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MORE OF THE RUPTURED DUCK "SECRETS OF THE ARSENAL"      For those of you who never saw this American Heroes Channel episode of "Secrets of the Arsenal", here is an opportunity with a money back guarantee. This will also give you a chance to check out one of the most famous pieces in Bill Shea's collection.   CLICK THE PICTURE TO GO TO THE PAGE This was the very first episode and our portion begins at 11:29 seconds into the episode and lasts about 10 minutes. A seven person crew was here for over 10 hours so this also provides you...

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     Technische Nothilfe (abbreviated as TN, TeNo or TENO literally meaning "Technical Emergency Help") was a German organization founded after the First World War and developed into a volunteer emergency response unit. Its role was expanded during the Third Reich as the organization was placed in charge of technical civil defense.             It’s an underappreciated unit and, like all the organizations of the Third Reich, had its own very distinctive regalia including badges, uniforms and daggers. I bought my first TeNo hewer in 1970, along with a Red Cross hewer, for a total of...

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Welcome to Part 8, the final video of the 8-part series of videos on "The Need for the Stahlhelm".            I sincerely appreciate the kind feedback I've received and glad to see that this has been a source of entertainment and information.              In the final installment of this German steel helmet video series, we'll go into great detail about the Model 18 Double Decal Army transitional helmet and the many different uses for this steel helmet. We welcome your feedback on the series dubbed "The Need for the Stahlhelm".     Remember, if...

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Welcome to Part 7 of the 8-part series of videos on "The Need for the Stahlhelm".  I sincerely appreciate the kind feedback I've received and glad to see that this has been a source of entertainment and information.        In part seven, we'll discuss the use and production of the Model 18 "type" helmets and why they were needed. We talk about early helmet production for the Schutzstaffel (SS) and touch on the first use of decals. This video also deals with transitional helmets.              Remember, you don't have to wait to view...

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Welcome to Part 6 of the 8-part series of videos on "The Need for the Stahlhelm".  I sincerely appreciate the kind feedback I've received and glad to see that this has been a source of entertainment and information.              In part six of the series we'll talk about helmets used during the early part of the Weimar Republic. These are helmets used by the small Reishswehr units. We'll also talk about the issue of determining originality on hand painted insignia. We'll touch on how helmets are marked with size and maker codes.      ...

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