World War 2 was a pivotal moment in history, shaping the course of nations and leaving an indelible mark on the collective consciousness.
For enthusiasts and collectors, delving into the world of WW2 militaria offers a tangible connection to this extraordinary period.
In the realm of WW2 militaria, each piece is a time capsule, preserving the legacy of those who lived through one of the most significant chapters in human history.
As collectors continue to unearth and share these artefacts, they contribute to a richer understanding of World War II and the people who shaped its course.
Whether you're a seasoned collector or a novice enthusiast, exploring the world of WW2 militaria is a captivating journey into the past.
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This original artwork by aviation artist, Keith Hall, is titled 'Sea Fury Over Korea' and depicts WJ 232 flown by Lt Peter Carmichael in his aircraft that was part of 802 Sqn Fleet Air Arm that was onboard H.M.S. Ocean off the coast of Korea.
In 1952, the first Chinese MiG-15 jet fighters appeared. On 8 August 1952, Lieutenant Peter "Hoagy" Carmichael, of 802 Squadron, flying Sea Fury WJ232 from HMS Ocean, was credited with shooting down a MiG-15, marking him as one of only a few pilots of a propeller-driven aircraft to shoot down a jet during the Korean War. The engagement occurred when Sea Furies and Fireflies were bounced by eight MiG-15s, during which one Firefly was badly damaged while the Sea Furies escaped unharmed. Some sources claim that this is
Guy Gibson was a British Royal Air Force (RAF) officer and pilot who played a significant role during World War II. He is most well-known for leading the famous "Dambusters" raid in 1943.
Guy Gibson memorabilia, particularly items associated with the famous Dambusters raid, is in demand among collectors and enthusiasts of World War II history. The Dambusters raid itself holds significant historical importance, and Guy Gibson's leadership and bravery during the mission have made him a celebrated figure.
A member of our Collexchange community has a well-preserved collection of items associated with Guy Gibson, including medals, photographs, letters. This member and is open to offers from militaria enthusiasts. See below some photos of this Guy Gibson collection. Contact Collexchange if you would like to
Militaria collecting is a hobby that involves the acquisition and preservation of military-related artifacts and memorabilia.
The world of military collecting can be highly competitive, with collectors often seeking out rare and one-of-a-kind pieces to add to their collections. Militaria can include items such as uniforms, firearms, edged weapons, medals, badges, helmets, headdress, flags, photographs, and documents, among others.
We want to know more about a magazine called ‘Camp Pie’ which was produced in the Changi Prisoner of War Camp using an old typewriter. One of our members, Terry, has a copy of Camp Pie that belonged his father, Edmond Joseph Byrne, who served in the Royal Army Medical Core, in Burma, Malaysia - ending up in Changi at the fall of Singapore. We understand the Camp Pie magazine is rare. This edition comprises of 14 pages - the inside pages are more legible than the outside – which is expected considering the conditions in the Changi PoW camp and the hundreds of prisoners who handled it. Terry tried to find out about Edmond’s experiences in Changi, but was forbidden to raise the subject as Edmond suffered from terrible nightmares, and talking about his time in Singapore was difficult for him.
Militaria enthusiasts are knowledgeable about their specific areas of interest. They must find what they are looking for quickly and easily. We are all time poor - scan read online - which means you won't get a second chance. By using categories, we are enabling buyers to narrow down their search results to save them time. So it is esssential you add your militaria to the correct categories to deliver accurate search results for buyers
These maps were recovered from a shot down German bomber which crashed in France during WW11. The maps now belong to Ken (one of our members) whose father managed to recover them from the burning plane.
Made of black beaver fur with a leather top and peak and gilt chinscales. The ball tuft was introduced in 1835, dark green for Light Infantry Regiments. The badge was a large gilt star surmounted by the crown and superimposed on the star was a smaller silver star the 53rd featured a Maltese cross, with the battle honours Peninsula-Nieuport-St Lucia-Talavera-Vittoria-Salamanca-Toulouse-Nivelle-Tournay-Pyrenees. To the centre the numerals 53.
This Officers despatch case was carried by Ensign Montague Charles Browning at the siege and fall of Sebastopol in 1855. Montague Charles Browning (1837-1905) was the grandfather of Lieutenant General Sir Frederick Arthur Montague “Boy” Browning - the 'father of British Airborne Forces' who coined the phrase 'A Bridge too Far' in planning the Operation Market Garden (Arnhem) operation. He was married to the Novelist Daphne du Maurier.