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Hitler's photographer revealed

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#1 The_Historian



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Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:51 PM

"The party atmosphere of the vivid, colourful photographs offer a chilling facade for the horrors perpetrated under the Nazis' monstrous regime.
The rare images were captured by German photographer Hugo Jaeger from the rise of fascism in Germany in the Thirties until the end of the Second World War.
He was given unique access to Adolf Hitler at massive, public rallies across Europe and also in more intimate moments with colleagues. The colour images bring Nazi Germany to life - in one image Hitler salutes crowds at a rally under a dazzling blue sky, while the backdrop is awash with the red of the swastika. In another picture, Hitler cozies up to a bunch of schoolgirls while they crowd around him in awe. Mr Jaeger was an early pioneer of colour photography, something which pleased the tyrant. According to Life Magazine, Hitler once told Mr Jaeger: 'The future belongs to colour photography.'
The story of how the pictures managed to survive the war is almost as remarkable as the images themselves."
Hitler and his schoolgirls: Colour photos emerge of Nazi leader celebrating his 50th birthday | Mail Online
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 04:27 PM

Great pictures , I love the on with the helmet with all the different Felgrau and Grün paint shades which clearly shows some had been specially repainted for the ceremony .


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Posted 12 January 2012 - 11:42 PM

As always, great information, Gordon. Many thanks.
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