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  1. MWC 79 - 1940s British Prisoners of War

    by , Feb 15, 2017 at 05:23 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    Name, Rank and Military Number. The Geneva Convention attempts to ensure the basic rights of prisoners on all sides of any conflict, German POW camps during WW2 were carefully segregated into Officer, NCO ranks and lower-rank servicemen. They also kept the different forces, Army, Navy and Airforce, separated into different camps.
    The camps themselves would usually have Senior Officer or NCO who ...
  2. MWC 77 - 1940s German Women's Auxiliary

    by , Feb 6, 2017 at 05:09 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    As World war II commenced more than half of the women of working age in Germany were in employment, The Nazi party was keen for women to be focused on family and were eager for the population to grow, They adopted the slogan "Children, Kitchen, Church" and awarded medals to mothers who had 4 or more children.
    As the war continued, however, men were increasingly needed to replace those ...
  3. MWC 69 - 1940s Dutch Soldier

    by , Nov 14, 2016 at 09:11 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    The Netherlands remained neutral during World War 1 and to maintain this they made large-scale cutbacks in the inter-war period. This was reversed to a degree when Hitler came to power, and also when Dutch territories in the Pacific became vulnerable to Japanese expansionism, this proved to be too little too late and the Dutch were unable to prevent the German army overrunning the Dutch defences in May ...
  4. MWC 51 - British Pilot 1940s

    by , Feb 26, 2016 at 11:13 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    The Battle of Britain was clearly a defining moment in World War II, Germany's Blitzkrieg tactics had been highly successful and the seaborne invasion of Britain, operation Sea Lion was ready to come into action. It was imperative for Germany that the RAF was neutralised and this, along with decimating Aircraft production capacity, was the aim of Herman Georing, As head of the Luftwaffe he brought everything ...
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  5. Issue 44 - 1940s British Soldier

    by , Oct 25, 2015 at 10:02 PM (Eaglemoss Military Watches Collection.)

    In the period leading up to the Allied invasion of Europe it was realised that timing the phases of the invasion would be vital, the reliable and effective Army Trade Pattern watch was up to the task.
    They were not issued to all troops but people who's role required accurate time information, such as readio operators, Forward Air controlers and Artillery batteries.
    ATP watches were sourced from ...
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