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HISTORY You Want A Field Marshal’s Baton?

THEY EXIST, SINCE THE OLD ROMANS DECORATED THEIR IMPERATORES WITH IT: the Marshal’s Baton. The Prussians manufactured it into art, and the Nazis … – well, they went crazy about them and Hitler gave them to 25 „Generalfeldmarschällen“ and two „Großadmirälen“. Now one of those is offered: The Baton of General Field Marschal Erhard Milch … Weiterlesen »

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STARS Have You Got James Dean’s Autograph?

COLLECTING AUTOGRAPHS IS A TOUGH GAME – because I insist, that 50 % of all the signatures on the market are fakes or replicas or, word, written by somebody who knows how the stars signed his name. Especially if you get a piece of paper with the autograph only. Not a letter or with a … Weiterlesen »

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HISTORY It Was Hard To Sell Goebbel’s Love Nest

ISN’T A LOVE NEST SOMETHING SMALL, ROMANTIC AND IDYLLIC? Yes, but not for Top Nazis like Joseph Goebbels, the Minister of Propaganda, with his insatiable sex appetite. He was a small man, 5’5“ or 1.65 m, but he was never afraid of grandeur. That’s why he was happy when his boss, Adolf Hitler, gave him … Weiterlesen »

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CEMETARY A Conversation Piece … (No. 43)

Breakfast in a cemetary? Impossible? No! In Berlin it’s posssible. Even in a famous cemetary, the 150 years old St. Mattäus-Kirchhof in the capital’s goverment district Schöneberg. The restaurant is called „Cafe Finovo“ (a name which I translate with „The final egg“) and it’s just behind the ivy-covered portal. The breakfast buffet is great, insiders … Weiterlesen »

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DECORATIONS Collectors Corner (No. 40)

It’s called „The 20th of July 1944 Wound Badge“. The officers, soldiers, secretaries and civilian staff members got it who were present in the headquarter Wolfsschanze when Count Stauffenberg tried to blow up Adolf Hitler with a bomb in a briefcase on this fateful day in the World War II. About 200 people were executed … Weiterlesen »

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MYSTERY A Story Of Glory … (No. 41)

Look at this rock formation! My friend Tommy went up there and had a wonderful feeling – like being elated with both feet on the ground. It looks like a head with a horn, or a lady with a hat – 15 m or 45 feet high. Situated in the Lattengebirge in the southeast corner of Bavaria, … Weiterlesen »

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LONDON The News To Use … (No. 15)

The wax cabinet of Madame Tussaud is in all the travel guide and it’s still worth a visit with the Chamber of Horror (including Hitler) and celebrities like the Beatles, the Beckhams and – the Queen. In the the year of her 60th throne jubilee and shortly before her 86th birthday, Tussaud’s produced an up-to-date … Weiterlesen »

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