Reichsleiter Dr. Robert Ley

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Re: Reichsleiter Dr. Robert Ley

Post by JoeW » 07 Apr 2020 04:45

Thank you Mark. I guess Hans Eisgruber was the still the bodyguard.

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Re: Reichsleiter Dr. Robert Ley

Post by Michael Miller » 07 Apr 2020 23:32

mattyboy wrote:
05 Apr 2020 11:36
Here is another photo of Ley, with Theodor Croneiss.
Note that Croneiss wears the Wehrwirtschaftsführer Abzeichen.
https://www.nsdapuniforms.com/wehrwirts ... -abzeichen
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Re: Reichsleiter Dr. Robert Ley

Post by mattyboy » 08 Apr 2020 15:25

Well done Michael, I was wondering what it was!

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Re: Reichsleiter Dr. Robert Ley

Post by Michael Miller » 08 Apr 2020 16:12

mattyboy wrote:
08 Apr 2020 15:25
Well done Michael, I was wondering what it was!
My pleasure. May I ask the source of this exceptional photo?
I believe it's the first one I've seen of Theo Croneiss in Luftwaffe uniform.

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Re: Reichsleiter Dr. Robert Ley

Post by Br. James » 09 Apr 2020 15:29

Pardon my ignorance, but the "Wehrwirtschaftsführer" Badge is new to me! Can you give a word of background about it?

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Re: Reichsleiter Dr. Robert Ley

Post by JoeW » 09 Apr 2020 16:38

Br. James wrote:
09 Apr 2020 15:29
Pardon my ignorance, but the "Wehrwirtschaftsführer" Badge is new to me! Can you give a word of background about it?

Many thanks,

Br. James
I fear you have been too engrossed in GPB research my friend. Check this out.http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/ ... p?t=884722 Also other threads are on the site.

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Re: Reichsleiter Dr. Robert Ley

Post by JoeW » 09 Apr 2020 16:46

Michael Miller wrote:
08 Apr 2020 16:12
mattyboy wrote:
08 Apr 2020 15:25
Well done Michael, I was wondering what it was!
My pleasure. May I ask the source of this exceptional photo?
I believe it's the first one I've seen of Theo Croneiss in Luftwaffe uniform.

~ Mike
Yes, usually he is seen in his SS uniform. His early air service and involvement with the air industry assured his appointment.

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Re: Reichsleiter Dr. Robert Ley

Post by mattyboy » 11 Apr 2020 20:09

Hi Mike,
I believe the photo was sold on ebay.de some months ago. But I didn't buy it, and unfortunately I don't recall the name of the seller either.

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Re: Reichsleiter Dr. Robert Ley

Post by Br. James » 19 Apr 2020 20:30

"I fear you have been too engrossed in GPB research my friend."

Hi Joe,

You're undoubtedly right, my friend!! As it turns out, Runic is a new friend, too, and he's really into these pieces. Thanks for the heads-up, of course. But as I see it now, this is still a rare piece.

With warmest Eastertide wishes,

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Re: Reichsleiter Dr. Robert Ley

Post by Gargoyl » 29 Oct 2021 22:13

I have read somewhere, perhaps in Ronald Smelser’s book, that Robert Ley had talked of having a near-death experience, either during his wartime crackups or the car crash later. I can't find anything about this in any source, and Smelser's book on Ley is the only detailed source I can find on Ley in English. I'd be grateful if anyone has any information regarding the veracity of this claim and any actual details of what Ley may have said on the subject.

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Re: Reichsleiter Dr. Robert Ley

Post by Michal78 » 18 Dec 2021 15:02

What uniform has R.Ley in this photo?
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Re: Reichsleiter Dr. Robert Ley

Post by Mark Costa » 18 Dec 2021 17:13

This is Ley's DAF Service uniform.

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Re: Reichsleiter Dr. Robert Ley

Post by Michal78 » 18 Dec 2021 17:45

Thanks, Mark.
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Re: Reichsleiter Dr. Robert Ley

Post by Helly Angel » 02 Jan 2022 06:36

Another of Robert Ley in uniform.
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Re: Reichsleiter Dr. Robert Ley

Post by Helly Angel » 02 Jan 2022 06:38

Inga and Robert Ley, behind are Martin Bormann with sun glasses and Artur Seyss-Inquiart.
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