Insignia on Hitler's Coat
I was reading another article about Ribbentrop's watch and they included this photo with Hitler supposedly taken in 1939. Does anybody know what insignia Hitler is wearing on his left sleeve?
Courage is not the lack of fear, it is the ability to take action, no matter the cost.
06-18-2014 09:10 PM
He appears to be wearing Fascist Italian insignia...I believe this photo was taken during his visit to Italy, where he was observing Italian Naval Maneuvers...
Here is another picture where Hitler wears this Fascist insignia, during a ride
at Florence in Italy in 1938 in May. The insignia is here better visible.
"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
What is that symbol depicting, I cant work it out?
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
It a representation of magisterial(jurisdiction) or collective power, used by many country's.
A symbol that fascinated me for a long time.
In Belgium used by some police forces and ranks, in the army for juridical services.
Also used by the British Union.
Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
I think Nick meant what the fasces symbol is physically composed of. It's a bundle of wooden rods with an axe.
See: Fasces - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
By the way: Good for Hitler. After all those years as a Private, he finally got promoted to Corporal. (Sorry, just couldn't resist it.)