Discussion in 'General' started by Owen, May 25, 2006.
Just been for a walk around town & saw these lovely curtains.
"That`s what he said Mabel ! They are putting him in the back of the police van now!"
Lord Ganesh Temple Hanger
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.
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"
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
This tin looks old to me...and they made 'White Reviver' too. Smarting Shoe Polishing Outfit Vintage Tin | eBay It's one that my tin-plate collection can do without anyway.
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.
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.
Odd that in the first photo the symbol is the reverse of the others.
Get the impression it was just a very generic good luck symbol, and nobody paid much attention to its form at all.
I think it may have originally been a symbol to repel evil spirits /witches etc flying in through windows - rather like the slanted windows found in some old New England houses
Ironically after the symbol was removed from the company's products it's property was badly damaged by the Luftwaffe.
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