Heroes for Volk und Vaterland
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This is a scene depicting the German heroes of the People and Fatherland. The figure in the foreground is an SA man or Sturmabteilung (brown shirt trooper). In this picture they represent the political guardians of the German people and the men who made the struggle for rightist power successful. The SA was mostly loyal young men who believed in the NS cause and destiny. They were for the most part idealists like Horst Wessel, who was murdered by Red Front thugs in his home on 23 February 1930. The song he wrote was “Die Fahne Hoch“, “Raise the Banner.” Although the Third Reich is now history, the song is still sung worldwide at various functions here and there.
The SA man pictured is wearing the collar patch denoting that he is attached to the Waschtstandarte Feldherrenhalle. The insignia is a Gothic “W.” This was an elite group of specially trained security troopers that often guarded the party rallies as well as other important functions. The Wehrmacht soldier depicted here wears the early uniform and helmet with the national colours schwarz, weiss, rot, black, white, red. Such soldiers took part in some of the Reichparteitags on Tag der Deutschen Wehrmacht or, Day of the German Armed Forces. This often was the most thrilling of all the displays and exhibitions when hundreds of tanks, precision marching, Luftwaffe air exercises, etc., were revealed to the German public and foreign guests and observers. The obvious message that is proffered here is also this: the SA man eventually evolves to the soldier, this is the natural progression that was sought for the defence of the Reich and Western Europe.
So this is a tapestry with a message as a bonus to its obvious beauty. Measures 50x 70 INCHES /127 cm x 178cm
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