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    Default Nazis gay-parade?!!!

    I found out an interesting picture from bundesarchive.

    What this might to be, any ideas?

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    Default Re: Nazis gay-parade?!!!

    And one more

    I understand this is kind of german humor..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevan View Post
    I found out an interesting picture from bundesarchive.

    What this might to be, any ideas?

    Not necessarily Nazi, but probably German POW's in the first pic. The second photo I have no idea, but the above may have been taken at an American run Prisoner of War camp probably somewhere in the American South or Midwest. Prisoners were allowed to put on such shows as well as engage in a number of activities not normally associated with POW confinement. I believe they were putting on a show for the camp in the above pic reminiscent of the American show tradition of Vaudeville--with the obvious implication that there were no women available to play the parts of females...



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    The Bundesarchiv comment translates as

    Norway, Lappland, Finland. - Troop maintenance, four as women with BH and skirt disguised soldiers

    Norwegen, Lappland, Finnland.- Truppenunterhaltung, vier als Frauen mit BH und Rock verkleidete Soldaten

    It is with these photos

    Norway, Lappland, Finland. - Troop maintenance, as a Mrs. disguised soldier before comrades dancing

    Norwegen, Lappland, Finnland.- Truppenunterhaltung, als Frau verkleideter Soldat vor Kameraden tanzend

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    Norway, Lappland, Finland. - Troop maintenance, chapel under wall design with rural motive making music

    Norwegen, Lappland, Finnland.- Truppenunterhaltung, Kapelle unter Wandzeichnung mit ländlichem Motiv musizierend

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    'Amazon' Bridge
    Construction dates: 12/13 May 1944 (Operation Diadem)
    Details: 80 ft Class 30 Bailey bridge built over Rapido river under constant fire.
    The bridge was built as part of the Allies break-out of the Gustav Line.
    Work started at 5.45pm (12 May) and completed at 5.30am (13 May).
    The human cost was high; 15 sappers were killed and 57 (including 3 officers) wounded.
    Constructed by: 7th, 59th, 225th Field Companies (4th Division)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickdfresh View Post
    Not necessarily Nazi, but probably German POW's in the first pic. The second photo I have no idea, but the above may have been taken at an American run Prisoner of War camp probably somewhere in the American South or Midwest. Prisoners were allowed to put on such shows as well as engage in a number of activities not normally associated with POW confinement. I believe they were putting on a show for the camp in the above pic reminiscent of the American show tradition of Vaudeville--with the obvious implication that there were no women available to play the parts of females...
    I think they look too lucky for the POWs. More likely this is sort of amateur performances in German army.But never saw anything simular. Besides, thanks to Leccy, we know now the the public was german .

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    Default Re: Nazis gay-parade?!!!

    Probably just some play or performance put on by the troops to pass time, must admit they're funny images.

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    Whether at the Front or in PoW camp, actresses would have been in short supply to play female parts in the sort of plays and revues that soldiers of all armies seemed to favour. The only alternative was for some of the lads to drag up to play such parts. Does anybody In Here remember "Gloria" and "her" concert party friends in "It Ain't Half Hot, Mum" ? Best regards, JR.
    Last edited by JR*; 04-28-2012 at 06:39 PM.

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    In this case Unterhaltung doesn't mean maintenance, but rather entertainment/amusement. Also BH is short for Büstenhalter, which means bra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Procyon View Post
    In this case Unterhaltung doesn't mean maintenance, but rather entertainment/amusement. Also BH is short for Büstenhalter, which means bra.
    I was assuming something like that when I posted but my German language skills have rapidly disappeared since I left in 2000. I resorted to Babelfish which I tend to find slightly better than google translate but still iffy at times.
    'Amazon' Bridge
    Construction dates: 12/13 May 1944 (Operation Diadem)
    Details: 80 ft Class 30 Bailey bridge built over Rapido river under constant fire.
    The bridge was built as part of the Allies break-out of the Gustav Line.
    Work started at 5.45pm (12 May) and completed at 5.30am (13 May).
    The human cost was high; 15 sappers were killed and 57 (including 3 officers) wounded.
    Constructed by: 7th, 59th, 225th Field Companies (4th Division)

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