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Himmler photo - unusual

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Postby ihoyos on 15 Sep 2006 14:35

First question: ? was Himmler left or right handed? ( 2 diff photos shooting left and right hand)
second question.
?Whats mean infamous? related to Gudrum,
is she guilty ?
what were her crimes?
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Postby Der Henker on 23 Oct 2006 10:48

There's a picture of him using a pen with his right hand so he must have been right handed but shoots with the left hand or he must have been ambidextrose (Did I get the spelling right?).
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Postby LEVE on 23 Oct 2006 15:13

It is not uncommon, as example, to write with the right hand and shoot with the left, or vice versa. If the shooter has one weak eye the shooter will hold the weapon to favor the stronger - dominant eye in order to better aim the weapon.
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Postby Napoleon Bonaparte on 24 Oct 2006 04:16

That's right. I myself write with my right hand and fire a gun with my left.
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Postby Helly Angel on 24 Oct 2006 12:48

I write with the right and when I practice shooting I use boths hands, this is not strange is practice
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Unusual Himmler Photos

Postby Lebensbornagain on 26 Oct 2006 03:08

I have to agree that the photos ARE unusual because I don't believe most of us have seen them before. I do have a VERY unusual photo of him in my private collection that shows him skateboarding, with his hat on sideways. I won't post it because I feel it's too sexy. The thoughtful individual who used vulgar language calling him an "a__hole" probably landed on this forum by mistake and would most likely feel more comfortable on the Red Front forum. You can't say I don't have feelings. While few would doubt the other fellow who reminded us about the horrible things that happened under him, the Reichsführer undoubtedly would have suggested he'd do well to join a monastery.
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Postby Lebensbornagain on 20 Nov 2006 18:19

I feel that this is an unusual photo, in that it includes, not only Himmler's daughter, but also Karl Maria Willigut, the Totenkopfring designer. Seems that photos of him are scarce.
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photo source

Postby Matt Gibbs on 20 Nov 2006 22:08

Could you advise me of the photo source, thats a nice pic
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Postby Lebensbornagain on 20 Nov 2006 22:14

The photo was given to me by Don Boyle. Here is another from the same gathering.
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Postby Boby on 20 Nov 2006 22:42

excellent pics. Thanks for posting
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Postby Matt Gibbs on 20 Nov 2006 23:25

Thats super, Don is a great guy, I wondered about the Willigut and Honor ring side of things ;)
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Postby StephanieSklar on 24 Nov 2006 13:08

Wow great pics!
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Superb Pics

Postby Hanfstengel on 26 Nov 2006 19:13

Great Pics, Most new 2 Me.
HH was right-handed :-) All of the pics showing him writting or signing sommit are with him using the Right hand.
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Postby zeonchar on 26 Nov 2006 19:50

Wow, these photos are great! Thanks for sharing them!
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Postby zeonchar on 26 Nov 2006 19:55

ihoyos wrote:First question: ? was Himmler left or right handed? ( 2 diff photos shooting left and right hand)
second question.
?Whats mean infamous? related to Gudrum,
is she guilty ?
what were her crimes?


I think it's possible that he was doing marksmanship with both hands to become proficient. I am Military Police and the pose he is using is very common when on the range, and yes, we have to shoot with both hands! So it is probably not so unusual.
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