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 Super German Album from RAD Days and Progressing to the Man’s Naval Service (Item ALBUMS 4-1)

DESCRIPTION:  This album is a bit strange, but wonderful. First, the owner was in the Reich’s Labor Service (RAD) and then he graduated to the Kriegsmarine (navy), but the album cover that is in beautiful condition is for the Luftwaffe (air force). It bears the Luftwaffe eagle beautifully embossed in silver with the words Erinnerungen an meine Dienstzeit” also embossed in silver. Inside there is a handwritten dedication that may explain the Luftwaffe cover. Anyway, the inscription on the front cover reads (translated): “In memory of my service time.” The first dramatic-looking picture identifies the former owner who was 19 years old at the time when he was an Arbeitsmann (labor soldier), as Hermann. On the next two pages he shows pictures of his superior officers in 1939, and he is seen with his Zug (group) and his section leader, Kaufmann. On the next page 15 it is noted that the picture is missing. This is the only one missing of 134 taken when our Hermann was in the RAD and the other half when he entered the naval service in 1939 or 1940. I would have to say that 90 percent of the pictures show uniformed servicemen with images of camp life in lots of pictures of ceremonies involving his comrades, training-ship exercises, etc. This is definitely one of the better albums we have ever encountered. The personal touch expressed in these pictures is wonderful!

PRICE: $350.00

 

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Candid image of Hitler at a launching

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Another candid photo of the Führer and Dr. Goebbels on board the launched ship

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A parade in Kiel

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Senior Ladies' Auxiliary

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Great SA Marine Album (Item ALBUMS 4-2; SA 14-26)

DESCRIPTION: Here is one of the 10 nicest albums we have ever had. It is in mint shape and is covered in a soft brown or tan linen cover. Unfortunately the tie strings are missing that hold it all together but quite easily replaced. It is anything but the normal German WWII-era album. It is chock full of beautiful and RARE photos. It would take more time than we have to describe all the pictures to you, but at least we will tell you about some of the most important ones. The album opens with a 5x7 picture of two very-high-ranking SA officials who are seen walking the height over the Hamburg harbor. The next page has a picture of Marine SA men in seated formation looking like they are awaiting assignment. On the next page is a small photo of an SA man who probably was the owner of the album and beside this is a group shot of about 15 SA Marine troopers. And below is a picture of a Schnellboote with 3 troops ready to board and then an actual picture of Rudolf Hess visiting with the captain and the first mate; then another shot of the Schnellboote with crew and then, lo and behold, a great picture of the whole assembled crew in size 6 ½ x 5. Then more pictures of the ship and crew and in subsequent pages more great pictures of the ship, officers, and crew. Also there are pictures of the training ships Horst Wessel and Gorch Fock. Then Surprise!, an original photo of Adolf Hitler with a shipbuilder launching a vessel. Then many more photos of the SA crewmen doing their nautical thing. Then more ship launching, a photo of the captain and then a beautiful 7x5 original picture of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels on board a ship along with naval officers conversing with an important shipbuilder and his wife. *Please take note: that close-up, candid photo of the Führer could only have been taken by persons who had the highest security clearance as the owner of this album possibly had. Then there is a 7x5 photo of a reviewing stand with political leaders awaiting a parade on the Ludwigstrasse in Munich. A wonderful 7x5 photo shows Reichswehr troops marching past a jubilant public gathering. Further are pictures of the Deutsches Eck monument and the Brandenberg gate festooned with swastikas. Additional photos show a meeting of party members at a Biergarten, the march past of the NSKOV veterans and more marching political-leader corps, SA, et al. There are about 17 pictures of some of the SA marine troopers after they enlisted in the army. There are camp scenes, battle-front scenes, placement scenes all over east and west with soldiers, a neat picture of a German soldier dispensing goodies to children probably in France, the grave of a fallen comrade, more candid scenes, and at the end a beautiful Christmas card from 1941 with pine-tree branch, candle, and inside the back cover is an art plate from a German magazine that says it all about patriotism and firm resolve.

PRICE: $750.00; This is a very special album indeed!

 

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FANTASTIC HISTORIC GERMAN GENERAL'S GROUP (Item ALBUMS 4-3; WEHR 2-6)

DESCRIPTION: This is without a doubt one of the finest assemblages ever offered from the personal effects of one of the more important German generals. General Waldemar Erfurth was the official Wehrmacht historian for the O.K.W., Supreme Command, and he was a very close friend of Marshal Mannerheim of Finland. He virtually lived in the Finnish Army Headquarters from June of 1941 until September of 1944 as a German-language instructor in its War Academy. Years before, in the 1920s, he had met the young Mannerheim and was his language instructor at the same academy. His association with Finland and its leaders goes way back to the WWI era. Erfurth and Mannerheim became fast friends until the fatal end of the anti-Communist European struggle. There is a color picture that goes with this grouping of General Erfurth's funeral in the 1950s, that shows a portrait painting of the Marshal with General Erfurth in earlier, happier days. The medal display pictured alongside the funeral bier contained many Finnish orders, and a photocopied page from General Erfurth's service record is also included along with other information about him.

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# 1: A large, fantastic album that is one of the most historically important pieces of documentation and photographic excellence to ever emerge from the annals of the Second World War. This huge leather-bound album is the official record of the historic meeting between Adolf Hitler and Field Marshal Carl Von Mannerheim of Finland. Mannerheim was the builder of the "Mannerheim Line," the western guard against Russia, and served as President from 1944 to 1946. The album contains 39 photographs in 9" x 6¾" format. They are mostly sepia tone and some stark black and white. Each one is a masterpiece of photographic art, leading us to believe they are Heinrich Hoffman originals. The Finnish shield is embossed in gold on the thick, leather cover. The overall size of the album is 17" x 12" x 1½" thick. This one-of-a-kind archival treasure was obviously presented to General Erfurth by the Finnish Government, or Marshal Mannerheim, himself.

# 2: The complete dinner service having belonged to the late General consisting of 120 separate pieces of the finest in Dresden china. Dinner-Service List: 2 covered vegetable bowls, 1 coffee pot (no lid), 1 chocolate pot, 1 tea pot, 1 sugar bowl and creamer, 2 different-sized odd-shaped vegetable bowls (uncovered), 12 coffee or chocolate cups, 12 tea cups, 1 large meat platter, 2 large serving dishes, 2 different-sized oval dishes, 1 gravy bowl, 12 soup bowls, 24 tea cups, 12 dinner plates, 22 lunch plates, 2 dessert plates. The set is absolutely stunning.

PRICE: Price on request.

 

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Great Picture Album of German Soldier’s WWII Memories (Item WEHR 34-14; ALBUM 4-3)

DESCRIPTION: Here is one of the very best Wehrmacht Heer albums were have ever run across. First of all, the cover is in a rich, leather binding with a metal German Stahlhelm in the left corner (attached) and in silver print the words “Meine Dienstzeit” (My Service Time). The album definitely was the property of a soldier whose pictures occur all the way through the entire album. The opening largest picture shows the entire regiment including this soldier among them. Pictures include several bandsmen who can be recognized by their swallowtail epaulets on each shoulder. Thus our young hero was a musician and the next picture is of him with the bandsman’s swallows on the shoulders. He wears spectacles. In the next few photos he is seen in his new, recruit helmet and uniform with his comrades. Additional photographs show him at training in the 1930s followed with great pictures of the marching band and its bandmaster. Then comes a wonderful nighttime photo of the division’s playing at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. This was a Grosse Koncert in 1937. Then there is a page with more pictures depicting the uniformed band. After that some more clear-and-concise photos of the bandsmen. After this the action begins as the regiment is sent on the mission to free the Sudetenland in 1938. Our hero is clearly seen in several of the photos and then they are in Austria after the Anschluss. Our soldier is seen again beating on a large, bass drum in the victory parade. Here are some great band photos. Then we see the opening of the French and Belgian campaigns. Note the dragon’s teeth that was meant to stop the German panzers (they didn’t!). There are some super pictures of the German soldiers in Prague and pictures of the early Panzers and all sorts of comradeship hijinks and beach parties. Then we see page after page of camp life, armored vehicles, R&R scenes for the warriors and then a couple of pages of pictures of French prisoners including Negroids and Arabs, smashed French tanks, field guns, airplanes, bridges, etc. There are more pages of the Germans relaxing and enjoying field chow. Many, many pictures vividly show us what it was all about, for real. This is about the nicest album that we have seen that is identifiable with one particular German soldier.

PRICE: $850.00 but specially reduced to $490.00; a real bargain.

 

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Photo Album (SS?) (Item ALBUM 4-4)

DESCRIPTION: The album has about fifty photographs, but we have seen only a couple or three showing the former owner as an Allegemeine-SS recruit. There is also a picture of his father as a police officer. In a few of pages at the back the owner has glued in some newspapers clippings showing SS officers that he admired. They include SS-Oberführer Kurt Meyer, SS Obergruppenführer Sepp Dietrich, and SS Obersturmbannführer Joachim Peiper. The album contains some pictures of mountain hiking and there is an interesting picture of his unit marching up to the Berghof to be greeted by the Führer. He must have been a member of an SS ski battalion. The album is in mint condition and measures 13½ x 9½ inches. It has the metallic German helmet placed on the cover with the silver words “Kriegserinnerungen” (Wartime Memories).

PRICE: $200.00

 

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Great Wedding Album from Waffen-SS Officer (Item ALBUM 4-5; WAF 7-1)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a prodigiously important album from the wedding of a Waffen-SS officer who, from his collar tabs, would appear to be an SS-Obertsturmführer, or first lieutenant. The SS marriage could be officiated by a priest or pastor if the couple were religiously inclined. There was no rule one way or another about this, but it could also be officiated by the commander of an SS unit who handed them bread and salt symbolizing life itself. There was an exchange of rings either standard types or the special SS rings with runic symbolism. See Item SS 21-3 for information on these special wedding rings worn by both the bride and the groom. There are 33 pictures that are all original; not copies. They were taken with at least two types of film one of which was developed with the ragged edges, and the other the straight edges. We presume that this wedding took place in the war years because of the impressive group of medals that the groom wears. He also wears the adjutant’s cord so was probably an aide-de-camp to all well-known field commander. The first two pictures show scenes of the German village that was where the ceremony took place; a very typical setting probably in the Rhineland from the style of the buildings. Then we see the arrival of the bride and groom and the wedding party (other officers). On third page there is highly interesting picture of the bride symbolically touching the bread which contains the salt while the groom holds an SS sword by its blade as a symbol of honor and protection of his home and family. Next there is a picture of the man who performed the ceremony whom it seems is an NSDAP SA leader, probably the civic officer who performed such marriages on a regular basis. Next is a wonderful picture of the young couple exchanging wedding rings and then a picture of an SS officer (best man?) giving a talk about the young lieutenant, his comrade. In the next the groom reaches for a pen and then signs the wedding roster and then the bride signs as well with an SS officer witnessing this. There are a few repeat pictures here in different sizes. Then comes the sacred moment when they are joined together. Some of these pictures are also duplicates in different sizes. There is a beautiful picture of the couple they leave the building together. There is also a nice picture of the mother of either the bride or groom and some relatives sitting at a table. The best man and lady are also seen leaving the premises after the ceremony. Other pictures are shown of family with the marrying official (poorly taken with flash defect). There is a great picture of the couple in the auto once again with the NSKK official conversing with the ranking officer. There is a neat picture of the NSKK official who was also present. There are two really great pictures of the whole wedding party, officers, ladies, and the marriage official. The album is put together with plywood covers. The pictures range in size from 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches to 5 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches. The album is a historical archival treasure so seldom ever seen covering this aspect of the saga of the SS. The album measures 11 x 10 inches and is a wonderful, original, precious item to be preserved in honor.

PRICE: $1,600.00

 

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The high tower. Note the people at the top.

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"All aboard!"

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Rare Original Photo Album Featuring Rudolf Hess (Item ALBUM 4-6; HESS 1-1)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a fantastic photo album of original pictures of NSDAP ceremonies, ritual events, and most important of all, here are great photos of the Führer’s Deputy, Rudolf Hess. There are about 60 photographs; all top-quality, clear images. The first 20 or so are of the visit of this great man, “Der Stellvertreter des Führers” (“The Deputy to the Führer”), to the famous Bastei, the wonderful rock formation that towers high over the Elbe River near Dresden. The rocks reach 1000 feet above sea level. The Bastei has been a tourist attraction for more than 200 years and it was only natural that this important celebrity, later referred to as “The Prisoner of Peace,” would be interested in visiting this German national treasure. There are several great images of his arrival, the grand reception at the opera house in Dresden, and the gathering of the NSDAP Party officials who would join in the climb to the top. The buses to take the deputy and all the N.S. members to the summit are shown with several great candid photos of the handsome and truly photogenic Hess. Robert Ley, the labor leader, is shown with Hess in several pictures. The tallest rock is shown with the observers seen at the top and finally the group is seen leaving this fantastic site and disembarking by bus. Beyond this there are some really nice photos of Dr. Ley’s visiting the town of Glashütte (the clock city) for a meeting of the Alte Kämpfer (old fighters of the party). There was a great ceremony attached to this with SA and mineworker’s bands. One most interesting picture is of athletic Hitler Youth boys forming a huge “A” with their bodies. There are many pictures of the official N.S. buses bringing Party members to meetings, ceremonies, etc. There are many more early shots of celebrations with lots of swastikas. Many dignitaries are photographed, as well as beautiful children from the city of Dresden. (Did any of them survive the vicious Allied bombing?) There is a great shot of an SA rider group on horseback. The pictures are of a good size, 7 x 5 inches. The album is in well-used condition, but holding up well! Inside the front cover, you will see a couple of sheets of a cotton material placed to give the album some stability. The album measures 12 x 17 inches (big). This is one of the most historically important albums we have offered or even heard of. Anything pertaining to Rudolf Hess is considered rare, really rare! Consider it as a sort of a silent memoriam to this brave individual who was willing to give his all to bring about peace in our time.

Price $1,950.00

This is practically a giveaway that we extend in the hopes that it will be purchased and be given a place of honor is some museum or important historical archive.

A Historical Perspective:

As war between Germany and Britain intensified, Rudolf Hess despaired at the total lack of peace negotiations. Hitler had several times proposed an honorable end to the war and ardently desired a negotiated peace, but German diplomats were rebuffed repeatedly. Hitler offered to resign if that would assist the commencement of peace negotiations, but their efforts met with no response.

Visions of long rows of coffins of women and children haunted Rudolf Hess, and getting peace negotiations moving became his top priority.

It was discovered that British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, had forbidden his diplomatic corps to entertain or forward any German peace proposals, even via neutral countries.

The British Duke of Hamilton was identified as a man sympathetic to the British "Peace Movement,” who had personal contact with King George. Many British subjects openly opposed to the war had been imprisoned by Churchill, including a British member of parliament.

Rudolf wanted to bypass Churchill and take Hitler's peace proposals directly to the king, via the Duke. It proved too difficult to set up a meeting in a neutral country and therefore Rudolf decided to go to Scotland and do the job himself.

He thought the highest price he could pay was his own death. This assumption was mistaken. The price he would pay was much, much higher. He spent more than 40 years in solitary confinement in Spandau Prison, while the man most responsible for this greatest injustice sat on his fat buttocks, dead drunk with the proverbial cigar shoved into his grotesque, lying mouth. This was the arch criminal Churchill, whose only close competitor in murder was Stalin, but the record shows that just before British agents murdered Hess, the Soviet leadership was definitely in favor of releasing him.

For a detailed explanation and clarification insert “MARTYR RUDOLF HESS” into your favorite search engine to see the whole verity as told by Rudolf’s son and presented by National Vanguard.

Rudolf Hess was born in Alexandria, Egypt, on 26 April 1894, and foully murdered at the age of 93 on 17 August 1987, by either American or British “Special Mission” thugs (Special Branch or CIA?). Because of his historic flight to Britain on 10 May 1941, the odyssey of R. Hess was known to those who would bravely ignore the New World Order distortions as “The Prisoner of Peace.” Today, it is well known that Adolf Hitler never intended to conquer England and it becomes patently obvious that he furthermore knew and sanctioned the mission that Hess set out to accomplish for peace in the western world. It was a desperate gamble; the truism that emerges is that Hitler desperately wanted to maintain good relations with Britain and the English people. The declaration of war after the German invasion of Poland had surprised and even deeply dismayed him. As Hess would later explain in England, “The Führer had never wanted war with England. He had a high regard for the English people, for their culture, for the British Empire, and for the civilization they had spread throughout the world.” We know today that the Führer had quite purposely silenced and held back the Panzers and the Luftwaffe that were extremely mighty in 1940. He did this so that the British expeditionary force could escape from Dunkirk. This should be patently obvious to any rational thinker of Germany’s peaceful intentions toward Britain and it also interconnects with the peace mission of the Führer's personal Stellvertreter (Deputy) and close friend. After 47 years of inhumane imprisonment, the powers that be made sure that he would never be released from the cruel prison; they stood in fear of what he would say to the world, possibly exposing the true meaning and agenda of Germany and Adolf Hitler with the West. At that point, the conspiracy and its perpetrators would be exposed for the entire world to see and hear. Hess had to be silenced! The details of his so-called suicide are ridiculously propounded by the Allies. The Prisoner of Peace was martyred by the “New World Order.” It had always been the Soviets that vetoed the humanitarian release of the old man, and it was true that the Reds wanted him to die in prison. To them he was a symbol of political importance. Hess had committed the “greatest crime imaginable”—he sought to unite the western powers with Germany. Had this been successful, the “Evil Empire”—as President Reagan later described Soviet Communism—would have been smashed! During this period, though, the “Evil Empire” began to take a new political course. Signs indicated that the Soviet Union, under the administration of Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev, expected to discharge Rudolf Hess. This release would be consistent with Gorbachev’s policy of reconciliation and glasnost ("openness") and would be accepted around the world as a major step of good will. The Soviet Union leaders finally decided that they would no longer stand in the way of Hess’s release. This immediately sent shockwaves among the American conspirators and their British counterparts. Now the whole canard of their blaming the Russians for their inhumane outlook in the affair would no longer wash. So, the murder plan was set into motion and carried out. Of course, today, all of this is closely managed history—Orwellian in nature, but true historians know the obvious truth.

The album contains about 65 pictures all clear and crisp featuring the visit of the Führer's deputy, who was practically the only man who could use the familiar form of “you” by saying “Du” when addressing Adolf Hitler—he was that close to his Führer and always a devoted follower. The pictures in the album are in size 7 x 4½ inches. The first 18 are all various photos of the visit Rudolf Hess made to the German town of Glashütte. There are tall, natural, rock formations near this town. In one of the pictures, a sign is posted over an entrance gate that says: “Die alte Uhrenstadt Glashütte grüst die alten Kämpfer” (The old watch-making town of Glashütte greets the “Old Fighters.”) We believe Glashütte had been chosen for an annual meeting of the “Alte Garde,” the League of Men of the Freikorps, SA, and political leaders who supported and built the N.S. Party from its beginning in Munich and other parts of the Reich. The opening of what was most likely a 3- or 4-day event was honored by the visit of Rudolf Hess, Dr. Robert Ley, and other N.S. notables. The entire town is gaily festooned with thousands of N.S. flags and swastika bunting, and Gauleiter came out for the event. SA men, including the SA Reiterkorps (Horsemen), and towns people in traditional district costumes intermingle with various musical groups. A special opera performance is staged for the honored guests. The town’s monuments are surrounded by uniformed figures in resplendent gear. Buses are shown that brought the N.S. celebrants to little Glashütte. This town is in Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge (Free State of Saxony, Germany) which was the birthplace of the German watchmaking industry. The town is southeast of Dresden. Besides all the castles, mansions, and museums, one of the must-see places is the bizarre rock formations at the Saxon Switzerland National Park. This park was visited by the Alte Guard shown peering over the landscape. How “WUNDERBAR!” to scale some of the climbing peaks that tower more than 600 feet above the Elbe River. The amazing rock formation is known as the mighty Bastei. It is still a major tourist attraction for millions each year. This Saxon town of Glashütte was originally settled by the Teutonic peoples in antiquity and some of the many nearby fortresses were later built to protect trade routes, but some were also used as nests for later medieval raiders and Landknechts. The park was considered not only historically important, but sacred in the Third Reich mythos. It is quite natural that the official N.S. visit is chronicled in the album. In at least two of the pictures, Rudolf Hess is looking from on top of one of the rocks at the other rock formations. The album is replete with pictures of the Saxon German people in an era of national feeling and thankfulness. This was Germany united in the common purpose and goal of National Einigkeit (Unity). But, poof, like the American Confederacy, it’s “gone with the wind”! The album measures 12 x 17 inches and is a little over an inch thick. It’s in generally good condition with hard covers. This is an absolutely historically important archival treasure and should be preserved in remembrance of the man who suffered greatly in the cause of peace (RIP Rudolf Hess)—you were a much better man; a greater, gentler humanitarian than any of your enemies (WELTFEINDE).

 

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DESCRIPTION: Help! Okay, we admit that sometimes even we need help on identification of some of these items. We are rather stumped on this one. We show here a few pictures of men in uniform hoping that some of you out there might recognize the pictures and tell us what we have here. In back of the album are some great pictures of young men of the NS Agrarian Association (Farmer’s Group) with their distinctive flag. Is it possible that the uniformed men are also of this group (Reichsnärstand)? The album comprises 65 pictures in a petite size of 7.5 x 5 inches. Just about all the pictures are personnel and uniform. These must be rare, as we have not seen these uniforms before.

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Utterly Fantastic SS Album (Item ALBUM 4-8; WAF 7-7; SS 28-6)

DESCRIPTION: Collectors, archivists, museum personnel, here is a great SS album. According to the layout of the pictures it would seem that the album was put together by Herr Hugo Albert Denkhaus, 20/10/1919-2/3/1986. Denkhaus was an SS-Untersturmführer; at least at the time that the picture that appears on his death notice was taken. The large black-leather-covered album measures 11 1/2 x 15 inches and is filled with about 290 photos and a postcard or two. There are pictures of the young recruit Denkhaus and many of the pictures trace his history in the SS, but he also includes pictures of relatives, civilians, NSDAP, veterans’ organizations, and many school comrades, former work friends, etc., who were now in the Waffen-SS, navy, army, etc. There are pictures of SS men engaging in various sports, weapon maintenance, guard duty, clowning around, marching exercises, and at R & R. A great one has a team riding a rocket into space! There is a page where groups of SS soldiers are putting on reenactments of bygone Germanic times; scenes from the era of Frederick the Great, and the Franco-Prussian war are featured with vividly authentic costume. Gradually we move into appropriate photos up to the war, but before this there are pictures that he personally took at the 1936 Olympic Games that include at least four close-up pictures of Adolf Hitler. It is so rare to see snapshots of the führer. Usually only Heinrich Hoffmann or his staff was allowed to point a camera at Hitler. Four of the Olympic snapshots include Marshal Hermann Göring; also quite rare to be taken at a close angle by an SS man. Von Tschammer, the Reichssportdirektor, is also seen in these shots. There are two pages of pictures that appear to be competition between party functionaries such as the SS and SA; possibly at the Winter Olympics at Innsbruck. Another page chronicles the entry of the Wehrmacht into Vienna and here are two more candid pictures of the German führer and Göring in a remembrance ceremony and Göring in review of Wehrmacht troops as he salutes them from his Mercedes auto. There is also a very candid shot of Göring dressed in his bearskin cap (this is a really great one!) and two more of Göring who comes to his train compartment to wave and give the “Heil Hitler” salute to some admirers. There are great pictures of various guard posts and barracks of the SS. There are some really great pictures of typical soldiers in clown acts; Landsers with wives and sweethearts, horses, trucks, and ships. There is a picture of English war-dead coffins being reverently decorated by German soldiers; a visit to the Hindenburg Tannenberg monument; then into the scenes of war devastation and fiery action probably in Poland or France, bunkers, pillboxes, crashed planes, Christmas at the front, and perhaps out-of place-scene of the Nuremberg Parteitag (party rallies). The second to last pages are set aside for some miscellaneous pictures to include shots of more Christmas celebrations, various frontline R & R shots, and a page with six nice photos of what is probably a relative in the Kriegsmarine, two pictures of German army personnel, and a great postcard-type photo of a group of WWI soldiers from 1916. Possibly SS man Denkhaus’ father could be one of these Landsers. Then there is a page of pictures of the young lad of the Kriegsmarine with his proud mother and an army noncom and two Luftwaffe airmen. The last pages are dedicated to SS-Untersturnführer Hugo Denkhaus. There are two color pictures of his grave and about four of the remembrance cards with black mourning edges. The former SS comrades are shown at a memorial service honoring him and a larger remembrance picture of this brave soldier is presented with the words: “Wir trauern um unseren Kameraden: Hugo Denkhaus seine Ehre heiss treue.” This translates to: “We gather around our comrade Hugo Denkhaus. Your honor was called loyalty. This has to be one of the finest collections ever to be amassed in historically important archival pictures concerning the Waffen-SS in general, and we fervently hope it will fall into the hands and collection of someone who will treat it with the respect and honor that it deserves. How it ever came to be sold or discarded is a mystery to us, but it truly needs preservation.

PRICE: $1,800.00

 

 
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