Talk:Bundeswehr Military History Museum

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Ship's bell[edit]

According to SMS Schleswig-Holstein, the museum's exhibits include the bell of the pre-dreadnought battleship Schleswig-Holstein. This would be of some historical significance, in that said ship fired what are generally regarded as "the first shots of World War II" (in Europe) when on Sept. 1, 1939, it shelled Polish positions at Westerplatte in the then- Free City of Danzig. However, I was unable to confirm this via the museum's website. Sca (talk) 22:36, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

The article seems to be right : I came across this picture when I checked for pictures of the Brandtaucher, which I happen to know for a fact is at display in Dresden. ÄDA - DÄP VA (talk) 17:35, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
Danke. Sca (talk) 18:25, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Badge[edit]

How can it be a "Destroyer War Badge from 1957?" Neither of the postwar German states was at war in 1957. Suspect that's when the pic. was taken. Perhaps it's a Nazi-era badge with the swastika removed? Sca (talk) 22:20, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

1957 refers to the year the West German parliament passed a law which allowed the recipients of Nazi German military awards to continue wearing them but only in a de-Nazified version i.e. without the swastika. There were different versions available. It's mentioned in the artice on the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. ÄDA - DÄP VA (talk) 17:35, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Waterloo in 6mm figures[edit]

Gorch Pieken,

I don't know if you would be interested, but I have a collection of all the forces at the Battle of Waterloo in 6mm figures. I have enclosed a link to a Voice of America video made recently. That link is: http:/www.voanews.com/content/one-man-creates-army-of-tiny-soldiers-to-replicate-battle-of-waterloo/1962343.html
Since the larges number of combatants on the field that day were from German speaking states I was wondering if you might be interested in doing a diorama of the battle. Please feel free to contact me.

Stephen St Clair

Saxon Weapons[edit]

The hyperlink stressing the large amount of Saxon weapons in the museum's collection of handguns oddly leads to the ancient germanic tribe of the Saxons. While certainly fine specimen of the germanic people, I highly doubt their capability of already producing gunpowder in the early middle ages. And since the section "museum history" mentions the building's past as an arsenal of the Royal Saxon Army, I propose changing the hyperlink so it will lead to either the Electorate or the Kingdom of Saxony. However, I am no historian and yet have to visit the Military History Museum, therefore I am unable to determine from which period of saxon history the bulk of the weapons on display stems. So please make a change according to your hopefully sound knowledge on that matter (and please excuse my dabbling with a foreign language). 88.64.180.25 (talk) 19:35, 4 August 2014 (UTC)