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Thursday, June 21, 2012

INAPPROPRIATE CORNER: Ein Reich, Ein Volk, Ein Yorkshire

Once again it was Richard Freeman who found this. I sometimes think that he has set himself the task of keeping 'Inappropriate Corner' filled with the most bizarre and..ummm...inappropriate things on the Internet.


Velcome to Britain, did ve mention ze war? How one village greeted their distinguished German guests

A delegation of German visitors on a visit to their British twin town were left shocked when they were greeted at a village wartime festival by revellers dressed in Nazi SS officer uniforms.

Members of the 30-strong party from Hamm were horrified to find the villagers donning swastikas and other Nazi regalia during Haworth’s latest 1940s-style celebration.

Some visitors to the event, which takes place each year in the small village near Bradford in West Yorkshire, were seen wearing uniforms of the SS - the Third Reich paramilitary organisation responsible for many of the atrocities against humanity in the Second World War.

A visitor to last year's 1940s event in Haworth, West Yorkshire, wearing a Nazi uniform

'Disgrace': A re-enactor sports a uniform of the SD, a branch of the SS, during last year's 1940s celebration in Haworth, West Yorkshire

'Disgrace': Re-enactors sport SS uniforms during last year's 1940s celebration in Haworth, West Yorkshire. German delegates visiting this year's event were shocked when they came face-to-face with similar outfits

'Offensive': Other visitors wearing Second World War uniforms at last year's event in Haworth. The reaction by the 30-strong German delegation this year has led organisers to ban the wearing of Nazi outfits at future events
'Offensive': Other visitors wearing Second World War uniforms at last year's event in Haworth. The reaction by the 30-strong German delegation this year has led organisers to ban the wearing of Nazi outfits at future events

Some were wearing the uniform of the 60th Panzer unit, whose outfits included a sinister death head skull.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2159079/German-delegation-greeted-revellers-Nazi-uniforms-visit-twin-city-Bradford.html#ixzz1yQopx4Qq


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