Curiosity Killed The Cat.

RSS

mehrseinalsscheinen:

TIME FOR ANOTHER EPISODE OF: CHRIS BITCHES ABOUT WHY 99% OF WHAT PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT WWII GERMAN STUFF IS UTTER GARBAGE WHILE NOBODY LISTENS!

Today’s episode:

The Ooguh Booguh Scary Masked Dirlewanger Men

There is little doubt that the Dirlewanger Brigade, who was comprised of convicted criminals who were given the option to work off their sentence by fighting in the war, was a notorious bunch of bastards. The top two photos are two of the most common photos attributed to this feared penal unit, with the rather sinister looking camo masks adding an even deeper dimension of spooky to this already horror-movie-worthy unit.

A quick Google search of the word “Dirlewanger” will pop these photos up in 0.24 seconds.

The typical explanation for these typically varies, but the most frequent explanations are the following:

-To strike fear into the civilian populace they terrorized.

-To cover their faces to avoid being identified as rapist to German staff

-To hide their identity due to the photographs of them taken during the Warsaw uprising.

No think logically and objectively to yourself for just one second. Do any of these even make sense??

Well it doesn’t matter! These masked men are not part of the ooguh booguh Dirlewanger nasties at all! In an issue of Die Wehrmacht, a wartime publication similar to the American Stars and Stripes or Yank, there was a special article on the 7th Gebirgsdivision fighting in Finland. What’s that you see?? That’s right! The famous spooky mask pictures are featured and discussed, except as what they really are; pictures of the 7th Gebirgsdivision as part of the Lapland Army!!

One cannot deny that there is an element of spookiness about the masks but when one realizes that these were men fighting above the Artic Circle, it tends to make a little more sense than some sort of horror movie bullshit that is now the standard story.

As the greatest artist of all time once said “Just because you read it in a magazine or see it on a TV screen don’t make it factual!” -MJ

der-reichsleiter:

Heinrich Himmler (1900-1945) saluting at rally

der-reichsleiter:

Heinrich Himmler (1900-1945) saluting at rally

horrorharbour:

The Poughkeepsie Tapes