Archive for Czechoslovakia

G33/40 Brno Bayonet

Posted in Edged Weapons with tags , , , , on February 2, 2017 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svg800px-Flag_of_CzechoslovakiaThis bayonet is the correct one for any German G33/40 Mauser. The bayonet superficially looks similar to the one for the K98 however the blade edge is reversed and the ring has been machined off. These bayonets were manufactured by Brno between 1940 and 1942. This one is marked dot on the bayonet and dot42 on the sheath.

German Mauser K98 Infantry Rifle

Posted in Firearms with tags , , , , , on January 15, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is my DOU marked Mauser Kar-98 Infantry Rifle in 7.92x57mm caliber. It was manufactured in 1943 by the Waffenwerke Brunn., A.G. in Czechoslovakia. It’s all matching including the wood so I am pretty happy to have it.

Die Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938

Posted in 1919-1938 Medals with tags , , , on April 29, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is the first of the so-called Flower Wars medals, so named because of the fact that Germany obtained the territory without the need for a declaration of war. This one celebrates the takeover of the Sudetenland border regions from Czechoslovakia. I have a couple of these.

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The Anti-Fascism Medal

Posted in 1939-1945 Service Medals with tags , , on April 26, 2013 by The Dude

800px-Flag_of_CzechoslovakiaThis is a medal issued in 1981 by the Czechoslovakian Anti-Facist Committee to all surviving ex-members of teh Communist resistance to the Nazis. It’s a state supported organisation but the medal should be considered an unofficial issue.

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The Commemorative Medal of the 40th Anniverary of Victory over Fascism

Posted in 1939-1945 Jubilee Medals with tags , on April 26, 2013 by The Dude

800px-Flag_of_CzechoslovakiaDuh. A Czechoslovakian Communist era medal celebrating 40 years since the fall of the Nazis.

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The Commemorative Medal of the Second National Revolt

Posted in 1939-1945 Jubilee Medals with tags , on April 26, 2013 by The Dude

800px-Flag_of_CzechoslovakiaThis Czech medal was created in 1946. The rear of the medal says “in remembrance of the 2nd national revolt”. This medal was issued to everyone who helped resist the German occupiers of Czechoslovakia.

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Medal to Commemorate 30 Years Since the Liberation from the Fascists

Posted in 1939-1945 Jubilee Medals with tags , on April 23, 2013 by The Dude

800px-Flag_of_CzechoslovakiaThis is one of the endless lineup of ex-Eastern Bloc medals that celebrate an anniversary of either the fall of the Fascists or the Liberation from aforementioned Fascists. In this case it is the 30th anniversary of, I presume, the liberation of Czechoslovakia.

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