How was Hitler's birthday celebrated by the troops?

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Re: How was Hitler's birthday celebrated by the troops?

Post by tigre » 11 May 2020 20:21

Hello to all :D; a little more..................................

AH 47th Birthday: the Parade of Germany 's Armed Forces 1936.

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Re: How was Hitler's birthday celebrated by the troops?

Post by tigre » 09 Feb 2021 18:14

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Airfield at Staaken 1935!

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Re: How was Hitler's birthday celebrated by the troops?

Post by Sid Guttridge » 09 Feb 2021 19:07

Hi Guys,

I can see how Hitler and his chums celebrated his birthday - apparently by standing round looking pleased with themselves while watching chorus lines of soldiers goose-stepping and observing formation driving displays.

However, what about the troops? Did they get a special meal? Extra leave? A pay bonus? Alcohol?

How did the troops actually celebrate Hitler's birthday, if at all?

Cheers,

Sid

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Re: How was Hitler's birthday celebrated by the troops?

Post by tigre » 09 Feb 2021 22:21

Hello Sid :D; Like any soldier on these occasions ..... wasting a lot of time, Parade, with a dose of luck, some short leave and the alcohol and the girls run on your own :wink:. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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