MLU FORUM  

Go Back   MLU FORUM > GENERAL WW2 TOPICS > WW2 Military History & Equipment

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-02-07, 03:21
sapper740's Avatar
sapper740 sapper740 is offline
Derek Heuring
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Corinth, Texas
Posts: 2,019
Default Nazi Lärchebäume im Wald

Anybody ever hear of this and how it could survive until 2001? The Larch is an conifer tree that turns colour in the Fall. In 1937, in Zernikow about a 110 km. north of Berlin, a local businessman and ardent follower of Adolf Hitler planted a 60 by 60 metre area of Larch trees. The trees were planted in the shape of a Swastika and could only be seen from the air. During Autumn, when the Larch trees changed their colour they stood out in stark contrast against the green forest of surrounding pine trees. Discovered many years after the war, this long-forgotten symbol of the Nazi era was finally removed by cutting down 27 of the 57 trees that made up the Swastika design. This was done in 2001 by the Brandenburg State Forest authorities. Local farmer, Joachim Schultz, remarked "It was quite embarrassing, we were afraid that it would become a pilgrimage site"
Displaying the Swastika symbol is forbidden in Germany today, as is owning a copy of Hitler's book 'Mein Kampf' a copy of which was presented to all newly married couples. Mein Gott!
Attached Images
 
__________________
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Last edited by sapper740; 10-02-07 at 18:18.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-02-07, 11:58
Kuno Kuno is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Libya... most of the Time
Posts: 507
Default

"The Larch is an Evergreen tree"

...I am not that sure; all of them I have seen are loosing the needles at the end of the year
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-02-07, 13:18
Mike Kelly's Avatar
Mike Kelly Mike Kelly is offline
Fan of Lord Nuffield
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Victoria Australia
Posts: 4,820
Default German consulate

For many years after the war , the former German consul building in Sydney , Australia , featured swastikas on the paved walkways . The elaborate paving work was on footpaths , or in the foyer maybe .

Mike
__________________
1940 cab 11 C8
1940 Morris-Commercial PU
1941 Morris-Commercial CS8
1940 Chev. 15cwt GS Van ( Aust.)
1942-45 Jeep salad
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-02-07, 14:51
Tony Smith's Avatar
Tony Smith Tony Smith is offline
No1, Mk 2** (I'm back!)
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Lithgow, NSW, Australia
Posts: 4,865
Default

Mike, the building you are thinking of is actually Customs House (1845) at Circular Quay in Sydney. The Swastikas are the Sanskrit version, "turning" counter-clockwise. They are in tiles on the terazzo floor of the lobby and were laid during a refurbishment during 1918. They are still there, but with signs explaining their background.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-02-07, 17:11
RHClarke's Avatar
RHClarke RHClarke is offline
Mr. HUP
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Ottawa Area
Posts: 2,325
Default THAT'S NOTHING

Quote:
Originally posted by Mike Kelly
For many years after the war , the former German consul building in Sydney , Australia , featured swastikas on the paved walkways . The elaborate paving work was on footpaths , or in the foyer maybe .

Mike
We have a whole town named Swastika:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika,_Ontario

I remember as a teen riding my bike out of Kirkland Lake towards Swastika and seeing a rather large sign that stated (words to the effect) "Hitler be damned! We had it first!"
__________________
RHC
Why is it that when you have the $$, you don't have the time, and when you have the time you don't have the $$?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-02-07, 18:16
sapper740's Avatar
sapper740 sapper740 is offline
Derek Heuring
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Corinth, Texas
Posts: 2,019
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Kuno
"The Larch is an Evergreen tree"

...I am not that sure; all of them I have seen are loosing the needles at the end of the year

You're right, I meant to say "conifer". The Larch is a deciduous tree with needle-like leaves. We have a sub-alpine Larch species that grows on the flanks of the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia where I used to hunt.
__________________
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-02-07, 20:40
Jon Skagfeld's Avatar
Jon Skagfeld Jon Skagfeld is offline
M38A1 CDN3
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Owen Sound ON
Posts: 2,187
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by sapper740
You're right, I meant to say "conifer". The Larch is a deciduous tree with needle-like leaves. We have a sub-alpine Larch species that grows on the flanks of the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia where I used to hunt.
The larch is also indigenous to "The Lumberjack Song".
__________________
PRONTO SENDS
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-02-07, 21:54
sapper740's Avatar
sapper740 sapper740 is offline
Derek Heuring
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Corinth, Texas
Posts: 2,019
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Jon Skagfeld
The larch is also indigenous to "The Lumberjack Song".
So Jon, are you........O.K.?
__________________
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-02-07, 22:42
Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP)'s Avatar
Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP) Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP) is offline
former OC MLU, AKA 'Jif' - sadly no longer with us
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,400
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by sapper740
So Jon, are you........O.K.?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR7RHgdVTCg

A trifle confused perhaps, but then that comes from copious amounts of beer and jumping out of perfecly serviceable aircraft. I should know.
__________________
SUNRAY SENDS AND ENDS
:remember :support
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-02-07, 22:55
Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP)'s Avatar
Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP) Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP) is offline
former OC MLU, AKA 'Jif' - sadly no longer with us
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,400
Default And now for something...

...completely silly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leEsz9ci5XE&NR
__________________
SUNRAY SENDS AND ENDS
:remember :support
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-02-07, 01:04
Pete Ashby Pete Ashby is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Llandysul Wales
Posts: 618
Default My all time favourite film

Geoff Old Boy

you need to get out more

PTO&G (GM) with Order of the Knights that say Nee

Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-02-07, 01:19
Jordan Baker's Avatar
Jordan Baker Jordan Baker is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Posts: 3,777
Default

even more of a waste of time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxOby...elated&search=
__________________
Jordan Baker
RHLI Museum,
Otter LRC
C15A-Wire3, 1944
Willys MB, 1942
Dodge D23c, 1942
10cwt Canadian trailer
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-02-07, 01:29
Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP)'s Avatar
Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP) Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP) is offline
former OC MLU, AKA 'Jif' - sadly no longer with us
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,400
Default Re: Pete

...or is that properly spelt 'Repeat'... and you thought I was a sick puppy... oh my....
__________________
SUNRAY SENDS AND ENDS
:remember :support
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-02-07, 01:35
Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP)'s Avatar
Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP) Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP) is offline
former OC MLU, AKA 'Jif' - sadly no longer with us
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,400
Default

Just to prove that I AM sicker than Jordan, take this, Mary Queen o' Scots...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luVjk...elated&search=
__________________
SUNRAY SENDS AND ENDS
:remember :support
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11-02-07, 01:37
Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP)'s Avatar
Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP) Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP) is offline
former OC MLU, AKA 'Jif' - sadly no longer with us
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,400
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Geoff Winnington-Ball
Just to prove that I AM sicker than Jordan, take this, Mary Queen o' Scots...
Five bonus points to he or she who can identify the latter part of the quote...
__________________
SUNRAY SENDS AND ENDS
:remember :support
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 11-02-07, 01:41
Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP)'s Avatar
Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP) Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP) is offline
former OC MLU, AKA 'Jif' - sadly no longer with us
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,400
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Geoff Winnington-Ball
Just to prove that I AM sicker than Jordan, take this, Mary Queen o' Scots...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luVjk...elated&search=
It gets worse...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcxKI...elated&search=
__________________
SUNRAY SENDS AND ENDS
:remember :support
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 11-02-07, 04:16
Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP)'s Avatar
Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP) Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP) is offline
former OC MLU, AKA 'Jif' - sadly no longer with us
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,400
Default The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch

The Book Of Armaments...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjeJi07O7uQ
__________________
SUNRAY SENDS AND ENDS
:remember :support
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 11-02-07, 04:59
Jon Skagfeld's Avatar
Jon Skagfeld Jon Skagfeld is offline
M38A1 CDN3
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Owen Sound ON
Posts: 2,187
Default YouTube

You buggers with high speed net access are irking me somewhat.

I simply cannot download youtube stuff. It took me 37 minutes to download a 30 second clip of ...Zirkus.

That's the only downside of living in the country!
__________________
PRONTO SENDS
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 11-02-07, 17:27
Barry Churcher's Avatar
Barry Churcher Barry Churcher is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Castleton Ont.
Posts: 963
Default

Hey Jon, I agree wholeheartedly!
When Janet asked about high speed she was told that someone would get back to her with what "year" it would be available.
Cheers,
Barry
__________________

Every twenty minute job is one broken bolt away from a three day ordeal.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 11-02-07, 19:15
sapper740's Avatar
sapper740 sapper740 is offline
Derek Heuring
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Corinth, Texas
Posts: 2,019
Default Natural progression?

O.K., let me see if I can follow the progression of this thread.

Nazi sympathizer plants trees in the forest which leads to a discussion on Tree Phylum which then takes us to Australia where the discussion turns to the Sanskrit good luck symbol and 1918 renovations. We then discuss geographic place names in Ontario, Canada until the discussion abruptly changes to a well known song making fun of Canadian lumberjacks and Mounties. Jefe then takes us on a brief interlude to a video sharing website that Jon can't download 'cause his dial-up modem is slower than Sugar Maple tree sap in January (remember the discussion on tree Phylum?) We then alternate between links of video clips of a '70's science fiction show ('though the protaganist is Canadian) and a British comedy troupe. Interspersed throughout are vague references to imbibing of alcoholic beverages, sexual innuendo, aeronautical sports, and competition to see who is in greater need of psychological counseling. That's what I love about MLU, all the threads are sharp and to the point!
__________________
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 11-02-07, 19:27
Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP)'s Avatar
Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP) Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP) is offline
former OC MLU, AKA 'Jif' - sadly no longer with us
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,400
Default Re: Natural progression?

Quote:
Originally posted by sapper740
O.K., let me see if I can follow the progression of this thread.

Nazi sympathizer plants trees in the forest which leads to a discussion on Tree Phylum which then takes us to Australia where the discussion turns to the Sanskrit good luck symbol and 1918 renovations. We then discuss geographic place names in Ontario, Canada until the discussion abruptly changes to a well known song making fun of Canadian lumberjacks and Mounties. Jefe then takes us on a brief interlude to a video sharing website that Jon can't download 'cause his dial-up modem is slower than Sugar Maple tree sap in January (remember the discussion on tree Phylum?) We then alternate between links of video clips of a '70's science fiction show ('though the protaganist is Canadian) and a British comedy troupe. Interspersed throughout are vague references to imbibing of alcoholic beverages, sexual innuendo, aeronautical sports, and competition to see who is in greater need of psychological counseling. That's what I love about MLU, all the threads are sharp and to the point!
I think you've got it, sweetcheeks, so carry on!

In the meantime, I'm off for eggs and back bacon for brunch. See y'all in a bit.
__________________
SUNRAY SENDS AND ENDS
:remember :support
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 11-02-07, 19:43
sapper740's Avatar
sapper740 sapper740 is offline
Derek Heuring
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Corinth, Texas
Posts: 2,019
Default Re: Re: Natural progression?

Quote:
Originally posted by Geoff Winnington-Ball
I think you've got it, sweetcheeks, so carry on!

Shhhh! Careful Jefe, you're giving away our secret!
__________________
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 11-02-07, 20:36
Grant Bowker Grant Bowker is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 2,103
Default Sunray's brunch

At the time you wrote, Bub and Rub were probably dressed in their "Sunday best" perched on their chairs at Chez Marie waiting for you to show up to join them for "snotty eggs and little boys" or "golfers' special minus the french toast". Did you make it in time before they left to go back to the barn?
I know this is off the original topic, but so many others have been too, that I think it's now a case of "so what?".
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 11-02-07, 21:04
Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP)'s Avatar
Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP) Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP) is offline
former OC MLU, AKA 'Jif' - sadly no longer with us
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,400
Default Re: Sunray's brunch

Quote:
Originally posted by Grant Bowker
At the time you wrote, Bub and Rub were probably dressed in their "Sunday best" perched on their chairs at Chez Marie ...
I take it Chez Marie lets them in in their underwear... must be damned cold, but what the hell... each to his own I guess.
__________________
SUNRAY SENDS AND ENDS
:remember :support
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 11-02-07, 21:32
alleramilitaria's Avatar
alleramilitaria alleramilitaria is offline
Dave Demorrow
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: texas USA
Posts: 1,133
Default

thats not the only place that trees are planted like that
there is one or two in nurnburg like that. also at many US army posts in germany you can still see the crosses on buildings. the original crosses were normaly chipped by hand off the buildings and can now bee seen as a imprint. also the old army banners are still there. funny thing is in mainz there was a SS radio school, they removed the crosses but lrft the SS banners there.
__________________
44 GPW, 43 MB, 42 trailer, 43 cckw
44 MORRIS C8, M-3A1 SCOUT CAR
41 U/C, 42 U/C x 2, 44 U/C
42 6LB GUN
and the list keeps growing, and growing.... i need help LOL
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 12-02-07, 03:43
Jon Skagfeld's Avatar
Jon Skagfeld Jon Skagfeld is offline
M38A1 CDN3
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Owen Sound ON
Posts: 2,187
Default Re: Natural progression?

Quote:
Originally posted by sapper740
O.K., let me see if I can follow the progression of this thread.

Nazi sympathizer plants trees in the forest which leads to a discussion on Tree Phylum which then takes us to Australia where the discussion turns to the Sanskrit good luck symbol and 1918 renovations. We then discuss geographic place names in Ontario, Canada until the discussion abruptly changes to a well known song making fun of Canadian lumberjacks and Mounties. Jefe then takes us on a brief interlude to a video sharing website that Jon can't download 'cause his dial-up modem is slower than Sugar Maple tree sap in January (remember the discussion on tree Phylum?) We then alternate between links of video clips of a '70's science fiction show ('though the protaganist is Canadian) and a British comedy troupe. Interspersed throughout are vague references to imbibing of alcoholic beverages, sexual innuendo, aeronautical sports, and competition to see who is in greater need of psychological counseling. That's what I love about MLU, all the threads are sharp and to the point!
Derek: You've left me howling with utter mirth. My wife thinks I've taken the vapours. I have tried to dry my eyes with tissues, but I can't keep up with the copious discharge of lachrymose fluid. (Look that up in yer Funk&Wagnall's).

What a great synopsis of a great thread. Thank you...ROFLMAO!!!!
__________________
PRONTO SENDS
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 12-02-07, 04:21
Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP)'s Avatar
Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP) Geoff Winnington-Ball (RIP) is offline
former OC MLU, AKA 'Jif' - sadly no longer with us
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,400
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by alleramilitaria
thats not the only place that trees are planted like that
there is one or two in nurnburg like that. also at many US army posts in germany you can still see the crosses on buildings. the original crosses were normaly chipped by hand off the buildings and can now bee seen as a imprint. also the old army banners are still there. funny thing is in mainz there was a SS radio school, they removed the crosses but lrft the SS banners there.
And just who gave you permission to bring this thread back on-topic? Eh? Getting a little big for our britches, are we? Bloody Texans, you haven't learnt, have you? Grant's army should have turned right instead of left. Sheesh. The benefits of hindsight. Ah well.

In the meantime, I'm watching The Princess Bride, so piss off for a while... "My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!". One of the all-time great movies...
__________________
SUNRAY SENDS AND ENDS
:remember :support
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 12-02-07, 10:06
Tony Smith's Avatar
Tony Smith Tony Smith is offline
No1, Mk 2** (I'm back!)
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Lithgow, NSW, Australia
Posts: 4,865
Default Re: Natural progression?

Quote:
Originally posted by sapper740
O.K., let me see if I can follow the progression of this thread.
You need to download THREADJACKER2000(tm), Vers 2.3 is the current update. This is normally part of the software downloaded when registering for MLU, but in some installations the Autorun feature doesn't initialise and you will need to manually open the program. Just part of the suite of software that makes MLU so unique!
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 12-02-07, 20:59
wim sikkelbein's Avatar
wim sikkelbein wim sikkelbein is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: rijssen, holland
Posts: 181
Default swastika building

At the risk of being expelled from this thread for being on topic
I give you this:
A San Diego base site
Attached Images
 
__________________
In flanders fields the poppies blow.
Between the crosses row on row.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 12-02-07, 23:20
alleramilitaria's Avatar
alleramilitaria alleramilitaria is offline
Dave Demorrow
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: texas USA
Posts: 1,133
Default

ummmm jif......
im from northern indiana, i just moved to texas when the army told me too.
__________________
44 GPW, 43 MB, 42 trailer, 43 cckw
44 MORRIS C8, M-3A1 SCOUT CAR
41 U/C, 42 U/C x 2, 44 U/C
42 6LB GUN
and the list keeps growing, and growing.... i need help LOL
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 07:33.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © Maple Leaf Up, 2003-2016