Gotcha HPL. Thank You. I must say I like the older style Aesculapius better than the Tyr-rune version. I like that site alot, it has helped me alot in time of need. haha
Here are a few new ones.
- SS "Das Reich" Division men clean rifles and situate gear. Check out the FORD truck with Das Reich Unit emblem on it
- Polizei (HPL, whats up with the All-black tabs??)
- later war Luftschutz man??? (just a guess)
- Luftwaffe men in front of a JU88? w/ letters "HM"
Hitler Jugend boys - HJ knife in wear
haha I try not to GoodPwny.
Last one for tonight..... I think I was able to find another photo of the same Berlin Parade Ceremony that I have a Picture of that I bought a while back. It looks like the same parade to me.....or at least at the same location in Berlin.
Forgive me for nit-picking, though, but it is not a "Tyr" Rune. The "Tyr" or "Tiwaz" Rune is the Runic "T", i.e. the one looking similiar to a stylized arrow. (Used, among other usages, for the sleeve badge of Reichsführerschulen graduates.)
The "Life Rune" as used (not only) by SA medical personnel is also known as the "Man" Rune, "Algiz" Rune or "Elhaz" Rune.
One thing about this that I always found interesting: The Nazis chose to make this their "Medical / Health" symbol and put it to use in the insignia for medical personnel of the SA, the NSKK, the Hitler Youth... But, oddly, never the SS who always retained the traditional Aesculapius Rod for their medical personnel.
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This brings back old memories. When I went to Berlin in my last year of school way back in 1987, we watched the changing of the guards in front of that building. Of course, those being the pre-reunification days, we are talking about the East German National People's Army with their old-school Prussian ceremonial drill. It looked like this: YouTube - German Guard Change - NVA Wachablösung Wachregiment Friedrich Engels DDR
Oh, and I've got some 1930s photographs from that location as well:
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This is a great thread that I am just now discovering! Long may it continue... I am not a photo collector per se, but I do collect DRK items and just picked-up this portrait photo of a DRK man that I would like to share. The photo is 9"x7" and is hand colorized with what I believe is the colorizer's company stamp marking on the reverse. It would appear the company name is "GACO." If anyone knows anything further on this company that would be interesting to me and of course any and all comments are welcome