Female Auxiliary Photographs

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Post by Heimatschuss » 06 Sep 2006 23:35

Hi,

here are two pictures of auxiliaries visiting the construction site of the U-Boat pens in La Palice (France).
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http://www.bunkermuseum-hansa.de/Bilder ... Palice.jpg
http://www.bunkermuseum-hansa.de/Bilder ... alice2.jpg

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Post by Heimatschuss » 07 Sep 2006 21:30

Hi all,

found a new excellent picture source in http://militariacollec.free.fr/ident/vi ... hp?p=20585
Does the first picture show a Kriegsmarine Stabshelferin?

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Post by Heimatschuss » 07 Sep 2006 21:42

Also from http://militariacollec.free.fr/ident/vi ... hp?p=20585
I'm afraid this thread is looking more and more like a catalogue of mail order brides.

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Post by Heimatschuss » 14 Sep 2006 11:35

Some more

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Upper picture http://www.ebay.de auction 150032271165
Middle picture http://www.ebay.de
Lower picture http://militariacollec.free.fr/ident/vi ... f0a62b4b7e

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Post by Heimatschuss » 14 Sep 2006 11:45

A couple of couples

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Upper picture http://militariacollec.free.fr/ident/vi ... f0a62b4b7e
Middle picture http://militariacollec.free.fr/ident/vi ... f0a62b4b7e
Lower picture http://www.ebay.de

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Post by Kriegehre » 14 Sep 2006 13:30

great pics!!

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Post by Heimatschuss » 27 Sep 2006 11:30

Hello again,

here are some pictures from a set recently sold on http://www.ebay.de The titles say it all. Scantily dressed ladies, a beach in the sunshine and some light tunes. Must be a Luftwaffe attempt to lure allied airmen into a trap (Operation Ulysses) with the bushes in the background full of hulking guys with big sticks.

(On a more sober note: Nice display of the Helferinnen in sports dresses and swim suits (or are that bras?). According to Seidler (p.90) the Wehrmacht auxiliaries had to obtain these items (plus underwear) by themselves so it's interesting that some of them managed to get at a Luftwaffe sports shirt. What a pitty that the seller had to blur the Luftwaffe birds due to the Ebay Gestapo.)
All pictures from Wadowitz ( Wadowice), banks of the Skawa river, Upper Silesia, May/June 1944)

Cited sources:
F.W. Seidler: Blitzmädchen. Die Geschichte der Helferinnen der deutschen Wehrmacht., Bernhard&Graefe Verlag, Coblence, 1996

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Post by Heimatschuss » 27 Sep 2006 11:35

Lot 2
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Post by AndrewW » 27 Sep 2006 13:10

I know that the Third Reich was openly opposed to German women smoking (as documented, for instance, in Robert Proctor's article "The Nazi War on Tobacco: Ideology, Evidence, and Public Health Consequences" - Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 1997). I have seen male soldiers smoking in snapshots from this period, but I have never seen female auxiliaries or nurses doing so. Perhaps this was a consequence of government opposition to the practice. Has anyone come across any such photographs?

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Post by Vikki » 28 Sep 2006 02:21

Andrew,

There are photos of Helferinnen smoking. Perhaps the most widely known is the one below. I'm not sure of the original source, but it appears in the volume of Angolia's Uniforms and Traditions of the Luftwaffe that has the section on Helfs in it.

I'd imagine that a set of regulations that forbade the wear of loud jewelry or makeup, or even shoes, purses, or gloves in other than the prescribed colors when in uniform, would have frowned on this picture....

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Post by AndrewW » 28 Sep 2006 08:33

Vikki wrote:Andrew,

There are photos of Helferinnen smoking. Perhaps the most widely known is the one below. I'm not sure of the original source, but it appears in the volume of Angolia's Uniforms and Traditions of the Luftwaffe that has the section on Helfs in it.

I'd imagine that a set of regulations that forbade the wear of loud jewelry or makeup, or even shoes, purses, or gloves in other than the prescribed colors when in uniform, would have frowned on this picture....

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I can't see the photo (maybe the link is wrong), but you have jogged my memory - I do remember seeing one photo of some Luftwaffe Helferinnen smoking. I'm guessing it must be the same one. Apart from that one, though, I haven't seen any others...

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Post by Vikki » 28 Sep 2006 14:54

Apologies, my mistake. Here it is again:
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Post by Heimatschuss » 19 Oct 2006 23:01

Hi,

some new pictures.

Upper photo
http://www.ebay.de Auction 320035047275
Did the Kriegsmarine auxiliaries really get a white summer dress? I've never seen one (or is this a shirt) and the picture gives no clue to the Kriegsmarine.

Centre photo
http://www.ebay.de Auction 220034306126
Definitely Kriegsmarine because of the dark caps.

Lower photo
http://gast.adaxas.net/documents/storie ... idaohr.htm
Flakwaffenhelferin Ida Ohr during training near Vienna in late 1944

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