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Perhaps we are inclined to think that this funny moustache was invented by Hitler, but to my experience it is more likely that Hitler was a folower of fashion.

There are many portraits of men wearing this tooth brush moustache, not in the least the American actors Charlie Chaplin and Oliver Hardy.

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For what it's worth, the guy in my photo paid a heavy price for his devotion to the cause. As commander of the Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment of the Panzer Lehr Division, he was wounded and captured by Canadian troops on 8 June 1944, and according to various reports mistreated by the Canadians, and finally died on 18 June.

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The mustache although Chaplin like, was actually, in Germany, the mark of a front line soldier. It was the proscribed facial hair by regulation for the early gas masks. I have a bunch of Stahlhelm soldiers wearing this, but not younger men or Spd/KPD supporters, nor Adel chappies.

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