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Offline Theodin

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Sword from World War 1
« on: August 27, 2017, 02:13:13 am »
So after helping my grandparents move out of thier house, we found a sword from my great grandfather, a military chaplain from World War One. We'd known his history, had his medals and dispatches, but found a ceremonial German sword of his (he fought in the Canadian forces). Anyone here have any idea of the significance of this sword or the insignia?
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Re: Sword from World War 1
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2017, 02:53:59 am »
Hard to make out what it says on the sword? What does it say?

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Re: Sword from World War 1
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2017, 04:11:48 am »
From what I can see it says 'Westfäl. Hus. Rgt. No. 11' which would translate into '11th Westphalian Hussar Regiment.'

That is very strange as that doesn't look like a typical hussar sword to me. Then again, I don't know a great deal about WW1 equipment.
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