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Stigroadie wrote:I've seen it with the cigarette held between the thumb and first two fingers, the burning end of the ciggie cupped in the palm area. Story I was told was it cuts down on the visible glow so you are not as easy to spot when having a crafty smoke.
I would never consider it the only way a 'european' would smoke. Thats just silly.
Thats who many smoked in the army down such places as the tank park
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I just don't believe the German army had a right or wrong way to smoke. It's all about the situation you find yourself in. Please tell me the hobby hasn't come down to saying there's a right way to hold a tab :shock:
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The hobby hasn't come down to saying there is a right way to hold a tab.

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Thank God. I thought the next thing would be which leg to put in my trousers first :roll:
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dog green 1 wrote:Thank God. I thought the next thing would be which leg to put in my trousers first :roll:
The right ! :lol:
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dog green 1 wrote:I just don't believe the German army had a right or wrong way to smoke. It's all about the situation you find yourself in. Please tell me the hobby hasn't come down to saying there's a right way to hold a tab :shock:
It's not that the German Army had a right way to smoke it's that that is how Europeans typically held their smokes in that time (from what I have been told), and that includes Germans.
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Franz repper wrote:
Chainsaw 7 wrote:
dog green 1 wrote:Why?????
Because that's typically how Europeans held a cigarette. :wink:
Um you better tell these Europeans :wink:
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Right hand side of photo and on the photo below both ways of holding said smoky thing
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Oh those are the Elite guys, doesnt count. :)
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SchutzeHagemann wrote:that is how Europeans typically held their smokes in that time (from what I have been told), and that includes Germans.
Now you know it isnt.
Aint forums fun. :wink:

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Stigroadie wrote:
SchutzeHagemann wrote:that is how Europeans typically held their smokes in that time (from what I have been told), and that includes Germans.
Now you know it isnt.
Aint forums fun. :wink:
Oh totally... :D
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:lol:

I see my original post was not clear.

Doesn't the :wink: = sarcasm??

Lighten up folks...there are as many ways to hold a cigarette as there are smokers.

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Hi,
sorry to stray off topic (think the thread has wandered a bit anyway!) but look at the bottom pic in SchutzeHagemann's post above.
1) NCO 3rd from left wearing civilian checked shirt - outside his collar and in the presence of a senior NCO!
2) Hauptscahrfuhrer's cap - no eagle.
3) Unterscharfuhrer on right - no NCO collar tress (I know - not such a big deal especially if recently promoted).

Any idea what the cuff-title on right is - Westland?
Date anyone - 1943 with tunic types/ prevalence of cammo caps?

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For what its worth, in my opinion the uniform looks pretty neat. I also understood that this was the 'cut' of German uniforms at the time, commonly known today as the 'English cut' - high cut armholes, sleeves just short on the wrist, narrow fit.

Forgot to say I don't know much on how to hold a smoke as I never indulged. :roll:

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PaulW wrote:Hi,
sorry to stray off topic (think the thread has wandered a bit anyway!) but look at the bottom pic in SchutzeHagemann's post above.
1) NCO 3rd from left wearing civilian checked shirt - outside his collar and in the presence of a senior NCO!
2) Hauptscahrfuhrer's cap - no eagle.
3) Unterscharfuhrer on right - no NCO collar tress (I know - not such a big deal especially if recently promoted).

Any idea what the cuff-title on right is - Westland?
Date anyone - 1943 with tunic types/ prevalence of cammo caps?
Paul its Russia 1944 and the cuff title reads Germania ( SS panzer regiment 9) have a look at photo below . There is no more info on the back of the photo sorry
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Lack of bling in all pictures. Even for those with senior NCO rank their tunics are very much open areas of grey wool.

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Stigroadie wrote:Lack of bling in all pictures. Even for those with senior NCO rank their tunics are very much open areas of grey wool.
Its gone off for polishing ??? Herr Stigroadie I have a lot of photos like this
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