Yes, correct, in fact it is Barbie doll. Very popular... "C'mon Barbie, lets go party" great song... Barbi would be the ridiculously cute 70's pinup Barbi Benton.
Didn't know she could sing, I guess that's the beauty of the internet. Just to see her pictures was enough for me
Must be your intellectual superiority kicking in!!
Can we please forget about the dolls of the plastic or animate variety and return to the subject.
Huzzah! A voice of reason!
Very intresting topic.
In France, Klaus Barbie is knowned as " le chef de la Gestapo lyonnaise " ( Lyon's Gestapo chief ).
That' s how he' s presented in his court case.
For people who understand french, i recommand you to watch the speech for the defense from Jacques Vergès.
you can find it on youtube.
He has done research the classic way, versus the endless plagiarism of the same thing that operates today with the internet. The digital modus and the editing of pictures blends together with a general ignorance about the past to enable this kind of thing. I cannot fathom the purpose, other than to restore the Aermelabzeichen from a
The goal of this site remains, as Andreas points it out, real knowledge of real benefit to those who have a genuine interest in the past versus the sad alternative.
We are grateful that Mr. d'Alquen shares of his remarkable archives with us here. I am especially grateful to Andreas for being such a force for good here,
with his wonderful English, which is not his native language, and should be an example to those of us for whom English is our first tongue. He is so very wise about
the regalia of the III. Reich and shows us all how a person can build this site. So many wrongly tax the time and patience of others, and give nothing at all in return.
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Also, the only ribbons authorized for wear in the buttonhole were those of war decorations and that of the Lifesaving Medal. The only war decorations for WW2 worn from ribbons were the EK2, KVK2, Ostmedaille and the various 2nd classes of the Eastern People's Decoration. (It is clearly none of those other ribbons.)
For WW1, there were a number more possibilities, but Barbie was born in 1913, so all WW1 decorations are out of the question for him altogether.
So, the important point is:
If all of Barbie's Wehrmacht service was in the pre-war period, he couldn't have qualified for any decoration represented by a buttonhole ribbon on his army uniform (other than, theoretically, the Lifesaving Medal.)
Thus, I doubt it is really him in that photograph.
Well done, Andreas!