Actual WW2 German pin up poster girls

Discussion in 'The Third Reich' started by Owen, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I trying to find some WW2 era German poster girls to print off for a 1/6th diorama my youngest & I want to make.
    I'm having a look with Google-Images & getting lots of modern glamour pics that really aren't what I'm after.

    I'd be grateful if you lot can help me out , cheers.
    Nothing too rude though .
  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Cheers, that's the sort of thing.
    Who was the main pin-up girl for the Germans ?
    I'm sure we must have mentioned this years ago some where on here .
  4. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Have a look at Kristina Söderbaum for the official Kinder, Kuche, Kirche side of town.

    Wouldn't Marlene Dietrich fit?
    Popular with both sides.
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  6. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    She did a lot of publicity work for the allies during the war though. Might have been frowned on by officers, SS, etc.
    I bet they came across Yank magazine a lot, especially during Battle of Bulge. Plenty of pinups there.

     Pin-Up Girls of YANK
  7. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    does this help
  8. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

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  9. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    Try this, Luftwaffe Blitzmadel at inspection. 66c71bc8a8a5f524c9579bbfb8058d6b.png
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  10. I guess these are "not too rude" :D:
    Lien Deyers.jpg
    Lilian Harvey.jpg
    Many photos of other German actresses her, although it takes some searching to first find German WW2 era actresses among the myriad of actors/actresses listed, and then photos which would qualify as pin ups...
    European Film Star Postcards: Lilian Harvey

  11. Owen

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  13. Bruneval

    Bruneval Well-Known Member

    Looks like a dead heat in a Zeppelin race!!!
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  14. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

  15. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    Often have a listen to Lale...... she was Swedish I believe.

    There must be photograph of her in Signal.

    What about the Czech actress,Lida Barrova who seemed to be popular and more than popular with much so that Magda appealed to Hitler to put a stop to the affair?
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  16. idler

    idler GeneralList

    So that's why Goebbels had no balls at all...
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  17. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    Darn it, I have now learned that the shot I posted in #9 may not be a genuine wartime photo. It could be from a postwar (1958) German film called Blitzmadel at the Front which was based on yet another Hans-Helmut Kirst novel, this one about some Blitzmadel caught up in the 1944 campaign in France. An interesting idea for a story, I guess I should try to track the book and the film down.

    If #9 is from the movie then they definitely had a technical advisor and an art director who knew their stuff on the picture, because the shot is entirely in the style of wartime and pre-war propaganda photos of the BDM and Nazi women generally. That business of lining up in skimpy tops and tight shorts with out-thrust chests occurs constantly and the girls are all exemplary of the same sort of image that you get in #9--purebred sex machines who are also somehow very butch as well. It's all very strange and German.

    All this puts me in mind of something Alan Moorehead discovered when he encountered some German POWs in Normandy. The worst of the lot were the teenagers, the 16 to 18 year olds from the SS and the HJ. Quite aside from their moronic ideology, these kids were all incredibly filthy minded. They all had dirty pictures of their girlfriends and XXX letters to and from same. Moorehead had been around British and Australian soldiers for five years by that time, and these Kraut kids must have been sex crazed indeed to put those guys in the shade. Anyhow, as far as pinups go I doubt not that many a young German soldier's wallet contained snapshots like the ones I have here and there must have been some on dugout walls as well.
    BDM 1.jpg BDM 2.jpg BDM 3.jpg
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  18. idler

    idler GeneralList

    'Hans-Helmut' - fnarr...

    12 SS HJ are completely explainable in the context of the pre- and even post-feminised Army Cadet Force. You could get some right cocky sods whose attitude often exceeded their aptitude.
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  19. Sheldrake

    Sheldrake All over the place....

    Hmm. That is a concept to contemplate.. If German soldiers were any thing like as perverted as British soldiers, are you not looking for a grot or pig board
  20. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    Leni Reifensthal when she was an actress on the cover of VU in 1931
    Back cover of French language edition of SIGNAL May 1942

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