Living near Aberdeen proving grounds has had its benefits. One of these was knowing Col. Jarrett who was the soul of the foreign ordnance intelligence center and the real spark plug behind the museum there. I obtained many historical treasures from Col. Jarrett over the year before his untimely death.
One of these is a set of original artillery ammunition training posters which were recovered from Hillersleben proving ground. I had intend these to go into a display at the Smithsonian but the interest there is - well - 0 when it comes to ordnance. The aircraft ammo display which I designed and donated with help from Bill Woodin and others was the last detailed ordnance display which they will likely ever exhibit.
I have put this collection up on ebay (350262421684). If it does not sell for my price it is my desire to return it to a German museum. I have been in contact with the German Embassy and their interest is on the level with the Smithsonian. That is 0 .
I am looking for a German museum which actually cares about the history of German artillery and its ammunition.
Is there such a thing?