Photo Reichsbahn,uniform no no?
In another thread Wilhelm Saris and I mused over the absence a period references for uniform regulations of the Reichsbahn.I recently purchased a Reichsbahn collection and this photo was part of it.Here is a photo one would think she is breaking all kinds of regulations.Hmmmm maybe? Maybe not?I am interested for opinions,we tend to think of the Germans at that time being stiff and rigid about uniform decorum.Were they allowed to embellish?
06-20-2014 11:55 PM
Hermann Goering certainly thought so.
She can get away with it........And she knows it!
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
I'm with Ned on this one for sure!
by big ned
Also, you should have a look at the "Don't tell me they would'nt have worn it" in the Cloth Headgear part of the Forum, for more info as it seems to be the case that some elements of the German military (especially line troops) seem to have much more leeway in their manner of attire than their allied counterparts.
Claudia, I spoke about regulations for Strassenbahn, not about Reichsbahn.
There do exist a few references with information about Reichsbahn. Not much,
but they do.
Regulations for the DRB exist in many ways and for many years. I own practically
all most interesting regulations and most of the information from a magazine,
known as "Uniformen-Markt" where often information about the DRB one can find.
Also what females had to wear.
There are hardly references that do mention about uniforms for Privat- and
Officially it was not allowed to wear "nick-nacks", and for sure when one was
in service and visible to the public. But one did. Especially ladies from tramways
used occasionally all kinds of things to show off!
See two samples from changes in uniform-regulations: 1926 and 1937.
"Wir sollen auch unser Leben für die Brüder lassen" (1.Joh.3.16):
zum Gedächtnis Wilhelm Schenk. Er starb fürs Vaterland am 13. Juni 1916
pretty ladies can do anything.