Hitler's 50th birthday

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Hitler's 50th birthday

Postby Australian Guy » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:49 pm

Just for interest, I thought you might find this picture interesting. It was taken during his 50th birthday celebration at the German Club here in Adelaide Australia :eek:


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Re: Hitler's 50th birthday

Postby The Devils Bank » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:02 pm

I wonder who attended? :-??

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Re: Hitler's 50th birthday

Postby Dave_Holden » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:07 pm

What an amazing picture from Australia, that has to be a rare photo for sure. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Hitler's 50th birthday

Postby muckaroon1960 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:03 pm

Taken in April 1939 just a few months before the outbreak of WW2. Didn't realise there was any sort of following in Australia? Britain had its Fascist party and Oswald Mosley. Was there an Australian fascist political party during this period?

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Re: Hitler's 50th birthday

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:02 pm

I bet they didn't repeat it for his 51st :lol: Regards Mark

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Re: Hitler's 50th birthday

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:21 pm

However a couple of points to consider here is the photograph was taken inside a German club not in a mainstream venue in Australia. Also Australia at that time closely followed Britain and supported them in their foreign policies ( remember Chamberlain waving that famous Munich letter) so what was good enough for the 'mother ' country was good enough for us. I think it's fair to say that at that time Australia had more fear, anger, aggression and indeed in some quarters support for Communism than Facisim. Very unique photo though Grant. Regards Mark.

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Re: Hitler's 50th birthday

Postby The Devils Bank » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:01 pm

Well explained Mark, I suppose there were a few Germans in Australia at the time, who supported Hitler.

Probably a small minority, who just wanted a excuse for a drink or two.. :grin:

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Re: Hitler's 50th birthday

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:37 am

No doubt Pete and it's fair to say that public perception of Hitler was very different before the war than after it started and in the years since. In fact I think in many ways it's more intense now than ever. Talking about a drink at a German club, funny you should mention that. While not a member I am on a mailing list to a German club located in Canberra our nations capital. This year like last I will be attending their Oktoberfest celebrations with a couple of mates in a couple of weeks. Great atmosphere, food and drink aplenty and good too :thumbsup: Regards Mark.

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