The First World War is 100 years past, the Second 70 years.
And in the meantime, humanity has become none the wiser.
What is a clear development in classic country and the surrounding regions is that the interest in such birthdays leads to clear price increases in the classic segment of that time.
At the moment we are seeing the prices of ex WWII vehicles rising again. In terms of investment you can hardly bump into it. But in terms of purchasing, quite a lot can go wrong. Certainly with finds that emerge from the former Eastern bloc and local, post-war licensing.
The vehicles with an ex-Eastern block past have often been used and kept on going until another sixty years after the outbreak of peace. Now they are being restored with some new green paint and they are for sale.
See if the army vehicle of your dreams has such a history ... And then let it stand. Reordering can be too big a challenge.
This, of course, does not apply to the vehicles that are still being freed from Russian, Polish or other sparsely populated swamp areas and the semi permavorst. They are often so authentic that the original occupants are still partly present.
But it will not be the first time that such a former warrior, after just being sprayed clean and after having received new oil, will do it again.
And only recently have tanks from their pedestal been sprinkled in Ukraine and Crimea where they had stood as a monument since 1945. And things still worked. Also on the side where the grenades come from.
And that seems incredible, but it is true.