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Adolf Hitler Breaking Ground

Posted by on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, In : Photography 


Adolf Hitler breaking ground in September 1933 denoting the start construction of the Frankfurt-am-Maine - Darmstadt/Mannheim highway as part of his plan to link all of the major cities in Germany with highways.

Source: slightlywarped.com
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German Jujitsu c.1931

Posted by on Monday, April 6, 2015, In : Photography 


This 1931 jujitsu demonstration in Germany aimed to show how a well-trained unarmed woman could defend herself against a would-be attacker. In this scenario, a rope tied across the road has caused her to stop her car and she is set upon by a man with a knife. She controls the knife hand and engages the assailant by grabbing his throat before taking him to the floor with a throw.

Sources:
Pinterest, Martialarts.unltd

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Unidentified German Girls Boxing

Posted by on Sunday, March 8, 2015, In : Photography 


A photograph of unidentified German girls boxing in shallow waters, taken by Bernard Kobel in the 1950s.

Source: etsy.com
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Child Soldiers of the Great War - Germany

Posted by on Sunday, March 1, 2015, In : Photography 




Top – Two young German boys play at being soldiers c.1914
Bottom – Three new recruits for the German War Machine c.1917

Source: greatwar.nl
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The Blumenkrieg

Posted by on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, In : Photography 


On March 12, 1938 the 8th Army of the German Wehrmacht crossed into Austria. Many welcomed the coming of the Nazis as liberators and the troops were greeted by cheering German-Austrians citizens with Nazi salutes, flags and flowers. As a result, the Nazi annexing of Austria is sometimes called the Blumenkrieg (war of flowers), though the official name was Unternehmen Otto. For the Germans, it was seen as the first big test of their war machine although as it turned out, no actual fighting t...
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Those Who Do Not Move

Posted by on Thursday, August 8, 2013, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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Wrestling Match

Posted by on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, In : Art 


Title:  Wrestling Match

Date c.1649

Artist:   Michiel Sweerts (1618–1664)

Information:  17th century oil painting depicting a wrestling contest.


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