Hermann Müller-John & Musikkorps der Leibstandarte-SS "Adolf Hitler"

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Hitler's 46th birthday (1935)

Post by Ivan Ž. » 08 Aug 2020 21:17

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From https://www.bild.bundesarchiv.de/
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Berlin. Musikzug der SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler beim Spiel anlässlich des Geburtstages von Adolf Hitler im Garten des alten Reichskanzlei, im Hintergrund am Gebäude stehend Mitte Adolf Hitler, links Sepp Dietrich. (20.04.1935)
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A short video with the band playing "Badenweiler-Marsch":

A photo from the parade, from https://www.sz-photo.de/ (note that the archive misidentified the year as 1937 and 1939)
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Parade der SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, [1̶9̶3̶7̶] 1935. Vorbeimarsch der SS Leibstandarte 'Adolf Hitler' an Adolf Hitler in der Wilhelmstraße vor der Reichskanzlei in Berlin.
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Hitler's 47th birthday (1936)

Post by Ivan Ž. » 08 Aug 2020 21:23

From Daily Sketch, 21.04.1936, p. 1
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Geburtstag von Adolf Hitler. Vorbeimarsch der SS vor der Reichskanzlei. Am Balkon: Adolf Hitler. (20.4.1936)
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Hitler's 48th birthday (1937)

Post by Ivan Ž. » 08 Aug 2020 21:26

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Adolf Hitler nach Ständchen durch den Musikzug der Leibstandarte "Adolf Hitler", Hof der Reichskanzlei, Berlin, Ende 1930er Jahre.

The same moment was also filmed and can be seen here: Berlin - Hitler's 48th Birthday (1937)
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Hitler's 49th birthday (1938)

Post by Ivan Ž. » 08 Aug 2020 21:29

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III. Reich - Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler 1938. Das Motiv aus der nationalsozialistischen Propaganda zeigt den Vorbeimarsch der Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler vor Adolf Hitler (rechts am Gitter im Wagen stehend) vor der Alten Reichskanzlei in Berlin am 30.01.1938. Die nationalsozialistische Berichterstattung schreibt auf der Rückseite des Bildes: "Der 5. Jahrestag der nationalsozialistischen Erhebung. Vorbeimarsch der Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler vor dem Führer (vor dem Gitter im Wagen stehend)."
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Hitler's 50th birthday (1939)

Post by Ivan Ž. » 08 Aug 2020 21:34

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The military band of the bodyguard regiment 'Adolf Hitler' serenading in the garden of the old Reichskanzlei at the event of Hitler's birthday. Photographer: Heinz Fremke. Published by: 'Berliner Volkszeitung' 20.04.1939.

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Adolf Hitler, Geburtstag 1939. 50. Geburtstag von Adolf Hitler am 20. April 1939. Geburtstagsständchen des Musikzuges der 'Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler' im Garten der alten Reichsk​anzlei in Berlin. Links neben Hitler der SS-Gruppenführer Sepp Dietrich, Kommandeur der Leibstandarte, dahinter SS-Gruppenführer Karl Wolff.

From Das interessante Blatt, 27.04.1939, p. 3
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...from 'Handbuch für die Singleiter der Wehrmacht' (printed approx 1940)...
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Geburtstag Hitlers 20. April 1939. Fotograf: Heinrich Hoffmann; Berlin; Geburtstag Hitlers 20. April 1939; Gruppenbild (Musikzug d. SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler; im Hintergrund Kinder m. Hakenkreuzfähnchen an d. Fenstern e. Gebäudes).
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Re: Hermann Müller-John & Musikkorps der Leibstandarte-SS "Adolf Hitler"

Post by Ivan Ž. » 11 Aug 2020 14:41

Note that the LSSAH changed its Schellenbaum banner at some point (1938/1939), as can be seen in the photos from Hitler's 50th birthday.

The earlier and better known banner was inscribed "Adolf Hitler-Standarte", which was later changed to "Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler" (as far as I can tell). The eagle was also updated to a newer (SS) design. Attached below are examples from March 1938 and April 1939.
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Re: Hermann Müller-John & Musikkorps der Leibstandarte-SS "Adolf Hitler"

Post by Ivan Ž. » 20 Aug 2020 15:28

Hermann Müller-John (notice his medals on full display) conducts his band at the Luitpoldarena in Nuremberg, while Lutze, Hitler and Himmler honour their fallen Nazi comrades with a salute, Reichsparteitag 1937. On these occasions, a funeral march was played. In "Triumph des Willens" (1934), for example, played during this scene was Hanfstaengl's "Jugend trauert" (however, since the soundtracks were recorded afterwards, in studio, one can't really be sure that it was that piece that was actually played there and on these occasions generally).

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Germany, Third Reich - Nuremberg Rally 1937. Parade of the 'NS Combat Units' at the rally ground; SA chief of staff Victor Lutze, Adolf Hitler, and the head of the SS, Heinrich Himmler (from the left), commemorating those who fell for the (Nazi) movement; in the foreground: a music corps of the SS.
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Re: Hermann Müller-John & Musikkorps der Leibstandarte-SS "Adolf Hitler"

Post by Ivan Ž. » 20 Aug 2020 15:46

Dressed in tank uniform (and having lost quite a bit of weight), SS-Stubaf. Müller-John greets the audience at an unknown wartime concert.
(Note: LSSAH became an armoured/tank division in October 1943.)

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Concert des Musikkorps der Leibstandarte SS [Adolf] Hitler.
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Re: Hermann Müller-John & Musikkorps der Leibstandarte-SS "Adolf Hitler"

Post by Tretyak » 22 Aug 2020 14:55

Tretyak wrote:
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Press announcement & report on the concert in Mannheim, 13 March 1943

From Hakenkreuzbanner, 11.03.1943, p. 4
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From Hakenkreuzbanner, 15.03.1943, p. 3
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Remembering my previous post on the topic and other concert announcements, it seems to me that in the first half of March they have been doing a concert tour in Southwest Germany. Here are reports on two more KdF concerts of the LSSAH band which took place in March 1943.

Press announcement & report on the concert in Strasbourg, 10 March 1943

From Straßburger neueste Nachrichten, 09.03.1943, p. 6
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From Straßburger neueste Nachrichten, 12.03.1943, p. 6
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Press announcements & reports on the concert in Karlsruhe, 12 March 1943

From Der Führer, 28.02.1943, p. 4
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From Der Führer, 07.03.1943, p. 6
Der Führer 1943-03-07 S-6.jpg
From Badische Presse, 13./14.03.1943, p. 6
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From Der Führer, 14.03.1943, p. 4
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Re: Hermann Müller-John & Musikkorps der Leibstandarte-SS "Adolf Hitler"

Post by Ivan Ž. » 27 Aug 2020 22:52

Hello, Egor, and thanks for sharing (sorry for the late response; I've completed your posts with a couple more reports in the meantime ;) ).

You're right, it was obviously a concert tour (in Baden).

Here's a report on another concert, in Pforzheim, 7 March 1943.

From Pforzheimer Anzeiger, 08.03.1943, p. 3
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Re: Hermann Müller-John & Musikkorps der Leibstandarte-SS "Adolf Hitler"

Post by Ivan Ž. » 27 Aug 2020 22:57

And after the concert in Mannheim (13 March), there was also a concert in Heidelberg, but I'm not sure when exactly.

An announcement for the concert, from Badische Presse, 13./14.03.1943, p. 5
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Re: Hermann Müller-John & Musikkorps der Leibstandarte-SS "Adolf Hitler"

Post by Tretyak » 28 Aug 2020 10:11

Thanks, Ivan!

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Re: Hermann Müller-John & Musikkorps der Leibstandarte-SS "Adolf Hitler"

Post by phillip burke » 28 Aug 2020 19:40

Hello all,quick question,is there still a Schellenbaum banner of the Leibstandarte still in existance,and if so does anyone have any photos

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Re: Hermann Müller-John & Musikkorps der Leibstandarte-SS "Adolf Hitler"

Post by Ivan Ž. » 18 Nov 2020 22:40

(No info on the fate of the band's Schellenbaum banner.)

Back to the band images:

From https://www.bpk-bildagentur.de/
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Verabschiedung d. SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler 26. April 1938; Heldenplatz; Gruppenbild (Angehörige d. SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler; Musikzug; Freiluftkonzert; Menschenmenge; m. Kinderwagen; Fahrrädern). Aufnahmedatum: 26. April 1938. Aufnahmeort: Wien.
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Verabschiedung d. SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler 26. April 1938; Heldenplatz; Gruppenbild (Angehörige d. SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler; Musikzug; Freiluftkonzert; Menschenmenge; vor d. Hofburg). Aufnahmedatum: 26. April 1938. Aufnahmeort: Wien.
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Verabschiedung d. SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler 26. April 1938; Heldenplatz; Gruppenbild (Angehörige d. SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler; Musikzug; Freiluftkonzert; Menschenmenge; vor d. Hofburg; m.Hoheitszeichen). Aufnahmedatum: 26. April 1938. Aufnahmeort: Wien.
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Re: Hermann Müller-John & Musikkorps der Leibstandarte-SS "Adolf Hitler"

Post by Ivan Ž. » 18 Nov 2020 22:49

From https://www.ullsteinbild.de/
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Concert by the music corps of the 'SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler' under conductor Hermann Müller-John - 1936. Photographer: Curt Ullmann.
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