I find these garish and ugly too - I think that Himmler knew that Germany was going to lose and made these badges for the up and coming biker market after the war!
Old Heinrich looks like an amiable fellow in that pic above.........
Someone who you might ask :
" Hey Heinie, feel like goin' for a pint ? "
" Hey man, can I bum a smoke off ya ? "
" Lend me a coupla bucks 'til I get paid this Thursday ? "
He often has his Mona Lisa grin in images.
I agree FB - Mona Lisa probably had that grin because she had a kind of "sexual power" over old Leonardo, whereas HH had accrued power over a whole nation state.
Looking for LDO marked EK2s and items relating to U-406.....
Friendly Onkel Heini.....smiling benevolently like an old loveable duffer.....with worms in his head...lol William
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