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RARE photo of Hitler with early supporters including Phillip Bouhler and Martin Bormann (arm in a sling)

Hitler is wearing a rare uniform that appears similar to the windbreaker uniforms worn prior to the putsch. It was meant to be a uniform since he wears his early armband and awards on it.

This ‘1926 uniform’ was likely green in color since that was the color of the pre-putsch NSDAP. Only after the reformation of the party in 1925 did they begin to wear brown.

Bormann wears a similar uniform without breast pockets

1935 May 1

 Nazi officials in the event Reichsarbeitstag (Reich Labor Day) 

 From left to right: SS-Gruppenführer Philipp Bouhler (Chef Führerkanzlei),

SA-Gruppenführer Rudolf Schmeer (Reichshauptdienstleiter der NSDAP),

Adolf Hitler (Führer und Reichskanzler),

Reichsminister Bernhard Rust (turned to the right, Reichsminister für Wissenschaft, und Erziehung Volksbildung) ,

SA-Gruppenführer Hanns Kerrl (Reichsminister für Kirchenangelegenheiten),

Reichsminister Dr. phil. Joseph Goebbels (Reichsminister Volksaufklärung für und Propaganda),

SS-Untersturmführer Karl Wilhelm Krause (behind Goebbels, Hitler von persönliche Kamerdiener),

Major Friedrich Hossbach (Heeres-Adjutant der “Adjutantur der beim Führer und Reichskanzler Wehrmacht”),

SA-Gruppenführer Wilhelm Brückner (Chefadjutant “Führer und Reichskanzler”),

SS-Obergruppenführer Richard Walther Darre (behind Brückner, Chef Rasse-und Siedlungshauptamt / Rusha),

Baldur von Schirach Reichsjugendführer (Jugendführer des Deutschen Reiches), and

Franz Reichsminister Seldte (far right in the back Schirach, Reichsarbeitsminister)

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1938

November   Munich

Hitler, Goering  and  Members of the Alte Kampfer commemorate the Münich Beer Hall Putsch of 1923. The flag of Feldernhalle flies overhead.

Since the Nazis came to power, each November 9, they gathered in Münich to participate in the event,

Recreating the same route from 1923 that the coup members took. They would leisurely stroll down Rosenheimerstraße and Zweibrückenstraße of Bürgerbräukeller by traversing Ludwigsbrucke (Ludwig bridge) over the river Isar, Tal, Marienplatz , Weinstraße / Theatinerstrasse, crossed into Perusastraße, then to Residenzstrasse, and ended at Feldherrnhalle.

Front row, from left to right: Adolf Hühnlein (not visible in photo), Hans Streck, Theodor Kuhn, Dr. Friedrich Weber, Hermann Göring, Adolf Hitler, Werner von Blomberg, Ulrich Graf, Hermann Kriebel, Richard Kolb, and Wilhelm Frick.

Back row: Hans Frank, Max Sasselmann (closed Weber), Dr.. Walter Schultze, Alfred Rosenberg, Arno Schickdanz, Philipp Bouhler and Max Amann (the latter three are not visible).

Remember! They were not wearing the regular brown SA uniforms but the  Alte Kampfer (“Old Warrior”, aka the holders Blutorden).

Ulrich Graf (Hitler’s personal bodyguard, who took a bullet meant for Hitler at the Putsch) even wears his original SS armband on his arm.

This event was one of the very few times Hitler would wear his blood order award.