Fair Specimens of Citizen Soldiers
A fascinating set of photos from after the war.
The first is very striking. Look at it– tell me what’s missing from his uniform? A gent at work said about it, “He doesn’t look happy but he does look resolute.”
Gee whiz – looks like he forgot to put on his Nazi Party badge on the right breast… funny, must have misplaced that prior to his hearing.
First Picture: Immediate first thought…
Lt. Aldo Raine: Now, Werner, I’m gonna ask you one more goddamn time, and if you still “respectfully refuse,” I’m callin’ the Bear Jew over here, and he’s gonna take that big-ole bat of his, and he’s gonna beat you to death with it. Now take your wiener schnitzel lickin’ finger and point out on this map what I want to know.
Sgt. Werner Rachtman: Fuck you.
Sgt. Werner Rachtman: And your Jew dogs!
[the Basterds all laugh]
Lt. Aldo Raine: Actually, Werner, we’re all tickled to here you say that. Frankly, watchin’ Donny beat Nazis to death is is the closest we ever get to goin’ to the movies.
Lt. Aldo Raine: DONNY!
Sgt. Donny Donowitz: [from offscreen] Yeah?
Lt. Aldo Raine: We got a German here who wants to die for his country! Oblige him!
…And absolutely no sympathy.
I was gonna say “reflective belt”, but that probably isn’t it.
That might be a contender for Comment of the Year.
I’m saying it’s a ton of ribbons and medals.