My Waffen SS Attic Find!

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by devincu, Jan 7, 2013.

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  1. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I am sorry I didn't mean to offend anyone I just wanted to show a rare piece of militaria as that is what I thought this section was for. I saw other German WWII relics and such so I will not bother posting any more pictures on this section...

    Hmmm...after VP's coments, I was intending to post pictures of some of the small German bits and pieces that my Dad brought back. The historical interest is always there but the fawning interest that some people have for anything connected with the Third Reich means that this will always be a minefield.

    I have a large roll of field grey woollen cloth that my Grandfather liberated. I thought it a shame to throw it away but I don't need it and don't really want it. However, the thought of it being made up into a uniform and worn by an admirer of that regime makes me shudder so I suppose that I'll have to hang on to it.

    Just as an aside, was the donor of this kit aware of the value, and if not, don't you feel a little guilty about accepting it ?
     
  2. devincu

    devincu Junior Member

    Hmmm...after VP's coments, I was intending to post pictures of some of the small German bits and pieces that my Dad brought back. The historical interest is always there but the fawning interest that some people have for anything connected with the Third Reich means that this will always be a minefield.

    I have a large roll of field grey woollen cloth that my Grandfather liberated. I thought it a shame to throw it away but I don't need it and don't really want it. However, the thought of it being made up into a uniform and worn by an admirer of that regime makes me shudder so I suppose that I'll have to hang on to it.

    Just as an aside, was the donor of this kit aware of the value, and if not, don't you feel a little guilty about accepting it ?

    As I stated I am not a German collector so I had no idea until I started getting offers for it. He wanted to throw it in the trash can because it does have some moth damage and it was quite dirty. I feel like I saved a piece of history for being destroyed. By the I know a few German military collectors and dont know any of them that would make a uniform out of the cloth. The Germans from what I do know were masters of making uniforms and someone trying to throw one together in their garage would never fool anyone. I cant believe you someone wouldn't feel guilty about getting rid of an item that their own family member brought home from the war:confused:
     
  3. devincu

    devincu Junior Member

    I am done with this forum...I can see why there are not too many collectors that post thing here! WHAT A JOKE!!
     
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Yet another thread on WW2Talk proves we can't have a grown up discussion about anything related to the Waffen-SS.

    Pretty sad really.
     
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  5. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Owen

    If the young man who has just decided to cut short his stay here is a mark of the calibre of those who would seek to discuss this subject on this forum then I, for one, am not over bothered.

    But then again, we have had our share of Waffendudes who would also seek to educate us in matters relating to the SS, without much sucess, so perhaps we are not losing out in the long run :)

    Ron
     
  6. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    Ron

    So by that are we not to discuss the SS and their participation in the battles in Normandy or at Arnhem or in the Soviet Union for example?

    Showing an interest in a uniform doesn't make one a Nazi 'fanboy' or whatever. I don't 'drool' over SS Insignia either. I would have been quite interested in the story of how the Infantryman acquired the uniform and took it home to the US after the war. Yes, the SS were responsible for countless atrocities and took a full role in the pursuit of genocide but I'm pretty sure there were many ardent National Socialists in other branches of the Wehrmacht. Are we not to discuss them either?

    We are all adults and as Adam has stated, the Mods here are very good at identifying the idiots very quickly. Just for once it would be nice to discuss in an adult manner the SS.

    Anyway, each to their own.
     
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  7. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Yet another thread on WW2Talk proves we'd can't have a grown up discussion about anything related to the Waffen-SS.

    Pretty sad really.


    Very sad really perhaps this thread provides one of the answers to another question on the forum;-
    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/suggestions-feedback/28120-they-join-they-enquire-then-immediately-disappear-why.html.

    We all have personal views on certain subjects its not the views that cause problems its when we express them in such a negative way.The poster displayed Militaria in the Militaria Section if it doesnt interest why post? Search out something else which is of interest?
    I may have this totally wrong but these items have been `lost` since the end of the war and if they had not been posted here and on other forums they would have remained `lost` and while some would have prefered this it does not apply to everyone. I have a limited knowledge of WW2, do not specialise in anything in particular but enjoy reading all things WW2 related.Like it or hate it this is all relevant to a WW2 Talk forum is`nt it:unsure:
    Sorry if I have spoken out of turn
    Kyle
     
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  8. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    JonathanBall39
    So by that are we not to discuss the SS and their participation in the battles in Normandy or at Arnhem or in the Soviet Union for example?

    Sorry, but I have looked in vain in my above comment for any semblance of such an opinion and, trusting to my memory here, don't remember ever making such a statement in any of my previous postings on this forum.

    it would be appreciated if you got your facts right.

    Ron
     
  9. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    It wasn't a fact, or a quote or a reflection of opinion. It was asking a question, hence the question mark at the end.
     
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  10. CL1

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

    I think the possible catalyst of the downward spiral was the word and icon ( Enjoy B ) at the end of the first post that encouraged the first replies.
     
  11. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Closed. Possibly temporarily, possibly not.

    I've taken it here after musing on this last night.
    Serious sorta Historiographical thing - requires separate discussion I feel.:
    WW2Talk - Warts & All
     
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