LSSAH Standard

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LSSAH Standard

Post by harry palmer » 27 May 2002 10:43

What became of the Leibstandarte's standard after the war? I think I remember newsreel footage of it being ceremoniously dumped into a pile of other German military standards by Russian soldiers at a victory parade in Moscow.

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Post by Marcus » 27 May 2002 17:50

It can be found at the Museum of the Armed Forces of Russia in Moscow.

See http://www.rusfront1.narod.ru/kist/index.htm for some images.

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Post by Starinov » 27 May 2002 18:59

Is it the entire standard (cloth and wooden staff)? I heard that the cloth was lost even before the Victory parade of June 24th 1945.

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Post by Birgitte Heuschkel » 29 May 2002 10:35

[quote="Marcus Wendel"]See http://www.rusfront1.narod.ru/kist/index.htm for some images./quote]

Hmmm, the text on this page says that this standard was Adolf Hitler's personal standard. Is the page wrong?

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Post by Polynike » 29 May 2002 15:12

i do recall having read somewhere that the pennant attached to lssah standard was removed/lost before the soviets captured it as a prize

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Post by Marcus » 29 May 2002 16:18

Birgitte Heuschkel wrote:Hmmm, the text on this page says that this standard was Adolf Hitler's personal standard. Is the page wrong?


Yes, he is mixing up the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler, with Adolf himself.

Standarte der Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler
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Standarte des Führers und Reichskanzlers, Adolf Hitler
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(from http://flagspot.net/flags/index.html )

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Post by rlh » 31 May 2002 03:04

The LSSAH Standard was brought to the US during 2000 for a travelling exhibit entitled ""WWII Through Russian Eyes." The original standard was reattached to the staff during the tour.

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Post by Birgitte Heuschkel » 31 May 2002 10:15

rlh wrote:The LSSAH Standard was brought to the US during 2000 for a travelling exhibit entitled ""WWII Through Russian Eyes." The original standard was reattached to the staff during the tour.


Please tell me someone has a photograph of that. Pleaseplease.

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Post by rlh » 31 May 2002 13:42

The touring dates were in 1999 not 2000 (sorry). I could not find any pictures and the web site: http://www.wwiithroughrussianeyes.com is no longer active. A search turned up these sites with references to the events:

http://www.mcbride-co.com/museums/ww2.html
http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jun1999 ... 06235.html
http://www1.sddt.com/files/library/1999/05/27/tca.html

The first link was to a company which apparently was involved in the logistics. They may be a source for further info.

Rick

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Post by Polynike » 31 May 2002 21:52

Where was the original pennant then? where had it been? can someone clarify this pls

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