Life in the Third Reich

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Post by Landser » 19 Nov 2003 19:55

Max2 wrote:

...they were misguided by evil Satanic forces. >>>

When I read this I was thinking about the Arabs/Muslims,because thats what some of them think about our glorious leadership. :D

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Post by agibaer » 20 Nov 2003 11:48

Them fotos are amazing! SO different from the b/w pictures we normally see. You don't really see the lights at night and everything looks so dark and doomed in bw

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Post by Nimrod » 21 Nov 2003 03:53

It's been a fascinating insight into how Germany looked back in the thirties. Like you and most other people, I'm only ever used to seeing b/w photos or film footage of the war. It's nice to see the little things of the Third Reich, for example, houses and other buildings, what the streets looked like at night, seeing people walk or drive in their cars on the way to work etc. It's important for historians to see the whole picture and see how people lived back then.

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Post by Fallschirmjager » 22 Nov 2003 09:45

Dunkirchen: Nice photo of the pretty German girl. You know any more sites that have photos of old Germany?

Rob Hurst: Thanks for sharing those priceless pics. It takes one back to that time, a time so shrouded by controversy that it has taken the aura of myth. Those colored photos bring the viewer to the reality that such times did exist. Its also very nostalgic in its depiction of people & places then.

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Post by Robert Hurst » 25 Nov 2003 13:18

Hi

Some more pics taken from Germany at War, by George Forty.

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Post by Robert Hurst » 25 Nov 2003 13:39

Hi

Some more pics taken from Germany at War, by George Forty.

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Post by Robert Hurst » 25 Nov 2003 13:52

Hi

Some more pics from Germany at War, by George Forty.

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Post by Robert Hurst » 25 Nov 2003 14:02

Hi

Some more pics from Germany at War, by George Forty.

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Post by Fallschirmjager » 29 Nov 2003 10:14

Thanks Rob. If you have any more pics to post, then please feel free to do so, I'd love to see more. I also appreciate your going out of your way to provide fine commentary to the pics.

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Post by Nimrod » 30 Nov 2003 03:29

Once again Rob, amazing pictures, thanks. I've never seen any of them before, and seeing them in colour gives me a cold chill. It's also interesting to note the picture of the boy and mother with the large map of Europe in the background. Obviously some Germans were quite keen to have their country on display in a room of the house.

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Post by waffen » 16 Dec 2003 08:28

:D great photos :P

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Post by EER » 16 Dec 2003 19:58

Those photos of Berlin by night have a real ambiance. The Third Reich knew the power of beauty and grandeur on a massive, mythic scale.

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Post by 1812 » 10 Jan 2004 07:30

My grandfather was born in Berlin in 1927. He was young during the years of the third reich but he says that it was'nt bad for the average person.

I beleive that this was true as long as they were not Jewish or plotting against the government or were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

It was a police state how good could it have been!

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Post by Dan H » 10 Jan 2004 08:02

Robert Hurst wrote:The sombre funeral of Adolf Wagner, Gauleiter of Upper Bavaria, who died in April 1944. Funerals such as these were designed to impress and inspire those left behind.


[Jaw hits floor]Wow. That is one massively impressive funeral. The color makes it all the more vivid. Thanks for posting it!

/daniel

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Post by Witch-King of Angmar » 12 Jan 2004 02:47

Rob - WSSOB wrote:c) Your posts appear to have a condescending "I-was-there-thus-I’m-an-expert-on what-it-was-like" tone to them. With all due respect to your personal experiences, I’ll be happy to read them and take them at face value but they won’t compel me to throw out my books on the Third Reich.


Eyewitnesses are to be slightly disregarded - as long as they don't compel to the rules :D

Rob - WSSOB wrote:I’ll read Landser but keep my Shirer, so to speak.


Shirer's attitude towards the Reich and specifically towards Hitler as a person was not exactly a sample of objectivity.

~The Witch-King of Angmar

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