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John Kettler

Want to see some real WW2, WW 1, ACW, ARW goodies?

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There is an outfit called Dan Morphy Auctions which is a fabulous resource for the above. One of the goodies is a GJ officer's uniform, complete mit Edelweiss. but there are  SS, DAK and more, and by no means just for the Germans. How about a 1942 British Halifax bombing raid poster, an RAF officer's uniform with Canadian flashes, hats from Jimmy Doolittle, bayonets, kits, boxes, docs, etc.? The scope and scale astound, but my favorite item is a period American Revolution letter from the quartermaster in Morristown, NJ informing the supply HQ in Hanover, PA there is no hay at all, despite promises, and that if he doesn't get some, he's going to have to disperse the militia!  Sure, we here in the States were told how bad things got, but there's the handwritten contemporary proof. If you'd like a really impressive M3 halftrack, you'd best get over to the site liveauctioneers (.usual) and bid. You've got three (3) days left.

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John Kettler

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From the same LiveAuctioneers site is this marvelous collection. A named 29 ID LT wore this on D-Day. Phoebus Auction Gallery. This one goes on the block November 11.

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John Kettler

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I know that the Waffenfarbe (weapon color, but really branch color) for the Panzer troops was pink, but I wonder who thought that was a good idea? Not exactly soiling myself over this getup, though the shape it's in is phenomenal.The color combo of anthracite gray and pink looks like athleisure wear for those of a feminine bent. Another from Dan Morphy Auctions, an outfit which properly describes its offerings! Some put the coolest things up, provide an all but useless description and list practically everything as unauthenticated. Sloppy, lazy and not a confidence builder for prospective bidders.

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John Kettler

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You'd need to check if "pink" was identified with feminine tastes in those days.  A lot of that sort of gender-based stuff was created by post war marketing departments.

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5 hours ago, Erwin said:

You'd need to check if "pink" was identified with feminine tastes in those days.  A lot of that sort of gender-based stuff was created by post war marketing departments.

Yes. During the '50s pink suddenly became identified with the hot new sex symbols coming out of the movie industry: Marilyn Monroe, Jane Mansfield, Brigitte Bardot, to name just three of the most famous of that era.

Michael

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10 hours ago, Combatintman said:

Interesting but this thread does not belong here in my view - where is the connection to Combat Mission?

There is none. It's just Kettler as usual wanting to draw attention to himself.

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15 hours ago, Michael Emrys said:

Yes. During the '50s pink suddenly became identified with the hot new sex symbols coming out of the movie industry: Marilyn Monroe, Jane Mansfield, Brigitte Bardot

And the Panther in 1963. ;)

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15 hours ago, Combatintman said:

Interesting but this thread does not belong here in my view - where is the connection to Combat Mission?

Forum conflation or broken mouse scroll wheel - maybe both.  The CMx2 general discussion forum at the top of the Forums landing page is regularly confused with the Battlefront general discussion forum at the bottom of the landing page.  <Sign> Unfortunately, not the first time and won't be the last.  :(

Home / CM2 / Combat Mission - General Discussion - http://community.battlefront.com/forum/113-combat-mission-general-discussion/

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I can't help but find the thought of this auction being help on November 11th somewhat distasteful. Hopefully there will be a minutes silence sometime during the proceedings.

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1 hour ago, Warts 'n' all said:

I can't help but find the thought of this auction being help on November 11th somewhat distasteful. Hopefully there will be a minutes silence sometime during the proceedings.

Few things more patriotic than an auction on remembrance day. On the way, USA!

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On 11/5/2018 at 12:18 PM, Erwin said:

You'd need to check if "pink" was identified with feminine tastes in those days.  A lot of that sort of gender-based stuff was created by post war marketing departments.

They did put a pink triangle on the gays in the  KZ camps though.

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1 minute ago, Warts 'n' all said:
On 11/9/2018 at 10:36 AM, Bulletpoint said:

They did put a pink triangle on the gays in the  KZ camps though.

It was used for all people whom the Nazis considered to be sex offenders, including heterosexual male rapists. 

According to the wiki, the category was primarily homosexuals though.

Another clue that pink was associated with feminine traits back then (at least in the US) could be Daisy Duck, who first appeared in 1940:

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Of course, if you happened to be Prime Minister of Prussia, Speaker of the Reichstag, head of the Luftwaffe, etc etc then you were exempted from wearing a pink triangle. Although it was optional when you were playing dress up with yer mates... allegedly.

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