Thanks for these new pictures of your "genocidal feotid woolens", though I never tire of the old ones. The last one is teasing me though. I want a better look at the volumes on the shelf and the hats!
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 03-18-2011 at 02:27 PM.
I do not own a "kindle" or other such thingies. I suppose that granted the size of said house, such an instrument of progress would allow more room for "beanie babies" and "Jim Beam bottles" and "Pez containers" or "big screen, flat HDTVs" etc. The latter fail to comprise my aspirations for life and domestic bliss.
I am not sure what I covet more, the musty old caps or your Great Aunt's table.
The wonder of the Kindle is that any tome on it can be wirelessly "edited" to remove any legally or politically cumbersome passages. Political winds do change and God forbid anyone be discomfited by lines in a book. (end sarcasm)
I found a wonderful article that details the linkage between the Totenkopf Hussars and the SS. The black uniform and the Danziger skull were what defined the Leibhussaren visually.
Clearly the SS wished to draft off the elite aura of the Hussaren. The Leibhussaren were disbanded by Versailles after 177 years of service to the Prussian monarchy. So the choice (presumably Hitler's) to reincarnate the black uniform and totenkopf of the Hussaren into the fledgling Liebstandarte was a crafty piece of political pageantry.
The institution in question was "Traditionspflege," or the maintenance of lineage and honors. I am lacking in discretion publishing pictures of my great aunt's table and the musty old hats. The ones with the 1927/29/31 badge amuse me, and I wanted to share them, since I have not published any images of my own for several years. Vanity will be my undoing, I am sure.
As stated here numerous times.....thank you for sharing these beauties. The Danziger scull on both grey and black caps is what "floats my boat", so to speak. I know I saw a couple of grey caps in some of the photos you have "published", so I am now off in search of any previous threads of your Grey caps. (I used to often visit an old thread where you had shown 2 variants of "colored piping" caps, which were amazing) But you are one lucky man to be able to look after these rare black variants as well. I will be waiting in hope to see more images of the black SS cap with danziger scull. thanks again
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