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The Right 09-15-2017 01:21 PM

Should Germany be proud of it's WWII achievements?
 
Some Germans are starting to think so.

snikelfritz 09-15-2017 01:35 PM

Based upon?

Abelian Grape 09-15-2017 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by The Right (Post 9096595)
Some Germans are starting to think so.

:link:?

The Right 09-18-2017 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Abelian Grape (Post 9096651)
:link:?

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ge...-idUSKCN1BP2SS

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Germany should be proud of its WW2 soldiers, far-right candidate says

Germans should be proud of what their soldiers achieved during World War One and Two, the top candidate of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) said ahead of the Sept. 24 election at which his party his expected to enter parliament.
Is there a way to be proud of German soldiers without being proud of Nazi's?

Happy Apathy 09-18-2017 03:54 PM

I don't understand the question.

Vorian Atreides 09-18-2017 04:29 PM

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Originally Posted by The Right (Post 9098523)
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ge...-idUSKCN1BP2SS



Is there a way to be proud of German soldiers without being proud of Nazi's?

Most German soldiers were not NAZI's. High ranking officers ended up becoming members of the political party in order to retain power/position (or members of the party were subsequently appointed to positions of power).

The Right 09-18-2017 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Vorian Atreides (Post 9098583)
Most German soldiers were not NAZI's. High ranking officers ended up becoming members of the political party in order to retain power/position (or members of the party were subsequently appointed to positions of power).

Didn't know that. Were most german soldiers not part of the nazi party? Would you wear the ensigna if you weren't in a soldier in the party?

asymp_normal 09-18-2017 04:55 PM

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Originally Posted by The Right (Post 9098607)
Didn't know that. Were most german soldiers not part of the nazi party? Would you wear the ensigna if you weren't in a soldier in the party?

Were most of the Vietnam war draftees pro-Nixon Republicans? German soldiers were German; doesn't mean they were pro-Nazi.

Vorian Atreides 09-18-2017 05:01 PM

Soldiers wear the uniform they're told to wear.

And the "NAZI" swastika was not a part of the dress uniform:
http://www.ww2sale.com/image/cache/d...01-230x312.JPG

What you're likely thinking of is the arm band that some of the officers did wear:

https://cdn3.volusion.com/edfty.tqgx...jpg?1323427887

But they were more properly identified with the SS (the brown shirts) or the Gestapo (uniform shown above) rather than the rank-and-file German soldier.

Only members of the NAZI party were allowed to be part of the SS or Gestapo.

Abused Student 09-18-2017 05:11 PM

Until they can wear shirts like this, no.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....1DEHsskVPL.jpg


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