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    German helmets both combat and civic types. Visit my site :

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  1. CLASSIFIEDS RULES With the below rules we aim for a secure environment with high quality ads. Not complying with these rules can result in : Removal of the item for sale Removal of all items for sale Loss of access to the Classifieds section A permanent ban The Rules Camouflaged and wired items need to have been discussed on the forum , the link to the discussion topic needs to be included in the advert. Give a full description of what you are selling , lotnumber and maker are required when selling a German helmet. We expect high quality and detailed photos , minimum size is 800x600. Close-ups of decals are required ! All pictures must be uploaded in your ad. Off forum links are not allowed. State clearly if the item contains reproduction parts or if it was restored. Do not sell items on behalf of others. One item per advert No mention of COA's , they are of no value and GHW doesn't support the use of them. Close your advert when sold , traded or no longer wanted. There's a button 'close advert'. Don't advertise your sales (see forum announcement) Item listed for sale MUST be as it appears in ad, NO SUBSTITUTES ALLOWED All items may be freely discussed in the appropriate discussion forums. ONLY VETERAN MEMBERS ARE PERMITTED TO SELL IN THE CLASSIFIEDS
  2. Adding Pictures to Topics and Posts 1) Allowed max filesize is 2.1Mb. The recommended width/height for photos is 1024x768. 800x600 sized pics is the smallest size we allow , smaller pictures are not of this century anymore. 2) To add pictures make a new topic or post and click on the button "Choose Files" which is just below the text screen. If you reply to a topic and want to add pictures make sure to click the button 'More reply options' first. This will give you a browser where you can select up to 10 photos that you wish to upload. Select photos by holding the Ctrl key when clicking on them. When you are finished close the browse screen by clicking "Open" (wording depends on what browser you use). The files will be automatically uploaded and attached to your post/topic. (Screenshot #2) 3) If you cannot select more than one file check if ActiveX filtering is activated and turn it off (Menu Extra in Internet Explorer). 4) By adding the picture to the post you can determine the order of the pictures. (screenshot #4) If you do not use this the pictures will be posted in the order you see them below the text box.
  3. Dear members , GHW is the place to come to if you want to look at top quality militaria with high quality pictures . Blurry out of focus photos, and photos obscured by glare are not allowed on this forum. In order to maintain that quality we have to ask everyone to respect our minimum allowed picture size. The minimum picture size we want to see posted on the forum is 800x600. (But bigger is better) Smaller pictures are not of this century anymore. The size we can display full screen now is even 1024x768. When posting photos of helmets, please post both profiles, the interior, the maker, lot number, and size. Decal closeups are mandatory. It will benefit you and it will benefit other members. Good large photos will help members appreciate a helmet more , good large photos show more detail and help with an evaluation. Our moderators will ask that the minimum size is respected. If you need help just let us know. Here a comparison where you can instantly see the benefit of larger photos.
  4. I'm looking to trade for other books on military history. From the French and Indian wars till the second world war. Favoribly books on the Napoleonic battles. Here's what I got , all books in good condition unless mentioned otherwise. Softcover (English) WW1 - The Eastern front 1914 - 1917 - 330 pages WW2 - The fall of Crete - 204 pages American war of independence - Victory on Sullivan's island - 290 pages Biography - General George Crook - 300 pages Biography - Jefferson Davis - 700 pages Biography - Custer - 450 pages War of 1812 - The British at the gates - 380 pages Napoleonic era - Fuentes de Onoro - (Osprey campaign series) - 96 pages Napoleonic era - Wellington at war in the Peninsula (1808-1814) - 330 pages Indian wars - Frontier regulars - 300 pages Hardcover (English) WW2 - Anzio (LLoyd Clark) - 380 pages WW1 - Battle of the Otranto straits - 175 pages
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  6. For people who like to add a signature please observe some rules , we like to keep the forum readable. No pictures in the signatures. The text has to be the standard small size. Keep the signature text in a respectable size (a couple of lines). We will edit signatures that are not in accordance with this rule.
  7. Hosting sites like imageshack or photobucket create two problems for the forum: 1) External pictures make the uploading when opening a thread slower. 2) The pictures disappear after a certain period. Pictures that disappear leave empty threads which makes them useless. It's important for everyone that this forum can be used as a tool , for old threads to be useful as some can contain important information , conclusions and discussions. If anyone needs assistance with this just send us a pm. I also suggest you check out the threads in the Frequently Asked Questions section. Thank you all for your cooperation.
  8. Registration If you want to become part of an active and passionate community of militaria collectors this is the right place for you. German Helmet Walhalla encourages collectors to interact with each other. Our tightly moderated forum ensures a good atmosphere exists between members. Not only that but we strive to be the best tool for collectors in search of original militaria. We have consciously elected not to be sponsored by militaria dealers and rely on private donations to keep the forum running. This way there will never be a conflict of interest when asking for opinions on this forum. Registration is free ! To gain access to this forum you have to confirm your e-mail address in the e-mail your receive from us after registering. It's important to note that after this you have to wait to be validated by an Administrator. You can browse through some sections of the forum (not all) but not post and send private messages. Once you are validated your status changes to Recruit member. Accounts are usually approved within 24 hours. Observe that you are not automatically granted a permanent membership , for more info on this read the Accounts topic in this forum.
  9. Membership And Account Information GHW team puts a lot of effort into this forum this is why we have selected to maintain an active memberlist. With this in mind we have made three member groups : Temporary membership * Recruit * - New members will be in the Recruit member group and when reaching 30+ posts you will become a Veteran member (=Full access to all forums). - We check the accounts once a month , all Recruits members which haven't posted in the forum for two months or that have not been online for a long period are removed without warning. Participation is measured by posts and topics in the forums that matter +15 posts gives you access to : 1) The complete German Helmets Reference section except for the Lotnr research forum. 2) The War Room 3) Walhalla Full membership * Veteran * We expect from our Veteran members that they participate on the forum and show items from their collections. People being critical towards others while refusing to post their own collection will not be tolerated. +30 posts gives you: 1) Full access to all forums 2) You can sell in the Classifieds section 3) Ability to vote in POLLS 4) Much bigger Personal Message (PM) storage space 5) Can upload attachments in PMs 6) You can invite other people into your messages 7) You may use the "shout box" Note that when you stop posting for a long time your account will change to Absent without Leave (AWOL) , see below. Restricted membership with option to return to Full membership * Absent without Leave (AWOL) * Veteran members who stop posting and remain inactive on the forum will eventually get a AWOL account. You can still access the forum as usual but this account limits access to several forums and also seriously reduces the amount of storable pm's. If you want to become a Veteran member again all you need to do is start posting , your status will change to Returning to Active duty. After making several posts you will retain Veteran membership again. If you have any questions about this let us know. GHW Team