A Reichspfennig from the time of the Nazi rule of Germany.
Nikon D3100 with a Tamron 60mm macro lens.

My main interests are landscape, wildlife and sports events.
I use a Nikon D40X, a Nikon D60 and a Nikon D3100.
The lenses are either Nikkor or Sigma or a Tamron 60mm Macro. I also have a small collection of vintage cameras.
I hope you enjoy my photography and keep coming back for more, as I am constantly working to increase my portfolio.
You can visit my website at nigdaw.co.uk

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  • billyboy
    billyboyalmost 2 years ago

    Though I’m far from sympathetic with their cause… and even less with their means…
    the people who designed their swag had serious style.

    My dad returned from the war with lots of memorabilia which naturally stays out of sight as not to offend. But the collection remains a valued possession. As does the collection of WWII era microphones from Neumann that we have at the recording studios where I work. If you move up the second fader from the left, the mic on the far left is from the Luftwaffe… the one next to it is from the Wehrmacht. As the picture’s on our international website I removed the swastikas from under the eagles in photoshop, and if anyone has a problem singing into them we just stick a piece of gaffer tape over the emblem.
    But they’re a part of history and they sound amazing so we feel it would simply be too sad to bury them. These mics were sold to us by a German audio technician from Berlin who found them shortly after the unification with East Germany. God knows what they’re worth now… in any case I doubt that you could even find them anymore. Few collectors who have them would sell.

    Your picture of the Reichspfennig is awesome btw.
    Thanks for sharing !!

  • Thanks very much. I am fascinated by the war as my parents lived through it and am interested in how it affected ordinary people. The German people didn’t fair too well under the Nazis either, they were treated really badly and were starving. I have just read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak which gives a heart rendering story of what it was like to live in Nazi Germany and I found it a really moving. I have collected some pieces of history to show to my children and share the experience of a time which for them is in living memory. Far from burying it, I feel it is something that shows the humanity of people no matter what nationality and the struggle to survive they all shared. With German blood in my family there must have been a time when we were shooting at each other!

    – Nigel Bangert

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertalmost 2 years ago

    It is so very interesting to see things from our past Nigel…..Though we may not agree on the way a particular government is running the country and running there people into the ground there are still wonderful people that do not pull the party line…..Just as in Germany in 1938 there were good people even if they did not make the headlines….There are good folks today that are under horrible leaders also…..Thanks for sharing this :0)

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertalmost 2 years ago

    Just look at Washington DC today……Our leaders (?) on both sides of the isle are running things into the ground,here and around the world and only care about themselves……

  • I sadly have to agree, the world seems obsessed with profit at any cost at the moment and the gap between rich and poor is getting greater. But still every year Children in Need and Red Nose Day collect more and more for charity, even though many people have lost their homes and jobs, says a lot about so called ordinary people.

    – Nigel Bangert

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertalmost 2 years ago


  • Thank you very much Thomas I really appreciate you featuring my work.

    – Nigel Bangert

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