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Larry    162

Hi,

 

I thought I would post some portrait photos from my collection. I collect the more uncommon types of portraits especially those from the TR era civilian organisations.

First one is a Technische Nothilfe (TeNo) Einsatzgruppen portrait, circa 1941.

 

Cheers,

Larry

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Larry    162

Deutsche Reichspost portrait. He is wearing a 25-Year Long Service medal.

 

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Larry

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Larry    162

Hi Larry,

 

This are great portraits.

Thanks Kevin. :smile:

 

Here is a Werkschutz (factory guard/police) portrait.

 

Cheers,

Larry

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Larry    162

Thanks Alex.

 

The Paramilitary and Civilian Organizations that were in existance during the TR era are often overlooked.

Some were in existance for only a short time, often absorbed into other organizations or banned altogether.

 

Portraits of this kind can be hard to obtain. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichsluftschutzbund

 

Here is a Reichsluftschutzbund portrait.

 

Cheers,

Larry

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Eric JB    1,410

Hi Larry,

 

Thank you for showing us your portraits of the somewhat special branches of the Third Reich.

 

Interesting thread you did start up here.

 

It also shows that in Germany everyone with a uniform and a Schirmmütze could look impressive.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

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Larry    162

Thanks guys for the kind comments.

 

Eric-Jan is quite correct. Every organization in those days had some type of uniform, some very impressive iindeed.

 

Here is a portrait of a man in uniform. Looking at his tunic, cap with the eagle and swaztika one could mistake him for a member of

one of the several veterans organizations that were in existance.

 

He is in fact a bus driver. The KVG on his collar stands for Kieler Verkehrsgesellschaft (Kiel Transport Company).

This company is still in existance.

 

Cheers,

Larry

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Larry    162

Very nice portraits you have! :thumbsup:

Thankyou. :smile:

 

Here is another Reichsluftschutzbund portrait. His rank is Oberluftschutzfuhrer.

 

Cheers,

Larry

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Eric JB    1,410

Hi Larry,

 

Another nice photo from your collection you are showing us.

 

Same story as with your previous portraits - give a German a uniform and a Schirmmütze and he looks impressive.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

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Bart V.    727

Deutsche Reichspost portrait. He is wearing a 25-Year Long Service medal.

 

Cheers,

Larry

 

Although these medals are offered by the thousands, seeing these in wear on period photographs aren't. Thanks for sharing, Larry. You seem to have a collection of photographs which aren't much seen - can't wait to see what more you are hiding. 

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Larry    162

Thanks guys.

 

Here's a Nationalsozialistisches Fliegerkorps (NSFK) Hauptsturmfuhrer portrait.

Note he wears his cloth insignia above the chevron on his right sleeve.

 

Cheers,

Larry

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Eric JB    1,410

Hi Larry,

 

Great NSFK portrait photo.

 

They do know how to look impressive.

 

Thanks for showing.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

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Larry    162

Hi Larry,

 

Great NSFK portrait photo.

 

They do know how to look impressive.

 

Thanks for showing.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

Thankyou.

 

Here is a NSFK Sturmfuhrer portrait.

 

Cheers,

Larry

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Eric JB    1,410

Hi Larry,

 

Again two very nice photos you are showing us here on the forum.

 

That NSFK Sturmführer with his fine "winged-man" emblem, and his NSDAP membership badge.

And that DLV Oberleutnant portrait.

 

What a great collection of special portraits.

 

Maybe you should change the title of this thread, of course they are still from your collection, but perhaps you can call them special portraits.....

 

Thanks for showing them.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

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Larry    162

Hi Larry,

 

Again two very nice photos you are showing us here on the forum.

 

That NSFK Sturmführer with his fine "winged-man" emblem, and his NSDAP membership badge.

And that DLV Oberleutnant portrait.

 

What a great collection of special portraits.

 

Maybe you should change the title of this thread, of course they are still from your collection, but perhaps you can call them special portraits.....

 

Thanks for showing them.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

 

Thankyou for your nice words.

 

I would like to open this thread to anyone who has Third Reich Civiian or Paramilitary organisiations portraits. Please post them.

Maybe the heading could be changed to "Post your Third Reich Civilian or Paramilitary portraits."

 

Here is another DLV portrait with good details of his metal cap badge.

 

Cheers,

Larry

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Eric JB    1,410

Hi Larry,

 

I did change the title of this thread to you own words "Post your Third Reich Civilian or Paramilitary portraits"

 

And thanks for showing us two extra DLV photos.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

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Larry    162

Thanks for changing the title for me.

 

Of course "paramilitary" covers a lot of organizations including SS, SA, HJ, NSFK, NSKK, Deutsche Reichsbahn, Forestry, Zoll, even Polizei just to name a few.

So please post your portraits for all to enjoy.

 

Here is a nice portrait of a NSFK Scharfuhrer posing with his decorated brother.

 

He wears a EK2 ribbon, a NSDAP membership badge, a "C" level Glider Proficiency Badge and interestingly he wears an Imperial Navy black wound badge.

Good photo of his dagger as well.

 

Cheers,

Larry

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Eric JB    1,410

Hi Larry,

 

I can only say that your thread is getting better and better.

 

I don't have much information on those organizations so your description that goes with your photos is most interesting.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

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