What does this badge make you think of? ( Non-Nazi Swastika usage).

Discussion in 'General' started by Owen, May 25, 2006.

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  1. CL1

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

  2. Owen

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    Just been for a walk around town & saw these lovely curtains.

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  3. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

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    "That`s what he said Mabel ! They are putting him in the back of the police van now!"


    Kyle :)
     
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  4. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Lord Ganesh Temple Hanger

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    Kyle
     
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  5. Sheldrake

    Sheldrake The Mayor of London's latest dress code

    A very fine New Army formation. Massacred at Loos when only half trained. A partial success on the first day of the Somme. The divisional symbol predates the NSDAP by a some years. It uses an arrangement of its numeric factors three 7's, like the symbols for the 32nd Division, (four 8s) and the 35th (seven 5s) Others use references to morse code, geographic references, puns on the divisional commander's name or lineage.
     
  6. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Relating to the Canadian "Swastika"

    Naming Canada: Stories about Canadian Place Names
    By Alan Rayburn: Naming Canada

    Has the line - "To Hell with Hitler we had the Swastika first"
     
  7. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    Finland's Air Force drops the Swastika (well partly) - I knew Finnish planes carried it during WW2 and wrongly assumed it was linked to their fighting alongside the Germans, so interesting to read it predates its adoption by Hitler - Finland's air force quietly drops swastika symbol
     
  8. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter 1940 Obsessive

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  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Looking at Mumby soda bottles with the old dear. She's got a lot... but none with the swastikas that seem common on their branding.

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  10. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Funnily enough, I thought of this thread earlier today. Walking through Norwich, saw some lintels with contrasting bricks that formed SS runes. Will have to remember to get a photo next time...

    On an old phone at the moment so can't even get a Streetview screenshot, but it's a building on Colegate, ironically next to the Army Careers Information Office.
     
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  11. dbf

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  12. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

  13. von Poop

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    Get the impression it was just a very generic good luck symbol, and nobody paid much attention to its form at all.
     
  14. Robert-w

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  15. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    Ironically after the symbol was removed from the company's products it's property was badly damaged by the Luftwaffe.
     
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