'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.
The recent Czech/Moravian volume on Iglau is based on a photo album of Frank's that was bagged by GIs when said personage was taken prisoner in 1945 or somehow.
A noted SS helmet collector has Frank's double decal SS helmet. Years ago, it showed up at an Antiques Roadshow in the hands of an American serviceman who brought Frank in. Frank's name is professionally painted on the skirt of the helmet. It was bought by Bruce Herman, who was the militaria expert at the taping. He then sold it to the collector who still has it. Included with the helmet were several photos of Frank in custody with the same man who had the helmet.
LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.
Since this has become a thread about Frank's Uniforms I will share what I have of him over time. Before you think I have some fascination with him, I have been working online with a Czech history professor regarding the German-Czech relations before and during WWII and I save what I think maybe useful later. I am a collector at hart.
This shows his evolution over time and are in the best chronological order I can make out.
In early SdP uniform note the SdP pin
Seen here in early SdP uniform next to a SS officer in about 1936 era uniform?
Also civil dress with a classier & softer look for the Anglo-American Press
In Germany, Frank & Henlein in SdP uniform and von Neurath in a rarely worn SS uniform
Again in Germany Henlein & Frank in SdP uniform
In later SdP uniform note collar rank insignia
Frank in Black SS uniform (thanks FB)
In black leather SS overcoat (again Thanks FB)
Frank in grey SS uniform with von Neurath (this is most likely before Heydrich effectively replaced von Neurath)
Frank in grey SS uniform with open collar jacket & tie. As SS-Gruppenführer he has the RF-SS cuff title and mostly photographed wearing open collar jacket & tie.
In grey SS leather overcoat.
Reinhard Heydrich arrives to take over Böhmen und Mähren
The often seen photos of Heydrich & Frank
June 1943 or later he is a SS-Obergruppenführer and General of Police in Prague and now wears Reichsführung-SS cuff title. He seems to only wear the closed collar jacket after his promotion.