Musikzug der SA-Standarte "Feldherrnhalle"

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Re: Musikzug der SA-Standarte "Feldherrnhalle"

Post by Ivan Ž. » 12 Aug 2020 12:48

Berlin, June 1938

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Italienische Studentenabordnung in Berlin, 1938. Die unter Leitung des italienischen Studentenführers Dr. Messasoma stehende italienische Studentenabordnung (Gruppo Universitario Fascista), die an de​r Studententagung in Heidelberg teilgenommen hatte und einige Tage in Berlin verbracht hat, während des Abschiedsständchens der Kapelle der Standarte ​"Feldherrnhalle" auf dem Anhalter Bahnhof. Links der italienische Generalkonsul Dr. Rinzetti, rechts Dr. Mezzasoma.
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Re: Musikzug der SA-Standarte "Feldherrnhalle"

Post by Ivan Ž. » 12 Aug 2020 12:53

Berlin, November 1942

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II. WK - SA-Standarte "Feldherrnhalle" 1942. Das Motiv aus der nationalsozialistischen Propaganda zeigt Angehörige der SA-Standarte "Feldherrnhalle" beim Marsch auf der Straße Unter den Linden in Berlin, aufgenommen im November 1942. Die nationalsozialistische Berichterstattung schreibt am 08.11.1942 auf der Rückseite des Bildes: "Marsch der SA-Standarte 'Feldherrnhalle' durch Berlin. Anlässlich des 9. November fanden im ganzen Reich in diesem Jahr bereits am Sonntag feierliche Totenehrungen für die Gefallenen der Bewegung und des Krieges statt. In Berlin marschierte die SA-Standarte 'Feldherrnhalle' über die Linden zum Grabe Horst Wessels, wo eine feierliche Kranzniederlegung stattfand. - Unser Bild zeigt die SA-Standarte 'Feldherrnhalle' beim Marsch über die Linden."
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Re: Musikzug der SA-Standarte "Feldherrnhalle"

Post by Ivan Ž. » 12 Aug 2020 12:59

Vienna, July (?) 1943

The cover of Wiener Illustrierte dated 4 August 1943 (the band is seen on the right)
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Re: Musikzug der SA-Standarte "Feldherrnhalle"

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Prague, 14 August 1943

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SA Standarte "Feldherrnhalle", propagační pochod.
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SA Standarte "Feldherrnhalle", koncert, Valdštejnská zahrada.
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Re: Musikzug der SA-Standarte "Feldherrnhalle"

Post by Ivan Ž. » 12 Aug 2020 14:13

Dresden, date unknown

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II. WK - SA-Standarte "Feldherrnhalle". Das Motiv aus der nationalsozialistischen Propaganda zeigt Angehörige der SA-Standarte "Feldherrnhalle" beim Marsch auf dem Pirnaischen Platz in Dresden. Aufnahmedatum unbekannt.
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III. Reich - SA-Standarte "Feldherrnhalle" 1930er Jahre. Das Motiv aus der nationalsozialistischen Propaganda zeigt Angehörige der SA-Standarte "Feldherrnhalle" (bis 1936 Wachstandarte "Stabschef") bei einem Aufmarsch in Dresden, aufgenommen in den 1930er Jahren (1934-1939).
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Re: Musikzug der SA-Standarte "Feldherrnhalle"

Post by Ivan Ž. » 19 Aug 2020 00:44

Notice that the band either changed its Schellenbaum banner three times or the Standarte had more than one band - which is quite possible, since it consisted of 10 battalions, stationed in different parts of Germany, Poland and Czechoslovakia. I haven't found info on any battalion bands so far, but some (unposted) photos do suggest that the battalions, or at least some of them, had their own Spielmannszüge.

The first banner is seen in the photos from 1937-1939 (Berlin, Vienna), the second in the 1942 photo (Berlin) and the third is seen in the 1943 photos from Prague, in the undated photos from Dresden and in the one from Thomas' collection (date/location unknown).
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Re: Musikzug der SA-Standarte "Feldherrnhalle"

Post by Maikowski » 22 Aug 2020 19:04

Another nice video (again with no sound, unfortunately) showing several bands (SA, RAD, early Luftwaffe) playing on the occasion of Göring's birthday. It might well have been taken on the same day as the video that I posted earlier and that showed both the SZ and the MZ of SA-Standarte "Feldherrnhalle" playing in front of HG. It is quite unlikely that the SA musicians that can be seen at the beginning belonged to the "Feldherrnhalle" Standarte. They do not wear the typical gorget and their Schellenbaum is very different.



In the second half of the video however, there is no doubt that it is men of SA-Standarte "Feldherrnhalle". Most interesting is a very nice close-up view of the Schellenbaum banner at 01:14. The event being dated January 1937, it is consistent with the "type 1" banner shown by Ivan that could have been in use at that time.
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The first banner is seen in the photos from 1937-1939 (Berlin, Vienna), the second in the 1942 photo (Berlin) and the third is seen in the 1943 photos from Prague, in the undated photos from Dresden and in the one from Thomas' collection (date/location unknown).
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Re: Musikzug der SA-Standarte "Feldherrnhalle"

Post by Ivan Ž. » 24 Aug 2020 17:17

Thanks for posting, Maiko. Now we can see the banner clearly.
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The letter "W" below the eagle stands for "Wach-" (Wach-Standarte, Wach-Regiment, Wach-Bataillon), meaning "guard" (this SA-Standarte was indeed a Wachstandarte, i.e. guard regiment).

Remember Tumforde's 1936 Grammophon records with political songs ("Der Führer ruft" and others)? There's the same letter appearing on some of the record labels, indicating the choir's unit: "Sturmbann I/W" - which means "I. Sturmbann der Wachstandarte" (at the time, July 1936, the Wachstandarte was called "Stabschef"; it was renamed "Feldherrnhalle" a couple of months later).
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Note that this Sturmbann (battalion) was actually stationed in Gütergotz (in 1937 renamed Güterfelde), not Jüterbog (it's a mistake).
Correct credits, from a Grammophon catalog:
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Here's also an example of regimental band credits on a Grammophon record label (1937), after the renaming of the unit to "Feldherrnhalle".
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(Notice the wrong spelling with an extra "t": Wachtstandarte.)

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Re: Musikzug der SA-Standarte "Feldherrnhalle"

Post by Ivan Ž. » 31 Aug 2020 14:18

From https://www.ansichtskartenversand.com/
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Re: Musikzug der SA-Standarte "Feldherrnhalle"

Post by Ivan Ž. » 31 Aug 2020 14:19

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Nuremberg Rally / NS sport competition / SA, SS. 9th NSDAP party rally, “Parteitag der Arbeit” (Rally of Work), Nuremberg 7th to 13th September 1937. NS tournament in the stadium in Nuremberg, 9th September. SS and SA formations reporting during the award ceremony.
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Re: Musikzug der SA-Standarte "Feldherrnhalle"

Post by Ivan Ž. » 31 Aug 2020 14:19

A band photo published in an announcement-report for an upcoming SA tournament in Karlsruhe, July 1938.

From Badische Presse, 01.07.1938, p. 11
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Re: Musikzug der SA-Standarte "Feldherrnhalle"

Post by Ivan Ž. » 12 Oct 2020 00:59

A rare photo of the SA-Standarte "Feldherrnhalle" band marching in Luftwaffe uniforms (carrying their SA Schellenbaum) before Hermann Göring in Freudenthal (Bruntál), Sudetenland, October 1938.

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Vorbeimarsch der Luftwaffe vor Hermann Göring, 1938. Szene eines Vorbeimarsches einer Einheit der Luftwaffe vor Generalfeldmarschall Hermann Göring in Freudenthal (Bruntál) im besetzten Sudetenland am 8.​10.1938.
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