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Article about: This is NOT my photo - I just found it online so apologies to whomever it is attributed to .... but what is the go here? Why does a Heer soldier ( an EK2 winner at that ) in France in 1940 h

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    This is NOT my photo - I just found it online so apologies to whomever it is attributed to .... but what is the go here?
    Why does a Heer soldier ( an EK2 winner at that ) in France in 1940 have a SS skull on his tunic???
    And what is the gun - a Bergmann??

    Dan
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    He's using a Steyr MP-34. It was soon replaced by the German designed MP40. As to why he has an SS cap skull on his tunic....maybe he had a friend or a brother in the Waffen's?
    William

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    Maybe he liked to collect SS militaria?

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    maybe he killed a member of w-ss by mistake - took his gun and skull :-)
    Looking for following WWII German items:
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    i don't know what he's doing. but i want the original photograph.

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    It's amazing how odd photos come out of the wood work, thanks Mate

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    Is the date and location attributed to the pic known?
    Notice number plate is covered. Propaganda pic? Time to trawl through Signal?

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    It does say 'France 1940' in the caption along the top, and notice
    the tricolour shield on the helmet.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    My first thought must be he is taking cover from something on the sky. A fighterplane or a angry bird. Why he is using a skull is a good question, maybe he found it and is keeping it like a good luck charm.
    Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.

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    Yes i saw the writing at top. is that from whats written on the obverse of pic?
    Sorry, dont know helmet shield identifiers.
    Is this pic on ebay/ for sale somewhere?

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