Female Auxiliary Photographs

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Post by Heimatschuss » 03 Aug 2006 12:58

Let's change over to the Luftwaffe.
The first two pictures are from http://www.sammlermarkt-nord.net/index.html
The last one is from http://cgi.ebay.de/Portrait-Luftwaffenh ... otohosting
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Post by Heimatschuss » 03 Aug 2006 13:06

Pictures from the Heer. All from http://www.sammlermarkt-nord.net/index.html
Are the last two the same girl? The photo paper and the hair style change but they have a striking facial similarity.
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Post by Heimatschuss » 03 Aug 2006 13:09

Two more from the Heer that come from the same source as those above.
The last one is from http://www.geocities.com/jugendzeit_ostpr/kittel.html

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Post by Heimatschuss » 03 Aug 2006 13:54

Hello,

we had nothing on the police auxiliaries (Polizei Helferinnen) so far. Go to this site http://www.germanpolice.org/organisatio ... lferin.htm and select in the leftmost column 'Organisation' the section 'Women'. Gives you a fine picture and if you select the subsections 'Nachrichtenhelferin' and 'Feuerwehr & Luftschutz' you'll find more stuff.

A photo with Marinehelferinnen can be found on this site (10th from top): http://www.btinternet.com/~gordonwilliamson/men.htm

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Post by Heimatschuss » 03 Aug 2006 22:50

Hello all,

Annelie, you wrote:
I believe that the last photo you posted Torsten I believe is also in the book "Biltz Mädchen" by Franz W. Seidler ..............
I've looked it up in the Seidler book. This particular photo is not there but it presumably belongs to the same series of shots. The style of the photos and the surroundings of the battery are quite similar.

Fraulein Valkyrie, your wrote:
They are, but not men's M44s. Notice how the jackets button: right over left, rather than left over right. Although I can't see the details well from the photo, the trousers are probably also specifically female, cut differently than men's to fit a female body and issued to Helferinnen.
Is there a good book on female uniforms? I only have Angolia's book on male Luftwaffe uniforms.

Fräulein, you wrote:
This image appears to have part of a double exposure on it. If you look to the right of the photo, where the fence is. It appears to be part of the reichskriegflagge.
Indeed, I didn't notice that until now. Good explanation.

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Post by Vikki » 05 Aug 2006 17:01

Heimatschuss wrote: Fraulein Valkyrie, your wrote:
They are, but not men's M44s. Notice how the jackets button: right over left, rather than left over right. Although I can't see the details well from the photo, the trousers are probably also specifically female, cut differently than men's to fit a female body and issued to Helferinnen.
Is there a good book on female uniforms? I only have Angolia's book on male Luftwaffe uniforms.
Torsten,

The sections on female uniforms in Angolia's books are still some of the best basic information, in my opinion. There is also the Osprey/Men-at-Arms book by Gordon Williamson, World War II German Women's Auxiliary Services. Look also at the sticky at the top of this section for other books, like Seidler's Blitzmädchen.

All of these sources, though, while a good start, are pretty basic. The best source is to look at pictures, documents, etc., which is what you seem to have been doing!

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Post by Heimatschuss » 07 Aug 2006 15:22

Hello

thank you Fraulein Valkyrie. Here's another one with Feuerwehrhelferinnen (fire brigade auxiliaries) from November 1944.

Source: http://www.ullsteinbild.de

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Post by Heimatschuss » 23 Aug 2006 17:59

This is interesting. Captured female auxiliaries, two of them in male uniforms.
Source: http://www.corbis.com

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Edgar's wife

Post by pzrwest » 01 Sep 2006 03:12

Here is the one and only pic I have of my good friend Edgar's wife while in the Arbeitsdienst she later became an officer in charg of a search light. She is still alive today as is Edgar she isn't well though.
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Post by Heimatschuss » 04 Sep 2006 16:23

Hi,

found some others. All from http://www.ebay.de

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Post by Heimatschuss » 04 Sep 2006 23:49

A few more

Sources:
Flakhelferinnen 1: http://www.corbis.com

Flakhelferinnen 2: Chr. Zentner/F. Bedürftig (Ed.). Des große Lexikon des Zweiten Weltkriegs., Südwest Verlag, Munich, 1988

Helferinnen summer dress: P Carrell/G. Böddeker. Die Gefangenen. Ullstein Verlag, Berlin, 1980

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Post by Heimatschuss » 06 Sep 2006 21:15

Hi,

I found an interesting web site about the Heeresschule für Nachrichtenhelferinnen (Army School for Signal Auxiliaries) so here are some teasers.

Sources:
http://www.bunkermuseum-hansa.de/Bilder ... aserne.jpg
http://www.bunkermuseum-hansa.de/Bilder ... treten.jpg
http://www.bunkermuseum-hansa.de/Bilder ... incken.jpg

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Post by Heimatschuss » 06 Sep 2006 21:48

Hello,

some more from the HSNH in Gießen.
Sources:
http://www.bunkermuseum-hansa.de/Bilder ... ildung.jpg
http://www.bunkermuseum-hansa.de/Bilder ... ildung.jpg
http://www.bunkermuseum-hansa.de/Bilder ... ildung.jpg
BTW, the last picture has such carefully arranged lighting that it looks more like a movie still than a real photo from a communications school.

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Post by Heimatschuss » 06 Sep 2006 23:08

Hi,

more stuff from the Heeresschule für Nachrichtenhelferinnen. In the uppermost picture the girl in the front row on the extreme right has two patches on her upper sleeve. Does anybody have an idea what this might indicate?

Sources:
http://www.bunkermuseum-hansa.de/Bilder ... gruppe.jpg
http://www.bunkermuseum-hansa.de/Bilder ... lferin.jpg
http://www.bunkermuseum-hansa.de/Bilder/NH%20Ellen.jpg

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