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    Registered member brataccas's avatar in War relics WW2 military forums
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    Default Swastika on churchyard fence in Scotland? (help needed)

    Hi, I'm not sure if I have posted this is in the correct area? Just something I am really curious about with something I photographed back in 2008, Mesh fence with a swastika? why would it have such a symbol? anyone know the name of what these specific fences are called or have any idea on what fence company made these fences with swastika? would be a GREAT help. I also uploaded the buildings surrounding this fence, theyre not anything to do with the war sorry but might still be relevant?

    Also the other fence markings with E.T.



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    Default Re: Swastika on churchyard fence in Scotland? (help needed)

    Hello mate, mistaken identity nothing more. These items were probably made in Asia / India where this symbol has been commonly used by these cultures long before the NAZI party. I got excited the first time i saw one of these in all honesty though !
    Cheers, Dan.
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    Default Re: Swastika on churchyard fence in Scotland? (help needed)

    all i can say is well spotted

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    Default Re: Swastika on churchyard fence in Scotland? (help needed)

    Stylistically it looks very TR, I would have thought an Asian swastika would have some variation, though I can't see any other explanation. I certainly would not buy a front door from the same firm if it had that emblazoned on it!

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    Default Re: Swastika on churchyard fence in Scotland? (help needed)

    That's a good way to have your fence vandalized! Strange find, good stuff!
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    Default Re: Swastika on churchyard fence in Scotland? (help needed)

    There is a company called the Swastik Trading Co in India that manufactures and supplies agricultural hardware which includes galvanized fencing materials........
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    Default Re: Swastika on churchyard fence in Scotland? (help needed)

    That could be it, Adrian.
    It would be interesting to see some other items from this company.

    Surely manufactured pre-TR period............?
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    Steve.

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    Default Re: Swastika on churchyard fence in Scotland? (help needed)

    Maybe it was imported from nazi germany during WW2? - Nick K
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    The swastika is an ancient symbol of good luck. As previously stated, it can be seen in many forms in India and Japan. It was used as a family crest by samurai family in the Southern island of Kyushu. I have seen numerous samurai armor bearing the swastika family crest. It can also be found in various forms in the West. I have seen it in floor tiles and terra cotta building material in early 20th century buildings. This mark on the fence would have no connection to the 3rd Reich.
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