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Photo of the Day – 01/31/17 (“Wehrmacht Snowball Fight”, 1944)

Daily Photo — “Wehrmacht Snowball Fight, 1944”

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Another in the “things you don’t expect to see out of Nazi Germany” category.  Young Wehrmacht soldiers awaiting deployment to the front lines taking a few minutes to let loose and have a friendly battle in a French train yard..

1944. France. “Wehrmacht soldiers having a snowball fight in a train yard awaiting deployment”.  Life Magazine

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Posted by on January 31, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 01/12/17 (“Hitler Youth”, 1938)

Daily Photo — “Hitler Youth, 1938”

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When you think of the horrors of Nazi Germany and everything it, and the Hitler Youth represented, it’s hard to remember that for these kids, it was just like being in the Boy Scouts.  I can easily see these same faces camping in a tent in BSA uniforms.  It also makes one wonder how many of these smiling boys survived the next seven years.

1938. Stuttgart, Germany. “Von der 6. Reichstagung der Auslandsdeutschen (Hitler Youth in tent during festivities for the 6th Annual National Days of Foreign Germans).” Photo by Heinrich Hoffmann, Kochstraße 10, Berlin. 

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Posted by on January 12, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Video of the Day – 3/19/13 (Nimbus: Nazi Propaganda, 1944)

Daily Video — “Nimbus: Nazi Propaganda, 1944”

Nazi Germany was well known for its propaganda machine.  Today’s video is a short cartoon produced by the government in 1944, targeting the French people and trying to convince them that the Allies were fighting them as well as the Germans.  Keep a look out for well known American cartoon figures making an appearance!

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Posted by on March 19, 2013 in Daily Video

 

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Video of the Day – 3/18/13 (Hindenburg Disaster Newsreel, 1937)

Daily Video — “Hindenburg Disaster Newsreel, 1937”

On May 6, 1937, the German airship Hindenburg, the prize of the Nazi commercial air fleet suddenly and tragically ignited, burst into flames and crashed in Lakehurst, NJ.  35 people on board the airship adn one on the ground perished, making it one of the worst air disasters of the time, and sounding the death knell of the zeppelin/airship era in aviation.

This is the actual newsreel footage, shot by Pathé of the ship itself, the entire ignition and burning, and the aftermath from 1937.

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Posted by on March 18, 2013 in Daily Video

 

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