Tag: Germany

German Enigma Machine

This is a four rotor Enigma machine that was created by German around the time of 1943-1944.  Germany built this rare Enigma for its ally, Japan.  You can tell by both the character and the fourth rotor.  Germany was unaware that Britain had cracked the Enigma they added the fourth rotor in 1942 to strengthen …

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Siemens-Halske W38 Phone

This switchboard operator’s desk telephone was manufactured by Siemens-Halske in Germany.  It is believe the history of this specific device was removed from one of the U.S. Missions in Germany.  A close inspection of the typed labels for the switches are in German. The telephone was called “REIPOS”.  The bulk of the unit is made …

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German Spy Pigeon

During World War I (1914-1918) Germany had equipped pigeons with small camera equipment for the benefit of gaining intelligence.

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Slices of Early History

Here are some old photos that are wonderful slices of history.  The descriptions are below each photo. The rural kids in the 50’s rode bikes to school.  You took whatever path was best for you.  Bullet holes in the sign? Camping out in 1918. This was the 30’s, and this sharecropper’s son was working behind the …

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