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Adolf Hitler with Bernile Nienau, a young girl who was introduced to him as they both shared the same birthday. Hitler referred to her as his “little sweetheart” and she was often invited, along with her mother, to spend time at his home, even after finding out that her mother was Jewish.

Adjuristine Uniform

The Adjuristine exclusively use the red clerical collar to be distinguished from the common priest. The everyday short sleeved barong provides comfort in a tropical climate that can be complemented by a coat in special gatherings or during the rainy season.

The sutana with red clerical collar and the Benedictine monk robe with red cincture were used by the Adjuristine during WW2 as they fight the Yokai-possessed Japanese army.

Léon Degrelle (June 15th 1906 - March 31th 1994)

Degrelle was a Walloon Belgian Officer during the World War II and later he joined the Waffen SS.
He fought on the Eastern Front and received the Eastern front medal (“Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/42) in August 1942.
After World War II, he was a prominent figure in fascist movements.
In the Waffen SS he commanded the 28th SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier-Division Wallonien

In 1994, Léon Degrelle died of an heart attack in a hospital of Málaga.

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Léon Degrelle (15 Juin 1906 - 31 Mars 1994)

Degrelle était un officier Belge (Wallonie) durant la Deuxième guerre mondiale et il a ensuite rejoint la Waffen SS.
Il a combattu sur le front de l'Est et a reçu la médaille du Front de l'Est en Aout 1942.
Après la guerre il a été accusé de mouvement fasciste.
Dans la Waffen SS il a commandé la 28e SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier-Division Wallonie.

En 1994, Degrelle est mort d'un arrêt cardiaque à l’hôpital de Malaga.

SS Wiking brothers :

Kam brothers in the Waffen-SS (from left to right): Poul, Søren etErik. The Danes were photographed in 1943 and they fought in the ranks of the Wiking Division.
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Les frères de la division SS Wiking :

Les frères Kam dans la Waffen-SS (de gauche à droite) : Poul, Søren and Erik. Les danois étaient photographiés en 1943 et ils ont combattus dans les rangs de la Division Wiking.

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In Memory of Hanna Reitsch!

Hanna Reitsch (* 29th of March 1912 - † 24th of August 1979) was one of the most famous and successful female pilots from Germany. She already had an interesst in flying as a young girl and wanted to become a flying missionary doctor. During her free time she visited the glider airfield were she also met the famous rocket scientist Wernher von Braun. Reitsch passed her Abitur in 1931 and started studying medicin in 1932. In the same year she made her dream come true and acquired her pilot licence (though she was only 1,50 cm high). But that wasn’t the only thing she achieved that day. Hanna managed to put up a new record  for spending 5,5 hours up in the air. Later she became a flight instructor and broke up her medicin study. With 305 km of flying she put up a new worldrecord in 1936 (as a female glider). In 1934 she became a member of the „Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Segelflug“ and was appointed as a flight captain by Ernst Udet himself (she was the first women to receive this honour). This lead her to become a test pilot for Flugerprobungsstelle der Luftwaffe Rechlin were she tested several Stukas, Bombers and Fighters for the Luftwaffe.

During the time of National Socialism Reitsch even flew the Messerschmitt Me 163 (Rocket-powered aircraft) but without the highly explosive rockets on board because the risk was to high that she might die in an accindent which was not the case the National Socialistic Regim wanted to happen.
Still she was seriously injured for several times during her service as a test pilot and Eiserne Kreuz 1te und 2te Klasse ( EK 1 as the only women to receive it in history).

After the second world war Hanna continued to work as a test pilot in 1954 after several denazification procedures. She flew for the Deutschen Versuchsanstalt für Luftfahrt (DVL).
Reitsch flew to India where she tried to build a  power glider flight network. In 1961 she even flew into the United States of America because she was invited by John F. Kennedy (the president of the U.S.A. at that time) and met Wernher von Braun there agian. She also spend some time in Ghana where she build a flight school for gliders and became the personal pilot for Ghanas president. In 1968 she was one of the founders of the Vereinigung Deutscher Pilotinnen (Union for female german pilots) and continued making several new records in serveral flying  cathegorys. The International Order of Characters appointed her to “Pilot of the year” in 1971. One year later Hanna  became an honourary fellow of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots in California.
Reitsch flew until she died on the 24st of August in 1979 at the age of 67 because of acute heart failure.

On 26 July 1945, her Task Force was attacked by two bombers acting as “Kamikaze” suicide weapons. One made an imprint on the side of the HMS Sussex, from which it could be identified as a Mitsubishi Ki-51 “Sonia”.
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Le 26 juillet 1945, le HMS Sussex a été attaqué par 2 “Kamikaze”. L'un d'entre a laissé une marque sur le flanc de l'HMS. Il a été identifié comme étant un Mitsubishi Ki-51 “Sonia”

German soldier of the SS Latvian Legion, date and place unknow. The Legion was created in 1943, consisting primarily of ethnic Latvian soldiers.

The legion consisted of two divisions of the Waffen-SS:
- 15th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Latvian)
- 19th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (2nd Latvian)

It fought its first battle in the Siege of Leningrad. It continued fighting around Leningrad until the German forces retreated in January 1944.

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Soldats allemands de la 15e division SS de grenadiers Lettland (Lettonie), date et lieu inconnu. La légion a été créée en 1943, conçu exclusivement de soldats Lettons.

La légion consistait en deux divisions Waffen SS :
-15e division SS de grenadiers « Lettland » (1re lettonne)
*19e division SS de grenadiers « Lettland » (2re lettonne)

Les Lettons ont tout d'abord participé au Siège de Leningrad. Ils ont continués à combattre aux alentours de Leningrad jusqu'au retrait des forces allemandes en janvier 1944.

Germans Wehrmacht soldiers during a fight.
Behind them you can see a 7,5-cm PaK 40

Effective firing range of the Pak 40 : 1,800 metres
Weight : 1,425 kg
Number built Approximately : 20,000
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Soldats allemands pendant un combat.
Derrière eux on aperçoit un 7,5-cm PaK 40

Portée effective du PaK 40 - 1,800 mètres
Poids : 1,425 kg
Nombre construits approximativement : 20,000

Theodor Scherer : (17 September 1889 - 17 May 1951)

Born in 1889 he served during World War I and after the Great War he served as a police officer during 15 years.
he rejoined the army in 1935 with the rank of Oberstleutnant and commanded the newly formed Infanterie Regiment 507 in 1940 which he led throughout the campaign in the West..

In mid-April 1945 Scherer was transferred from a senior staff position at the 4th Panzer Army to take over the defence of the Schwarzen Elster river, near the Elbe.

He was awarded with Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

Scherer was killed in a car accident at Ludwigsburg in May 1951.

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Theodor Scherer : (17 septembre 1889 - 17 mai 1951)

Née en 1889 il a servi durant la Première guerre mondiale peu après la Grande Guerre il a servi en tant qu'officier de police pendant plus de 15 ans.
Il a rejoint les rangs de l'armée Allemande en 1935 avec le grade d'Oberstleutnant et a pris le commandement du régiment d'infanterie 507 en 1940 qui a participé a la Campagne de l'Ouest.

En mi-avril 1945 Scherer a été transféré à la 4th Panzer Division pour prendre part à la défense de la rivière de Elster Noire près de l'Elbe.

Il a été décoré de la Croix de chevalier de la croix de fer avec glaives et feuille de chêne.

Scherer est mort dans un accident de voiture à Ludwigsbourg en mai 1951.

Sir Douglas Robert Stuart Bader (21st of February 1910 - 5th of September 1982) climbing in his Spitfire Mk. IX.
Sir Bader was an amputee, losing both legs in an accident with his Bristol Bulldog biplane as he tried to make a role on very low attitudes causing his wing to hit the ground with fatal results.

During the second world war he became a famous high scoring ace of the Royal Air Force with 15 confirmed kills before he was captured by the Germans.
He also became close friends with Adolf Galland, one of the high scoring aces of the Luftwaffe. Their friendship continued after the war.

Sir Bader received following awards: CBE (Order of the British Empire), DSO Clasp (Distinguished Serive Order) and the DFC Clasp (Distinguished Flying Cross)