soviet war casualties accounted for the majority of Allied casualties of the conflict, during the process of acquiring the upper hand over Axis forces, such as intense battles such as at Stalingrad. Soviet forces eventually captured Berlin, with the agreement of their allied partners, and the allies defeated Germany and World War II ended in Europe on 9 May 1945. The territory overtaken by the Red Army became satellite states of the Eastern Bloc. The Cold War emerged in 1947, where the Eastern Bloc confronted the Western Alliance, which would unite in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in 1949.

Following Stalin's death in 1953, a period known as de-Stalinisation and the Khrushchev Thaw occurred under the leadership of Nikita Khrushchev. The country developed rapidly, as millions of peasants were moved into industrialised cities. The USSR took an early lead in the Space Race with the first ever satellite. In the 1970s, there was a brief détente of relations with the United States, but tensions resumed when the Soviet Union deployed troops in Afghanistan in 1979. The war drained economic resources and was matched by an escalation of American military aid to Mujahideen fighters.

In the mid-1980s, the last Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, sought to further reform and liberalise the economy through his policies of glasnost and perestroika. The goal was to preserve the Communist Party while reversing economic stagnation. The Cold War ended during his tenure and in 1989, Warsaw Pact countries in Eastern Europe overthrew their respective Marxist-Leninist regimes. Strong nationalist and separatist movements broke out across the USSR. Gorbachev initiated a referendum—boycotted by the Baltic republics, Armenia, Georgia, and Moldova—which resulted in the majority of participating citizens voting in favour of preserving the Union as a renewed federation. In August 1991, a coup d'état was attempted by Communist Party hardliners. It failed, with Russian President Boris Yeltsin playing a high-profile role in facing down the coup. The main result was the banning of the Communist Party. The republics led by Russia and Ukraine declared independence. On 25 December 1991, Gorbachev resigned. All the republics emerged from the dissolution of the Soviet Union as independent post-Soviet states. The Russian Federation (formerly the Russian SFSR) assumed the Soviet Union's rights and obligations and is recognised as its continued legal personality in world affairs.

Code: 23886

65.00 GBP

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NOW SOLD RAF Cap Badge, Heer Panzer Totenkopf, Heer Sidecap Eagle and Roundel, & Luftwaffe Eagle Uniform Badge of a Sergeant Pilot RAF, Combat Souvenirs of a 2 Para who Served in Operation Market Garden At Arnham, Sgt Nelmes, Under Col Frost

About 2 weeks ago we had the ' 2 Para's' FS knife and German souvenirs of his Afrika Korps combat service. The RAF badge was given to him as a souvenir from a pilot friend who flew him in Africa, and the German badges were his souvenirs direct from German he fought against in Rommels Afrika Korps., These most evocative souvenirs were acquired by us direct from the son of a WW2 '2 Para' serjeant [later a POW], who served in Italy, Africa and under Colonel Frost, at Arnham Bridge,The Netherlands, in Operation Market Garden, and was captured by the SS with Col Frost
He was captured, and taken prisoner by the German SS, at Arnham Bridge, as was Col Frost. He had previously served in the 1942/3 Africa campaign against Rommel, followed by the Italian campaign, The first aggressive action of the Paras took place in February 1941 when a small force of 38 officers and men successfully attacked the Tragino aqueduct in Southern Italy. In early 1942 a raiding party from number two parachute battalion attacked the Radar station at Bruneval
gaining valuable technical equipment which was brought safely back to Britain. Action in North Africa against the Afrika Korps gained
the parachutists the respect of the 1st German Parachute division who gave them the title of The Red Devils, a title that has stayed. Cpl. Nelmes was wounded on the 17th April 1943, recovered, then continued in Italy, and then in Holland in 1944. his career lasted past WW2. Photo in the gallery of Sjt. Nelmes and a Panzer III crew in the Afrika Korps

Code: 23883

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NOW SOLD A Very Rare 1930's Italian M.V.S.N 'Black Shirts' Fascist Leader's Dagger

Extremely inexpensive, in fact an absolute bargain!! as it is simply lacking its scabbard, and it has one celluloid grip-plate replaced with wood. However, in its plain black steel scabbard and frog it would have been over £900, and in a deluxe chained scabbard version, well over £2,000 up to £3000. So at this price, it is an incredible way to get a superb, rare, piece of WW2 Fascist history, for just a relatively tiny cost. An original M.V.S.N. Model 1937 dress dagger. The Model 1937 M.V.S.N blade is most unusual in that its cutting edge is set in the reverse way any regular single edge knife is, with its leading edge facing inwards. The MVSN, Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale, (Volunteer Militia for National Security) is more commonly called the Black Shirts. he Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale (MVSN, "Voluntary Militia for National Security"), commonly called the Blackshirts or squadristi, was originally the paramilitary wing of the National Fascist Party and, after 1923, an all-volunteer Militia of the Kingdom of Italy. Its members were distinguished by their black uniforms (modelled on those of the Arditi, Italy's elite troops of World War I) and their loyalty to Benito Mussolini, the Duce (leader) of Fascism, to whom they swore an oath.This dagger is in nice order.The blade superb with hand edge sharpening! interestingly this was the only known dagger that Adolf Hitler ever wore. On his visit to Mussolini Hitler was presented with one by Mussolini, and most proudly wore his M.V.S.N high leaders dagger. His one had a bespoke white ivory grip like Mussolini's, instead of black. We show in the gallery a picture of both Mussolini and Hitler wearing their Italian Fascist leader's dagger, and a black gripped example just as this one, worn by a Fascist M.V.S.N leader. This dagger has a beautiful alloy profile eagle head grip, with black grip panels embellished with a small ancient Roman symbol of the stick and fasces. Overall age wear, and a fascinating historical piece Length 31 cm long. As with all our items, each one comes with our unique, lifetime guarantee, certificate of authenticity

Code: 23882

225.00 GBP

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SOLD. A Most Scarce German, Westphalian Infantry 'Extra Long' Mauser WW1 Regimental Issue Pattern 1898, "Neuer Art" Sword Bayonet used From the Invasion of Belgium & France in August 1914

Made in 1902, by E.&F Horster. from the very first year of manufacture. Regimental markings for the 57.R.5.199 & 8.J.3.75. on the scabbard so it was used by the the the 57th Westphalian infantry Regiment. 5th Company. Bayonet number 199, then, by the 8th Jager Regiment. Company 3. Bayonet number 75

It was a German response to the long French 1886 Lebel bayonet. Manufactured from 1902 to about 1917. This is a most lengthy bayonet, and one of the earliest made with two grip slabs. It is most scarcely seen compared to the shorter, German WW1 so-called 'butcher' bayonet. Very nicely Imperial inspector marked, dated 1902. Used from then right through to the German surrender in 1918. Rarely seen and very desirable to collectors of good early German bayonets. For the German, close combat and trench warfare 'Shock Troop', this was a very sought after weapon in the his armoury. With it affixed to his Mauser Gew 98 rifle, he had a considerably longer reach than his British, French or Belgian counterpart, and standing in his trench, defending from attack from above, his reach was as long as a spear and deadly to an advancing Tommy.

57th (8th Westphalian) Infantry "Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick" part of VII Corps, that was assigned to the III Army Inspectorate which became the 2nd Army at the start of the First World War. The 2nd Army during World War I, fought on the Western Front and took part in the Schlieffen Plan offensive against France and Belgium in August 1914. Commanded by General Karl von Bülow, the 2nd Army's mission was to support the 1st Army's sweep around the left flank of the French Army and encircle Paris, bringing a rapid conclusion to the war. The 2nd Army laid siege to, and took the Belgian fortresses around Namur, and fought General Charles Lanrezac's French 5th Army at the Battle of Charleroi on 23–24 August 1914 and again at St. Quentin on 29–30 August 1914.

2nd Army bore the brunt of the Allied attack in the Battle of the Somme. It had grown to such an extent that a decision was made to split it into two still-powerful armies. Therefore, 1st Army was reformed on 19 July 1916 from the right (northern) wing of the 2nd Army. The former commander of 2nd Army, General der Infanterie Fritz von Below, took command of 1st Army and 2nd Army got a new commander General der Artillerie Max von Gallwitz. Von Gallwitz was also installed as commander of Heeresgruppe Gallwitz – Somme to co-ordinate the actions of both armies on the Somme Full length 26.5 inches. Blade 20.25 inches long. 6 inches longer than the German Butcher bayonet. Slight leather shrinkage to the scabbard length, however the leather itself is remarkably good and very sound. the blade is excellent. all the steel overall age russetting. Good and clear regimental stamps and imperial ordnance W stamp and date '02 to the blade back-edge at the forte. more photos of the blade to follow.

Code: 23878

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