After having recently obtained what I regard to be one of the top items in my own militaria collection (focusing on BLA infantry items and especially 11th Armoured and 8th Rifle Brigade) I thought it might be nice to start a thread for exchanging what each of us considers the favoutire item(s) of his or her own WW2 collections. The main criterium that applies is that there should be a story behind the item(s). This can be anything like: the item having a known and special history or original owner the item being one of a kind a special history related to acquisition of the item Apart from one or more photos therefore also some text should be added explaining why you consider your item(s) to be your favourite. This thread is not meant as a display of the most expensive items in your collection (e.g. green berets or airborne helmets, not thereby meaning to say I dislike such items…).