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JNoble, January 23, 2006 in Germany: Third Reich: Organisational Membership Badges & Tinnies
"KdF Gau Essen"
"K.d.F. Fahrt i.d. Allgauer Alpen"
"Urlauberfahrten zur-Nordsee. N.S.G. Kraft durch Freude. 1934"
Robert, you beat me to the punch again, and exactly the same ones I was after.
However, for you:-
"Monte Olivia. Seereise Kraft durch Freude"
"NSG Kdf Bayern Nordsee Fahrt 1934"
What a beauty. It never ceases to amaze me how much effort was spent in the details of these things. It must start with a photo and maybe then to a block of wood and then to a die. I don't know for sure but the effort had to be pretty time/labor intensive. I guess that was one way to eleiminate unemployment. I want to show another one that you may already have. It has some wheight to iy but I am not quite sure from what it is made. Robert
Another for you:-
"Harzfahrt 1934. N.S.G. Kraft d. Freude Gau Weser Ems"
Before I forget, I am re-reading a book you may or may not have read. STRENGTH THROUGH JOY-CONSUMERISM AND MASS TOURISM IN THE THIRD REICH by Shelley Baranowski. I recall reading about Mone Olivia the first time thru it. I will try to provide furthur details. Robert
Pete A little about The Monte Olivia. "In May 1934 as soon as the weather permitted, KdF initiated its cruise program by sending the steamships Dresden and Monte Olivia from Bremerhaven to the North Sea island of Helgoland. The ships, filled with well-dressed and allegedly awestruck workers at sea for the first time in their lives, sailed through the Straits of Dover to the English Channel and Isle of Wight before returning to their port of disembarkation." Page 135 STRENGTH THROUGH JOY
I can post a photo of the steamer (chartered from the Hamburg-South America line) if I have enough file space. I need to devote less time to reading and more time enhancing my computer skills. Robert
No update on that tinnie collection Robert?
New to you ? :-
"KDF Gau Hamburg Hummel Hummell"
Two weeks is wat too long for this thread to be idle. Pat, that one hasn't been shown yet. It is a nice example. here is a zincker to show. NSg KdF Westfalen Nord. Nicely marked both front and back B. H. Mayer Pforzheim. Hard to see in scan but marked frontally as well.
Picture of the Gotic city hall in M?nster ............. ( with clean street )[attachmentid=59104]
And I do see more clean streets. Are people who litter prosecuted or is it a cultural thing whereby you simply do not litter? I see no auto traffic in the photo. Is that then a promenade for pedestrians and cyclists? And also, is the city hall of Munster still in use as an adminisrtative building or a historical site? Sorry if I ask too many questions. Robert
Hi Robert, I post your tinnie with the city hall here .There are different tinnies with this city hall on it, but I have never seen your nice tinnie before .
I found these nice links?..
Thank you for your interest.
Tinnie of Burgerhaus for showing the city hall in M?nster, Westphalen- Nord.
That part of M?nster is a pedestrian zone, where only delivery vehicles and emergency services are allowed to drive.
I don't think M?nster is any cleaner or more or less littered than other parts of Germany, except for the poorer parts of some large towns.
The city hall is a listed historical monument. It was largely destroyed during WW2, but rebuilt with much original material to the old plans.
Just before the facade collapsed, it looked like this in October 1944:
Today, it is a major tourist attraction and is also used for cultural and representative events.
[attachmentid=61163][attachmentid=61164] You gents have really shown some nice tinnies recently on this great site. I appreciate all of the helpful links and information that is given so graciously. Much to see and much to read. Anyway, here is the most recent addition. After all of these years, the snow still hasn't melted (so much for global warming) I have thought about giving this one a good cleaning but I don't want to risk losing any more of the snow effect. Keep up the good work and Benten, I am slowly preparing a note for you in my newly learned script. Have a nice weekend all. Robert
Tinnie KdF Gau K?ln Aachen.
Text above ; Nach harter Arbeit , Kraft durch Freude.
After hard labour, Strength through Joy.
Text below ; N.S.Gemeinschaft K.d.F. Gau K?ln Aachen
National Socialistic Community K.d.F Gau K?ln (Cologne) Aachen [attachmentid=61714]
I ?ve red in the book about the KdF of Baranovski ( Robert !) that these badges were given/sold when you took a tour with this local KdF .
I think the wavy line through the KdF- emblem below signifies the river Rine.
The crisp blue paint has come off for a part , many of these tinnies have this.
[attachmentid=61886]I retract my statement about the Munchen tinnie lacking a Haken Kreuz. I just looked and it has one. Would anyone else have an RZM marked tinnie w/o Haken? Anyway, one more KdF for the road.
[attachmentid=62003]Benten With pleasure. I have yet to find a Braunschweig badge I am happy with. This is probably one of the most copied badges and combined with the diferent variations produced very confusing as well. A nicely marked version you have there. Robert
[attachmentid=62004]The reverse is unmarked. Here's to hoping yours is as well.
Robert, your KdF tinnie is in very good shape ; it has a nice patina and all the paint is there!! You wil not find a better one.
I like the technical detailed front of the locomotive, shown in the low frog perspective.
Just like yours, the back of my KdF tinnie is plane too, no marks
Here a picture of the envirment of our KdF tinnie ; The Cologne Cathedral , the river Rine and the railway station.
Here is the sister of our tinnie ...............[attachmentid=62055]
One for you Robert, I don't think this one has been posted before.
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