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Question: Which German flag should be used for the German army lists in the new BKCIII rules?  (Voting closed: Yesterday at 09:54:45 PM)
Iron Cross Emblem - 12 (63.2%)
Pre-War National Flag used until 1935 - 0 (0%)
Unofficial Flag with emblem - 1 (5.3%)
Made up Iron Cross Flag - 6 (31.6%)
Post-War Flag - 0 (0%)
Total Voters: 19

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FierceKitty
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« Reply #15 on: 20 March 2017, 11:37:25 AM »

A Jewish friend realised he was whistling the Horst-Wessel Lied walking down the road in Berlin recently. He is most amused remembering the looks he got.
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« Reply #16 on: 20 March 2017, 12:17:16 PM »

A Jewish friend realised he was whistling the Horst-Wessel Lied walking down the road in Berlin recently. He is most amused remembering the looks he got.

I am amazed he could find anyone who would recognise it.

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cameronian
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« Reply #17 on: 20 March 2017, 12:58:20 PM »

Prefer the 'Panzerlied' myself, Boys, too many boys ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JDkdc246QQ
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« Reply #18 on: 20 March 2017, 01:00:15 PM »

Make something illegal, and it acquires a mystique. The same with murder. Look at arson. I mean to say, who of us can honestly say that he hasn't, at one time or another, set fire to some great public building?....

Though I suppose in Germany the rules may be a bit different.
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« Reply #19 on: 20 March 2017, 02:37:02 PM »

As you know we have a similar problem with the Battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia.
It has been co-opted by many groups in many ways. As an Adult I have mixed feelings about it.
As Kitty says, to proscribe anything only empowers it.

As an amateur (very) historian - nothing in history should be unmentionable.

Leon had a commercial consideration and has made the logical choice.

Incidently for a sixteen year old boy. The Nazis had great uniforms, songs, and symbols - that was the point - after all  who are the soldiers,
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« Reply #20 on: 20 March 2017, 05:13:22 PM »

Another vote for Grumpy.

But please note it's called a Balkenkreuz.
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« Reply #21 on: 20 March 2017, 06:56:17 PM »

beyond the moral issues, the commercial issue is serious. German customcs have been known to refuse entry to boardgames with Nazi symbols. Pendraken would lose money.
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« Reply #22 on: 20 March 2017, 07:48:52 PM »

Presumably the real bad actors, the SS, will still get their Sig runes?  Wanna ban something...
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« Reply #23 on: 21 March 2017, 12:59:40 AM »

Commercial considerations make sense, I'd overlooked that side of it.

Cheers
Ian
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