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Old 20-03-21, 09:21 AM
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Is this little pennant a minefield marker? It looks like one I saw online somewhere which was listed for quite a hefty price and described as a German item. Is there any way of telling where it came from or are these just generic?
I think it was once yellow but very faded now. It is about 10cm across the top and will soon be decorating the bar in my man-cave.
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Old 20-03-21, 09:36 AM
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Alex,
It looks to be a WW2 German mine marker plenty come up when googled
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Old 20-03-21, 09:42 AM
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I have a few of these, WWII German but I have read that they were also post war East German although I don't know if they continued in production post war or if "old stock" merely continued in use.
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Old 20-03-21, 01:07 PM
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Thanks. It will be hanging in my bar soon, everyone beware...
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Old 20-03-21, 01:40 PM
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A few days ago I was thinking of asking what your bar looked like now (being in the process of setting up a beer shed myself at the moment having decided that the current garage work bench / bar set up was an A & E trip waiting to happen).

You have the old camo net thing going, helmets, guns and bayonets and the like?
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gas warning flag, WWII period, often wrongly attributed as mine marker
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Old 20-03-21, 03:08 PM
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Jerry,

Is spot on. They came in a leather pouch and were attached to thin metal poles I recall 12-2O in a set. German WW2.

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Old 20-03-21, 03:14 PM
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Originally for gas but also used for mines weren't they?
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Old 20-03-21, 03:45 PM
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Very nice! I never thought of planting mines near the bar - that would sure cut down on mates drinking all your hooch!!!

When I was in Normandy on a tour with Mark Bando and Donald Burgett when we were traipsing through pastures we referred to cow patties as "minen". So the term mine always brings up that tour.

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Old 21-03-21, 09:18 AM
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A very old joke but the sign DANGER! MINE! would sometimes be graffittoed (sp?) with the "YOURS!"

The other one my dear late Dad used to quote was the WW2 German sign "Zum Understand" that would often gain the the addition of the words..."And zum don't!"
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Old 22-03-21, 05:40 AM
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A few days ago I was thinking of asking what your bar looked like now (being in the process of setting up a beer shed myself at the moment having decided that the current garage work bench / bar set up was an A & E trip waiting to happen).

You have the old camo net thing going, helmets, guns and bayonets and the like?
Hi Leigh
Sorry to disappoint but my bar isn't laid out like a bunker , it is however still a work in progress...
Cheers,
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Old 22-03-21, 06:30 AM
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Nah, I wasn't expecting the whole bunker experience, just a touch of the tin lid and bayonet on the wall, the camouflage net ceiling or outside shade.

That all looks very civilised, I thought the bar was a bit more of a wood shacky beach bar

I note the truncheon you have ready for immediate use, if the truncheon doesn't get 'em the lucky horseshoe will?
I have truncheons hanging at my old bar, "his and hers" until replaced by PR-24's, the larger mine sign is from BiH as is the skull and crossbones one which is actually a souvenir postcard.
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Old 22-03-21, 08:57 AM
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Great stuff! As I said, mine is a work in progress so I intend on adding a lot more stuff, no rush though. Any donations welcome
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Old 22-03-21, 03:40 PM
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Alex and leigh, Really enjoyed seeing your studies. I don't have a bar in mine, but spend lots of happy hours in there.







No mine signs either....yet!

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