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German / Re: Austro-Hungarian Military Marking
« Last post by Rodolfo Peirano on January 22, 2018, 11:37:40 PM »
See new topics for PDF version  ;)
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German / Re: Austro-Hungarian Military Marking
« Last post by Peter De Laet on January 22, 2018, 11:35:34 PM »
Most interesting Rodolfo - many thanks!
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German / Re: Zeiss Binoctar T-Belag, 1940
« Last post by Zbig Fiema on January 20, 2018, 10:45:07 PM »
I doubt if Danish Crown would be put on these exports unless Denmark was still a sovereign country. So maybe the order was placed at the beginning of 1940 and delivered either still before 9. April or after the occupation began? But then to WHOM the binoculars would be delivered? To the occupation forces?

Referring to the most recent mail by Frank: I thought they supplied some coated optics to Sweden (6x30).
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German / Re: Zeiss Binoctar T-Belag, 1940
« Last post by Frank Lagorio on January 20, 2018, 10:41:04 PM »
Before or during WWII did Zeiss ever supply binoculars with coated optics to any other country such as Romania or Sweden?
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German / Re: Zeiss Binoctar T-Belag, 1940
« Last post by Winfried Tuerk on January 20, 2018, 10:24:18 PM »
Yes Niall, you are right, after the occupation in April 1940 Danmark partly maintained their sovereignty until 1943, when the restistance of the Danish people and the government enhenced. Before 1943 Army and Navy were not fully under control of the Germans.

https://books.google.de/books?id=08al1e8BdRIC&pg=PA136&hl=de#v=onepage&q&f=false

But Zeiss's "Blaubelag", the T-coating, was a secret as yourself named above. Is it it conceivable that Zeiss exported coated binoculars to the occupied Danmark?

Wonder if the headline's Binoctar was spoils of WW2 and got it's crown after 1945?
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German / Re: Lieut Col Edds 1915 Bismarck Action Marineglas
« Last post by Rodolfo Peirano on January 20, 2018, 08:26:10 PM »
be careful: if the etching in the glass surface is too deep, even the diamond paste does not work miracles  ;)

Given the interest, I will post a special topic.
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German / Re: German dienstglas acceptance marking (Zeiss Statistic)
« Last post by Niall McLaren on January 20, 2018, 07:47:05 PM »
Fantastic work Rodolfo! :D
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German / Re: Lieut Col Edds 1915 Bismarck Action Marineglas
« Last post by Niall McLaren on January 20, 2018, 07:44:57 PM »
Thanks Rodolfo - I'll try it myself. ;)
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German / Re: Zeiss Binoctar T-Belag, 1940
« Last post by Niall McLaren on January 20, 2018, 07:43:37 PM »
Yes it's a problem but, if the Danish markings were added after the war - who was the T marked binocular originally made for? Anyway - according to Wiki;

The Danes capitulated within six hours, resulting in a uniquely lenient occupation, as the Germans were content to leave the Aryan Danes to manage their own affairs.

Maybe Zeiss billed them and supplied the binocular after the invasion;

Both the army and the navy were allowed to continue operating despite the German occupation.

http://www.navalhistory.dk/English/History/1939_1945/August29.htm
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German / Re: Lieut Col Edds 1915 Bismarck Action Marineglas
« Last post by Winfried Tuerk on January 20, 2018, 07:09:30 PM »
Rodolfo, many thanks for the hint! I will try diamond polishing paste.
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