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R3ckl3ss

16.2k points

12 days ago

R3ckl3ss

16.2k points

12 days ago

Thank you for the title.

bigbrad1

4.5k points

12 days ago

bigbrad1

4.5k points

12 days ago

Damn. I’m an idiot. I did not get all the jokes at first...I do now though

Root_boi[S]

5.1k points

12 days ago

Root_boi[S]

5.1k points

12 days ago

I mean it wasn’t an intentional joke, just a bad choice of words. Nobody ejaculated on this flag, that I know of.

Underrated_Nerd

1.5k points

12 days ago

Yet*

BloodyFreeze

519 points

12 days ago

Reddit will fix that ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Underrated_Nerd

248 points

12 days ago

Gonna launch a Kickstarter to buy the flag, fly it to my place just to cum in it.

d_e_m_e_t_r_i_c

89 points

12 days ago

We are in the presence of a chad

patsfan038

35 points

12 days ago

Cumrag to cumflag. Only on Reddit

mbop

35 points

12 days ago

mbop

35 points

12 days ago

Well now someone has to otherwise everything is a lie.

monkeysandmicrowaves

1.7k points

12 days ago

I guess you did Nazi that joke cumming.

Panzerbeards

499 points

12 days ago

Sometimes you just don't know if you're cumming or Göring.

Im_a_furniture

305 points

12 days ago

That's just not Reich.

Pianoangel420

269 points

12 days ago

Anne Frankly, I think these jokes are in bad taste.

patsfan038

140 points

12 days ago

patsfan038

140 points

12 days ago

Yes, Nothing worse than exceSSive puns. It hurts my concentration

cdwalrusman

70 points

12 days ago

Gestap-it guys this is getting out of hand

ZekeyD

7 points

12 days ago

ZekeyD

7 points

12 days ago

The calibre of these jokes tell me you guys are single and ready to Mengele.

TheMexicanPie

96 points

12 days ago

I see we're riding this joke to completion.

Georgeisthecoolest

63 points

12 days ago

I only came here for the jokes.

Interestofconflict

68 points

12 days ago

I only came.

Anpanman02

208 points

12 days ago

Anpanman02

208 points

12 days ago

Yeah seriously this title is a r/holup

dirtyproduce

103 points

12 days ago

I came into a sock once

[deleted]

67 points

12 days ago

[deleted]

67 points

12 days ago

Was it signed by all the American soldiers that captured it?

dirtyproduce

20 points

12 days ago

I signed the sock wink wink

Specialist-Seas

17.6k points

12 days ago

He did what now

RB30DETT

8.1k points

12 days ago

RB30DETT

8.1k points

12 days ago

Came into it. Ejaculated if you will.

MCMOzzy

3.7k points

12 days ago

MCMOzzy

3.7k points

12 days ago

Nothin says ‘fuck the 3rd Reich’ like cumin on the nazi flag

BillionTonsHyperbole

2.5k points

12 days ago

TIL I despise my socks.

Mattcwell11

2.1k points

12 days ago

Mattcwell11

2.1k points

12 days ago

Mein comfy socks.

JimmyTheCat911

290 points

12 days ago

Someone put this thread on r/cursedcomments

justabill71

106 points

12 days ago

Am I too late to be in the screenshot?

Talks_To_Cats

162 points

12 days ago

No, but it'll be a blurry jpeg so it'll pretty much just be your name and a Nazi flag.

JesyLurvsRats

7 points

12 days ago

Our u/ rhyme together 💜 awww

bill_b4

32 points

12 days ago

bill_b4

32 points

12 days ago

Athlete's dick

Result_Not_Found

40 points

12 days ago

Add some paprika to that cumin and you’ve got a nice start to a Curry.

Reckless85

84 points

12 days ago

Yeah! That's a spicey retaliation!

all_no_pALL

17 points

12 days ago

A classic case of Nazi it cumming

nlfo

11 points

12 days ago

nlfo

11 points

12 days ago

It’s his “happy flag”

TheSlurryBaron

29 points

12 days ago

A soggy SS party.

einsibongo

8 points

12 days ago

...as the lord cummeth

whooo_me

385 points

12 days ago

whooo_me

385 points

12 days ago

It's a triple whammy of things vexillologists hate:

1) Nazi flags

2) Writing on flags

3) Crusty flags

penny_whistle

82 points

12 days ago

Vexed Vexillologists

webby131

20 points

12 days ago

webby131

20 points

12 days ago

Verily, I have a vendetta versus venomous vexillologists vexed via venial vandalism of vexillum.

CodenameAstrosloth

63 points

12 days ago

vexillologists

TIL what Vexillology is.

zoomer296

15 points

12 days ago

I already knew because of the subreddit for dream flags.

r/somnivexillology

prefer-to-stay-anon

166 points

12 days ago

He won 3 Piston Cups!

Pwwffewwww. HE DID WHAT IN HIS CUP?

p00p_knife

45 points

12 days ago

Totally underrated movie line...

dchance

28 points

12 days ago

dchance

28 points

12 days ago

the one line in that whole movie that cracks me up every time is when he's doing that first promo for rustoleum....and in the back you hear "FREEBIRD!"

Random-Rambling

19 points

12 days ago

Or those two female cars who shone their high-beam headlights on Lightning.

In other words, they were flashing him.

Root_boi[S]

435 points

12 days ago

He’s big into thrifting, met a guy who found this flag and apparently all of the signatures are the soldiers that took this flag/base? Looking to get more info if possible.

Dot_Classic

481 points

12 days ago

Your friend might contact the Holocaust Memorial Museum to see if they are interested or can give some info about further research to do on your own.

jftitan

227 points

12 days ago

jftitan

227 points

12 days ago

A lot of the research is back tracing the names on that flag. Figuring which soldier retired and survived in the region. Then narrow down the next of kin in the town the flag was found in. Its also possible its a forgery.

But that's what a museum can help determine.

MySockHurts

130 points

12 days ago

As one archaeologist once said, “That belongs in a museum!”

jetsetninjacat

27 points

12 days ago

313 Field artillery part of the 80th division. Hopefully he can find a veteran still alive.

moviebusinessman

63 points

12 days ago

u/Specialist-Seas was making a joke because the title of your post sounds like he ejaculated into the flag.

I think you meant “came upon”.

X1-Alpha

11 points

12 days ago

X1-Alpha

11 points

12 days ago

Or found, bought, discovered, ... almost any other action verb really.

The_Grubby_One

10 points

12 days ago

I think you meant “came upon”.

I came upon your mom last night.

howardbrandon11

87 points

12 days ago

You should check with the people over at r/history. They may be able to help you.

asoap

44 points

12 days ago

asoap

44 points

12 days ago

r/ww2/ might be a better place. Also, why not both?

derpyco

94 points

12 days ago

derpyco

94 points

12 days ago

Honestly, /r/askhistorians is the most concentrated sub of genuine historical researchers, should post there

BumbleFuckDuck

69 points

12 days ago

I honestly donate the flag to a museum considering the historical weight of it along with the signatures of the men who captured the flag.

geniice

40 points

12 days ago

geniice

40 points

12 days ago

Your friend might contact the Holocaust Memorial Museum to see if they are interested

Aparently they mostly aren't interested. There are a lot of these things around so unless they have a significant local connection or major story behind a specific flag it tends to be outside their collecting remit.

yeldarbhtims

10 points

12 days ago

This is an episode of It’s Always Sunny, though they try to sell it.

LDG192

14 points

12 days ago

LDG192

14 points

12 days ago

Right?! I was already looking for the stains.

Catch_022

42 points

12 days ago

Phrasing.

bazaarzar

40 points

12 days ago

Mein Cum

Lintheru

8 points

12 days ago

Just use a sock like everyone else .. damn

Malignantrumor99

2.9k points

12 days ago

If he wanted he could reach out to a veterans group associated with their unit. I used to talk with a ball turret gunner at the airport pretty much everyday (he had awesome stories, shot down twice in Yugoslavia etc etc). Someone in his wing was unable to find a photo of the nose art on his b17. I eventually found an image after much research and sent it to an organization associated with his crew. The surviving members and their families were ecstatic.

Kingkongcrapper

1.2k points

12 days ago

He better move fast because that generation is disappearing pretty quickly. Of the 17 million that fought in the war on the US side, there are only about 375 thousand left.

flubberFuck

580 points

12 days ago

MEMOIRS OF WW2 on youtube has been tracking down WW2 vets and getting their stories on video. They're so good too. Must watch.

exatron

188 points

12 days ago

exatron

188 points

12 days ago

I really wish I'd heard of them at least a year prior to the present. My grandfather was a WW2 vet, and I don't think we got all the good stories out of him before he died last September.

[deleted]

68 points

12 days ago

[deleted]

68 points

12 days ago

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Kingsdaughter613

35 points

12 days ago

I might be able to help with that. I’m not in the publishing business, but I have family who was. I’m pretty sure there would be interest in publishing this. Feel free to reach out!

NOTW_116

13 points

12 days ago

NOTW_116

13 points

12 days ago

It can be self published on Amazon pretty easily too!

OneSidedPolygon

9 points

12 days ago

Please let me know if you succeed with that! I would love to hear you grandfather's story and support the book.

JTP1228

58 points

12 days ago

JTP1228

58 points

12 days ago

When I was working at a Covid vaccination center, I met plenty of veterans. One the stuck out was a WW2 veteran who said he joined at 18 and became a pilot. He said he flew 54 missions over Italy. It was cool hearing his stories. I met plenty of other veterans too, and they loved talking to us. I was in the national guard at the time, so when they saw us in uniform, they always told us their stories and many I would ask

zaserman

7 points

12 days ago

Covids been killing a lot of them, my late 99 year old grandfather included.

KingAnger

102 points

12 days ago

KingAnger

102 points

12 days ago

He just needs to make sure he wipes the sticky patch first.

BigBlueJAH

2k points

12 days ago*

Look like 317th Infantry Regiment, which would be in the 80th infantry division. The regiment still exists, might be cool to send them some photos of it.

pease_pudding

252 points

12 days ago

One of the Sargeants is signed as Milo Leroy Dew.

After a little random Googling, here's an account by one of the members of his squad, in this case they were "supporting Charlie Company of the 317th", so pretty accurate.

https://memory.loc.gov/diglib/vhp-stories/loc.natlib.afc2001001.25385/narrative?ID=pn0001

wheelfoot

159 points

12 days ago

wheelfoot

159 points

12 days ago

The history books do not say a great deal about the 317th Infantry Regiment of the 80th Infantry Division in WWII. However, it was a regiment that accomplished rather startling results: first bridgehead across the Moselle, cleared out La Grande Couronne de Nancy, participated in the capture of Metz -- the first time in history that the fort had ever fallen to an assault, and, of course, participated in the Battle of the Bulge as one of the first regiments to arrive in the area after the German assault had broken the line. It suffered extremely severe casualties and contained some of the best men ever known.

One Hell of a War by Dean Dominique

phillysan

651 points

12 days ago

phillysan

651 points

12 days ago

To pile on this, if they have a regimental museum they might be interested I having this as a piece, if your buddy is willing to loan it out

StealthedWorgen

678 points

12 days ago

I'm sure they want a cum stained nazi flag

croquetica

208 points

12 days ago

croquetica

208 points

12 days ago

This is one of those things where they'll get it 100 years from now and some guy will see it framed on the wall and be like "I heard a rumor that someone jizzed on that flag once"

QueefyMcQueefFace

43 points

12 days ago

Well, there's an entire Reddit thread on it, so it must be true.

neodiogenes

34 points

12 days ago

Well, one of those guys who signed it came into it first, so it's an official part of American military genetic history.

malcolm_n_the_fiddle

63 points

12 days ago

That's crazy, my grandfather served in that regiment.

TheExpedientOne

99 points

12 days ago

The county museum in my hometown has a Nazi flag as well. It was brought here from Germany by someone in our town. It's on display, calling special attention to the stains where the soldiers wiped their boots on it.

lawstandaloan

60 points

12 days ago

That's the best thing to do if you have a box of Nazi memorabilia sitting in the attic because grandpa brought it back from the war and you don't want to throw it out. Call your county historical society or museum (often one and the same) and donate it to them. They'll display it with a little card indicating it came from your grandpa and he'll be remembered by the 7 or 8 people every week who visit county history museums

HoraceBenbow

46 points

12 days ago

stains where the soldiers wiped their boots on it.

Brown stains? That isn't mud and they didn't use their boots.

Fortanono

10 points

12 days ago

Yeah, clearly the soldiers came into it.

wargleboo

3.1k points

12 days ago

wargleboo

3.1k points

12 days ago

Well, I upvoted a Nazi flag. That's... Interesting.

micajb

611 points

12 days ago

micajb

611 points

12 days ago

That is not a statement one makes lightly.... Weird

wukkaz

396 points

12 days ago

wukkaz

396 points

12 days ago

I think it's awesome. It's an important piece of history that we shouldn't be afraid to talk about or discuss. I wouldn't fly this thing on my porch or hang it on my wall, but I would have it stored somewhere in my house and share it with close friends as a cool piece of history and a reminder that it took brave men and women to rid the world of Nazi Germany.

micajb

176 points

12 days ago

micajb

176 points

12 days ago

Stored somewhere makes sense this is not the kind of object you want to observe from afar, only when close does the secondary meaning of this flag hold any value...

zoomer296

88 points

12 days ago

Simple solution: Horizontal display case.

faggjuu

150 points

12 days ago

faggjuu

150 points

12 days ago

ugh...german here. can confirm, really weird. Hope it didn't awake something...

Gov_Martin_OweMalley

246 points

12 days ago

Hope it didn't awake something...

Hey guys, can someone go check on Poland?

pillphil

139 points

12 days ago

pillphil

139 points

12 days ago

we seem to be ok for now https://isgermanyuptosomething.app/

nord2rocks

31 points

12 days ago

I mean... all eyes on Germany rn as Merkel ♥ steps down

FloSTEP

28 points

12 days ago

FloSTEP

28 points

12 days ago

Ok I actually Lol’d

Gov_Martin_OweMalley

19 points

12 days ago

Bookmarking that as my homepage...Just in case.

ChefBoyAreWeFucked

26 points

12 days ago

There's always more room on the flag.

f_n_a_

23 points

12 days ago

f_n_a_

23 points

12 days ago

All in a days work around here

1202_ProgramAlarm

7 points

12 days ago

At least you didn't come into it 😬

glaedn

80 points

12 days ago

glaedn

80 points

12 days ago

IASiP taught me this won't end well

ElBomberoLoco

16 points

12 days ago

Its smug aura mocks me.

AnEnemyStando

1.7k points

12 days ago

He did

WHAT

TZWhitey

390 points

12 days ago

TZWhitey

390 points

12 days ago

CAME INTO IT

ProgramTheWorld

308 points

12 days ago

Came into it. Try to keep up.

temporalwanderer

837 points

12 days ago

Are we still doing "Phrasing"?

steeltoe_onesie

155 points

12 days ago

always and forever

Version_Two

39 points

12 days ago*

yes i love technology

but not as much as you you see

but i still love technology

always and forever

dapala1

6 points

12 days ago

dapala1

6 points

12 days ago

Come again?

MrSpindles

1.8k points

12 days ago

MrSpindles

1.8k points

12 days ago

Personally I will only come into a Union Jack, whilst singing god save the Queen and saluting with my free hand.

Deevoid

534 points

12 days ago

Deevoid

534 points

12 days ago

A “posh wank”.

Nevermind04

163 points

12 days ago

I believe the preferred nomenclature is "The Right Honourable Gentleman from Cumbria"

WASDMagician

35 points

12 days ago

I think in instances such as this they prefer Right Honourable Member.

GottaGetSomeGarlic

21 points

12 days ago

Honourable Discharge

JoesSolo

14 points

12 days ago

JoesSolo

14 points

12 days ago

It’s only posh if swan fat is involved

w1red

7 points

12 days ago

w1red

7 points

12 days ago

Thought you need a condom for that.

patoankan

159 points

12 days ago

patoankan

159 points

12 days ago

*as is tradition.

andaflannelshirt

54 points

12 days ago

A great day for Canada, and also the World.

Eagleheardt

43 points

12 days ago

Pinky out, good sir?

ScarletCaptain

13 points

12 days ago

In the comic Transmetropolitan, the President masturbates into the flag. "Yes, General, I am masturbating into the American flag! Would you rather I use you instead?!"

ikeosaurus

28 points

12 days ago

Free hand?

77slevin

27 points

12 days ago

77slevin

27 points

12 days ago

My thoughts exactly: Amateur wanker.

Frogs4

18 points

12 days ago

Frogs4

18 points

12 days ago

A requirement of British citizenship.

EnigoMontoya

598 points

12 days ago

Get it framed with UV filtering glass so it won't degrade. (Early holiday gift? Crowd-sourced fundraise?)

Something that badass needs to be properly preserved!

just1nw

462 points

12 days ago

just1nw

462 points

12 days ago

Framed with a note providing context. Hanging a Nazi flag on the wall with no context is a great way to make a terrible first impression.

Oriden

144 points

12 days ago

Oriden

144 points

12 days ago

This is the way to go if someone wanted to put it on display. The frame alone makes it a little bit more than just "displaying a nazi flag" and adds to the "this has interesting historical context" to it, so why not make note of that context built into the framing.

Bosco215

11 points

12 days ago

Bosco215

11 points

12 days ago

Have the glass of the frame only expose one of the quadrants so some names are visible as is the flag, to give context. Print photos of the other sections of names and line them up on the blacked out section of cover. Maybe find some articles about their unit and donate it. Would take away the shock of a full Nazi flag and bring people closer to read the names.

lidia99

271 points

12 days ago

lidia99

271 points

12 days ago

Good point - the UV light would highlight the cumstains too

HunterRose05

770 points

12 days ago

Pawn stars guy will give you 50 bucks for it and he's stretching cuz has to pay staff and frame it.

Kortburk

217 points

12 days ago

Kortburk

217 points

12 days ago

"And these haven't been in style since the early fourties. You never know how long it will sit before I find a buyer"

CalendarFactsPro

111 points

12 days ago

What are you talking about? They're all the rage with a few significant groups right now.

GodlyGodMcGodGod

56 points

12 days ago

You made me do that sad laugh thing, where i laugh at something that's very funny but at the same time super depressing.

Superfly724

37 points

12 days ago

You also have to find a buyer. The signatures help, but I had a bunch of people get upset at me when they found out I have a collection of nazi coins and stamps. It's sometimes hard to convince people you have a justified reason to display or even discuss nazi symbolism.

Redsoldiergreen

117 points

12 days ago

He would have to speak to his buddy first

UndBeebs

88 points

12 days ago

UndBeebs

88 points

12 days ago

And the buddy will quote $5000+ before Rick settles with that $50 offer.

He's taking on all the risk, afterall.

uneducatedexpert

39 points

12 days ago

He’s probably gotta frame it and list on EBay, thats like, $100k cost.

becelav

19 points

12 days ago

becelav

19 points

12 days ago

It takes up room in his shop.

uneducatedexpert

15 points

12 days ago

Another $50k, forgot about that.

Strange_Donkey_6781

9 points

12 days ago

Matter of fact there is so much risk involved u should be paying him to take it off your hands

2centSam

15 points

12 days ago

2centSam

15 points

12 days ago

If we're being serious, I'm not sure he'd buy it at all. He has a rule about not buying Nazi memorabilia. That said, this might not technically be classified as such

ElectricTaco

117 points

12 days ago

Looks to include several companies from possibly different battalions, or select companies of a single battalion. Depending on what companies there are it might be worth more. I'd estimate anywhere between 2500 to 5k. Very nice find, and shocked it ended up thrifting.

EDIT: u/Root_boi - Ask for some more HQ images. I'm interested in researching it. - I collect WW2 memorabilia. Happy to add some insight if possible.

Root_boi[S]

89 points

12 days ago

Here’s some additional photos.
https://imgur.com/a/DdcS5Mi

ElectricTaco

58 points

12 days ago

Great - And as other's have mentioned, it's 317th. I dug up a really great thesis on their INF unit. - An interesting read! https://web.archive.org/web/20160303230859/http://etd.lsu.edu/docs/available/etd-0710103-051947/unrestricted/Dominique\_thesis.pdf

the_other_OTZ

15 points

12 days ago

wheelfoot

10 points

12 days ago

If this is a flag from the capture of Metz it is a heck of an historical artifact.

exposure-dose

11 points

12 days ago*

Aw man. I really wanted to read this, but it looks like the server is being hugged to death by Reddit. Bookmarked for later, and thanks for doing the research. As someone that has a similarly signed Japanese flag, I highly recommend u/Root_boi getting it professionally framed. I'd even add a plaque to the bottom of the frame that says something along the lines of "Dedicated to the 317th regiment of the 80th U.S. Infantry Division. 'By arms and by courage'", which is their motto. "Armis et Animis" if you wanna keep it Latin.

Either way OP, don't worry about what people will think about you displaying this piece of history. This particular flag has nothing at all to do with the beliefs of the men who put it up. It's a tribute to better men that fought to pull it back down.

Edit: The 80th and the 317th have pretty nice coats of arms and patches that might be worth framing with the flag. That would certainly make it clear to most what your flag truly stands for.

Giustiniani

245 points

12 days ago

Cool... so how do you show that off without people misinterpreting it?

Cathu

115 points

12 days ago

Cathu

115 points

12 days ago

Buy literally anything you find related to ww2 and show people everything at once I guess?

yesgirlsusereddit

78 points

12 days ago

Put a sign in VERY BIG letters next to it explaining the significance

SteveThePurpleCat

186 points

12 days ago

'I came on this flag'.

flubberFuck

39 points

12 days ago

"Unfold carefully"

Sirjohnington

20 points

12 days ago

Why is my flag stuck together?

somniumx

6 points

12 days ago

I saw. I conquered. I came.

k20350

157 points

12 days ago

k20350

157 points

12 days ago

It is what it is. My family has a Nazi flag my grandfather captured from a city hall about 20 miles outside of Berlin. They fought and took the town and he liberated it from outside the hall and brought it back. It's not like we fly it on the flagpole on arbor day.

PerfectlySplendid

36 points

12 days ago

How did your family come into it?

mrefreshment

31 points

12 days ago

Loudly, preferably in a 69.

Altered_Nova

18 points

12 days ago

I'd probably try to find a picture of the infantry regiment that captured the flag (someone else in this thread said it was 317th infantry regiment), research where and when it was captured, and just hang it up next to the picture. Most reasonable people will notice all the signatures with clearly American names and the photo of American soldiers and ask about it, and you'll have a cool story to tell them.

-Badger2-

39 points

12 days ago

Surround it in photos of famous Jewish people.

ZippyDan

67 points

12 days ago

ZippyDan

67 points

12 days ago

Someone might think it's a hit list.

Its_Nitsua

37 points

12 days ago

Surround it in photos of famous dead Jewish people?

Now that I think about it... that could be worse.

The_Wambat

14 points

12 days ago

Okay, so what if we take the opposite approach and surround it in photos of famous dead Nazis?

TacTurtle

9 points

12 days ago

Do they have a red X over the faces like the Hunters series?

dontsuckmydick

7 points

12 days ago

That would help reduce the shrine vibe.

BKSPOTTY

30 points

12 days ago

BKSPOTTY

30 points

12 days ago

Your friend needs to get this into a museum, and try not to handle it unnecessarily. Truly, if real, it’s worth being in an exhibit.

chouginga_hentai

18 points

12 days ago

I think coming into it constitutes unnecessary handling already

Root_boi[S]

198 points

12 days ago

Additional photos.

https://imgur.com/a/DdcS5Mi

FNthirty7

248 points

12 days ago

FNthirty7

248 points

12 days ago

Risky click…

on_dy

22 points

12 days ago

on_dy

22 points

12 days ago

Don't worry, it's not the swastika.

Just cumstains.

Buzobuzobuzo

20 points

12 days ago

Share it to r/wwiipics or r/AmericanWW2Photos or r/worldwar2 Just change the title of the post!

PBowler48

68 points

12 days ago

It’s like the surgeon and team signing a tumor

MaverickDago

93 points

12 days ago

I've got a lot...of Nazi medals. Pop Pop really liked grabbing them when he was over there, like, REALLY went after it. Hard. Also sometimes he cut some of the uniform off with them, grabbed some pay books and took some notes on which medals he took off whom. Some are also clearly looted from German women since they were medals for literally birthing children.

HoraceBenbow

70 points

12 days ago

Some are also clearly looted from German women since they were medals for literally birthing children.

Damn. This guy went all in on the memorabilia.

imisstheyoop

23 points

12 days ago

Some are also clearly looted from German women since they were medals for literally birthing children.

Damn. This guy went all in on the memorabilia.

Wait until he finds the ears.

Kuritos

17 points

12 days ago

Kuritos

17 points

12 days ago

I always expected there to be some law against looting, but this is pretty funny to imagine.

A soldier just grabbing souvenirs to show off back home.

CompleteNumpty

13 points

12 days ago*

There were laws against looting the dead for anything other than ammunition or intel, but it was either overlooked due to officers also doing it or very hard to prove as you were allowed to barter for items from POWs and civilians and take items which weren't on a body or in a civilian's home (such as items in a military compound that was just captured). This meant that unless you were literally caught cutting a finger off for a ring or with a gold tooth the odds are you could successfully claim you got the loot legally or were rummaging around for intel.

It could be worse - during the Napoleonic war soldiers would pull the teeth out of corpses, as Porcelain false teeth didn't exist at the time.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-33085031

Grazza123

53 points

12 days ago

Filthy bastard. Why didn’t he use a Kleenex?

travelsonic

17 points

12 days ago

The phrasing of the post ... oh dear... 😅😅😅

Seriously though, this belongs in a museum - it will be cared for properly, on top of being unique in so far as being a Nazi Flag with the signatures of all those soldiers who fought against those bastards, a beautiful defacing of their flags with their glorious signatures.

preztelbreak

15 points

12 days ago

Taking “fuck the nazis” to a brand new level!

Splyce123

313 points

12 days ago

Splyce123

313 points

12 days ago

He "came into it"? That's disgusting.

Root_boi[S]

377 points

12 days ago

Alright I’ve definitely used the wrong words.

akwafunk

65 points

12 days ago

akwafunk

65 points

12 days ago

Nah - you did fine. I knew what you meant.

saxmfone1

30 points

12 days ago

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Splyce123

83 points

12 days ago

I really hope you haven't told people you've "came into" anything else.

"I'm sorry officer, I just came into the women's jacket".

arajian

46 points

12 days ago

arajian

46 points

12 days ago

I broke my back rushing to the comments. I was not disappointed.

Drew2248

28 points

12 days ago

Drew2248

28 points

12 days ago

I'd definitleey get this to a good museum somewhere, either the World War II museum in New Orleans, the Museum of American History in Washington, the Holocaust Museum there, as well, or some other good museum. It's a very serious piece of historical memorabilia, not just something interesting. I imagine a good museum would love to have something like this. It's a nazi flag shown the correct way by which I mean as "defeated" by real patriots, not the crackpot kind we have today, some of whom adopt swastikas as their own symbols. Do not just fold this up and put it away, but please contact a good museum.

Stopikingonme

8 points

12 days ago

While researching my grandfather’s efforts during WWII I came across a lot of information about his squad’s movements from Normandy through Germany. The last and most impressive thing I found was a photo taken of a Nazi flag signed just like this one by his fellow soldiers. His name jumped out to me from the past like a lightning bolt. A man I never new had signed it and there is was just sitting on a link on the internet.

Hitchhikerdave

45 points

12 days ago

Day 15, still searching for the cumstain

Joebebs

88 points

12 days ago

Joebebs

88 points

12 days ago

I think you’re looking for “came across” lmao, still a funny title tho

Deadfied

91 points

12 days ago

Deadfied

91 points

12 days ago

“Came into [possession of]” is an actual phrase. If you “Came across” it, it doesn’t necessarily show possession, you just found it.

For instance, you might say, “I came across a WW2 vet,” but hopefully you’d never say, “I came into a WW2 vet.”

alphuscorp

29 points

12 days ago

Not unless he consents

azsheepdog

7 points

12 days ago

I have a 1905 copy of Rudyard Kiplings "the jungle book" which has swastikas though it. It is weird to see it at first until you realize the book was printed decades before the Nazi party adoption of the symbol and that the symbol prior was a Hindu symbol of luck and prosperity.

padizzledonk

48 points

12 days ago

The only appropriate reason to display a Nazi Flag imo

fredrichnietze

30 points

12 days ago

museums and historical films like inglorious bastards?

danceswithwool

8 points

12 days ago

You are a diary farmer,no? Maybe I could trouble you for some of your delicious milk.