Updated 29 October 2016
Yes, its true. I am selling my Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) collection. Click HERE for the sales list.

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Welcome
To Kaiser's Bunker, a non-commercial reference site in memory of Kaiser the Dachshund. This web site is divided into two sections:

1. Galleries containing original artifacts from Imperial Germany 1842 to 1918, the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) 1914 to 1919, and the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) 1914 to 1918.

2. Reference and information pages for the researcher, historian, and collector. Nothing is for sale.

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Thank you very much and I hope you enjoy your visit to Kaiser's Bunker.
Please come back often. Tony Schnurr (caretaker)
 
Artifact Galleries
Click on the link to be taken to the artifact gallery of your choice.
 

Imperial German Dunkelblau

1860 to 1914

Helmets       Headgear       Tunics

Equipment

Imperial German Feldgrau

1910 to 1918

Helmets       Headgear       Tunics

Equipment

Flieger Truppen

1912 to 1918

Flieger Truppen

Royal Flying Corps

1914 to 1918

RFC

Canadian Expeditionary Force

1914 to 1918

Tunics       Headgear       Helmets

Kaiser

The Mighty Dachshund

Gallery
 
Reference and Information Pages
 

General Reference

Pre-war Dunkelblau Shoulder Straps Wanted

Watime Feldgrau M1915 Cloth Shoulder Straps Wanted

Pickelhaube Wappens (Helmet Plates) Wanted

Glossary of German Military Terms Translated into English

Kaiser's Bunker Guide to Imperial German Pickelhauben

Contains: research on the evolution of the different patterns of helmets from 1842 to 1916 plus individual pages for each arm of service (Infantry, Artillery, Jäger, Kürassier, Ulanen etc).

Kaiser's Bunker Guide to Imperial German Pickelhauben

Kaiser's Bunker Guide to the Evolution of the Preußen Pickelhaube 1842 - 1915

This essay is an on-line guide to the evolution of the Imperial German Mannschaften (Other Ranks) Pickelhaube (Spiked Helmet) worn by the soldiers of the Kingdom of Preußen from 1842 to 1915.

Kaiser's Bunker Guide to the Evolution of the Preußen Pickelhaube 1842 - 1915

Comparing Imperial German Wappen Sizes

This reference compares full-size "Line" Wappen with the smaller size Wappens and identifies the units that wore them.

Comparing Imperial German Wappen Sizes

Kaiser's Bunker Guide to Pickelhaube Characteristics & Rank

This reference outlines how to identify the different Pickelhauben characteristics for issued Mannschaften (Other Ranks), NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer), officers, and Eigentums-helm, (Privately Purchased Helmets).

Kaiser's Bunker Guide to Pickelhaube Characteristics & Rank

Kaiser's Bunker Guide to Imperial German Cloth Headgear 1842 - 1918

Includes: 360 full-color original drawings of Imperial German Headgear, the history of the Imperial German Krätchen and Schirmmütze, guide to Kokarden, tradition badges worn on Imperial German cloth headgear, such as Totenkopf (skull), Edelweiß, and official's eagles etc.

Kaiser's Bunker Guide to Imperial German Cloth Headgear 1842 - 1918

Kaiser's Bunker Guide to Imperial German Uniforms 1842 - 1918

Contains: individual pages for each category of Imperial German uniform, with a historical overview, photographs of actual examples, period photographs, charts of every pre-1914 Regiment with uniform details for each unit, color plates of helmet Wappen (front plate), shoulder strap cyphers, special pattern Litzen, and plates applicable to specific arms of service.

Kaiser's Bunker Guide to Imperial German Uniforms 1842 - 1918

An Essay on the Hanoverian Gibraltar Cuff-title

Kaiser's Bunker Guide to Imperial German Cartridge Casings

Contains: Each Imperial German cartridge casing is photographed in detail, with full explanations as well as some background information on the cannons that fired them.

Over 250 photographs including some rare period images of Imperial German cannons. To place size into context, each cartridge casing is photographed with high quality Imperial German Artillery headgear

Kaiser's Bunker Guide to Imperial German Cartridge Casings

Kaiser's Bunker Guide to Conservation and Display of Antique Headgear

Contains information to prevent further damage to artifacts and maintain them in their current condition, with pages on lighting, humidity, mould, temperature, rust, display, and cleaning.

Kaiser's Bunker Guide to Conservation and Display of Antique Headgear

Eiserne Kreuz (The Iron Cross)

1813 to 1918

Makers of the 1914 EK1

Makers of the 1914 EK2

Kaiser's Bunker Guide to Canadian Expeditionary Force Clothing 1903 to 1919

Contains: individual pages for each category of CEF uniform, highland uniforms, trousers and undergarments, overcoats, cloth headgear, formation patches, and more. Each category includes a historical overview, photographs of actual examples, and period photographs.

Kaiser's Bunker Guide to Canadian Expeditionary Force Clothing 1903 to 1919

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