RARE: Color WW2 Pics, Hitler/Rallies etc....

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  1. lesofprimus

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    #1 lesofprimus, Sep 23, 2009
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    Renrich was kind enough to email me these pics, and even though theres alot of them, I thought that sharing them would benefit everyone.....

    Thanks again Rich...
     

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    they are really great pics. just luved lookin' through them. Thanx for sharing them.
     
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    Echo the post above.
     
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    #4 imalko, Sep 23, 2009
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    Great photos Dan. Most of those I haven't seen before.
    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Great Pix, thanks for sharing.
     
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    note to forum all open to public access now from the Bundesarchiv's in Germany, have been for the lst two years, they are listed by dates 39-45 though 1945 are scant and few. Mostly b/w obviously, many of course are recognizeable due to them being processed in books back in the 60's early 70's.
     
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    Dan, great work on your part. Many thanks for posting. Three observations: There are VWs still running around that look exactly like those in the pictures. Unbelievable. That is a good picture of one of the Scheers. The blonde, I suppose she is Eva Braun ain't half bad. Hitler had good taste. Historic pictures from around 70-80 years ago!
     
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    #8 CharlesBronson, Sep 23, 2009
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    Toom much volkswagen advertising for my taste :twisted: hot blonde the one the 29th photo.
     
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    Cheers for posting Dan - interesting shots
     
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    Nice pic's renrich and Les. really captures those moments (in my opinion) a little better than a black and white photo. think I saw a special on the military channel on the third reich in color this summer. Forgot the name of the series, but it was worth watching.
     
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    It really helps you capture what it must have been like to be there. Some of those parades and buildings look so meanacing/opulent, and effect that truly could not be captured with black and white
     
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    Heh....nothing says "I'm an ardent Nazi-party member" like a pink building...
     
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    There is such a sense of immediacy to the photos, almost as if they are current. Perhaps the color photos lighten the atmosphere of the scenes.If one did not know the history of the Third Reich and the Nazi party, most of the photos would be very benign looking. Other than a rather Germanic look to the uniforms and the visages of the people and of course the haircuts look dated, those pictures could almost be of a country today.
     
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    Is that all you care about on these forums? Great historical photos and that is all you can really say...
     
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    Great photos. However the architecture, the rallies, the muscular young men, and attractive young women were all part of a deliberate propaganda policy to promote Nazi ideals and image.

    The architectural style was neoclassicist and monumental in concept. Residential architecture was conversely intended to promete the quaint and homely.

    For me its too much over the top. The monumnets tend to overpower the human scale (as they were intended to do) whilst for me the residential style is cynical and contrived.

    I am not a great fan of any of this.....I prefer the modernist and post modernist styles, with their emphasis on functionality and attention to the human scale.
     
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    I've always wondered about those monuments, too....seems like the Nazi's had a fixation on things being ridiculously over-large; I always thought it was a subtle promotion of their "superman" ideals.

    Good pics otherwise, I hadn't seen a couple of them.
     
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    Hitler fancied himself as an architect. I have seen examples of some of the paintings he did and I thought that he had some talent. My favorites are Remington and Russell and Moran, so what do I know? I am a Wagner fan also so maybe I relate to these photos better than some.
     
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    Nothing wrong with those guys! Hitler did have some abilities on the canvas, but nothing I would hang in the Louvre.
     
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    Yeah, or the Metropolitan. Churchill. Now I could take Churchill's paintings anyday over Hitler. He was certainly no Monet, but he did have some talent in painting.
     
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    intersting pic 006 with the different nation flags
     
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