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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:36 pm    Post subject: Germany; with sense of humour Reply with quote

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7731535/German-army-hails-photo-Nazi-era-military-uniform-retro.html

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Fury as German army's Instagram account shares a photo a Nazi-era military uniform with a caption hailing it as 'retro'

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It could be worse. It could be the Russians with a Red Army commie uniform. Maybe one worn by a political commissar.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know, the Nazi officer's uniform actually looked pretty good. In this photo, they've omitted the swastika.

Of course, there is one officer's uniform that is superior.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hugo Boss designed the Nazi uniforms, that's why they looked nice.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasn't it the case that the German Army never really saw themselves as aligned with the Nazi Party and hence the reason SS came into existence?

The point being the German Army isn't viewing the past as their bearing and thus it was okay to share the uniform.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
Wasn't it the case that the German Army never really saw themselves as aligned with the Nazi Party and hence the reason SS came into existence?

The point being the German Army isn't viewing the past as their bearing and thus it was okay to share the uniform.


Not all Germans were Nazis, and many soldiers were definitely not part of the Nazi party.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Muso wrote:
Hugo Boss designed the Nazi uniforms, that's why they looked nice.


Thought you were kidding til I found out you weren't. It's too bad they were the bad guys because, damn, they had style.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Muso wrote:
notageek wrote:
Wasn't it the case that the German Army never really saw themselves as aligned with the Nazi Party and hence the reason SS came into existence?

The point being the German Army isn't viewing the past as their bearing and thus it was okay to share the uniform.


Not all Germans were Nazis, and many soldiers were definitely not part of the Nazi party.


What's next? Not all Confederate soldiers were slave owners?

Sorry, just, had too ...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

flysideways wrote:
Muso wrote:
notageek wrote:
Wasn't it the case that the German Army never really saw themselves as aligned with the Nazi Party and hence the reason SS came into existence?

The point being the German Army isn't viewing the past as their bearing and thus it was okay to share the uniform.


Not all Germans were Nazis, and many soldiers were definitely not part of the Nazi party.


What's next? Not all Confederate soldiers were slave owners?

Sorry, just, had too ...

Or you are gonna say some Confederates were free Black Men.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

flysideways wrote:
Muso wrote:
notageek wrote:
Wasn't it the case that the German Army never really saw themselves as aligned with the Nazi Party and hence the reason SS came into existence?

The point being the German Army isn't viewing the past as their bearing and thus it was okay to share the uniform.


Not all Germans were Nazis, and many soldiers were definitely not part of the Nazi party.


What's next? Not all Confederate soldiers were slave owners?

Sorry, just, had too ...


Weren't they?
No wonder they lost.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

o'bogamol wrote:
Muso wrote:
Hugo Boss designed the Nazi uniforms, that's why they looked nice.


Thought you were kidding til I found out you weren't. It's too bad they were the bad guys because, damn, they had style.


Agreed.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Muso wrote:
o'bogamol wrote:
Muso wrote:
Hugo Boss designed the Nazi uniforms, that's why they looked nice.


Thought you were kidding til I found out you weren't. It's too bad they were the bad guys because, damn, they had style.


Agreed.
Add the self-inflicted facial "sword fight" scars, and simply irresistable. I wonder if we'll be seeing any of that come back into style, considering 2019 man and whatnot.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
Wasn't it the case that the German Army never really saw themselves as aligned with the Nazi Party and hence the reason SS came into existence?

The SS (=Schutzstaffel, engl. protection squadron) started off as a lifeguard for high-ranking NSDAP officials. From '33 onwards in transformed into the kind-of para-military parallel police-force tasked with maintaining order (putting ordinary police officers against WWI-seasoned red guards with military grade equipment is just not a good outlook) running unofficial prisons (and eventually the concentration- and death-camps) for political enemies and the like. By '39 the SS was big enough that they could just label the former police force Waffen-SS, which was essentially a second army, parallel to the Wehrmacht.

Muso wrote:
Not all Germans were Nazis, and many soldiers were definitely not part of the Nazi party.

Depends on your definition of 'Nazi', but IIRC around 10% were card-carrying members of the NSDAP.
Oh and for the record, they were pretty picky about who got to join the cool-kids club - just in case you ever run into a liberal intellectual that somehow found his name in the registers.
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