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ORIGINAL 1939 REICH PARTY DAYS NS COMBAT GAMES PLAQUE 2ND PLACE

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RARE ORIGINAL 1939 REICH PARTY DAYS NS COMBAT GAMES PLAQUE 2ND PLACE

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While the 1939 Reich Party Days were canceled because of the start of World War Two, the NS-Kampfspiele (National Socialist Combat Games) still took place on the party day grounds in Nuremberg and offered here is a massive 3-3/4 inch in diameter heavy, non-magnetic pot metal plaque which was given for second place. Very detailed and something you don’t see every day.

The ‘Deutsche Kampfspiele’ took place from 1922 to 1934. During the Nazi regime, the fighting games continued as NS-fighting games. Since Germany had been allowed to participate in the Olympics since 1928, these games were no longer to be understood as a countermovement to the Olympic idea, but rather as a propaganda platform for the regime. When, in 1935, the international boycott movement against the Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936 grew markedly, the replacement of German combat games in Berlin was Plan B of the Reichssportführer. On the order of Adolf Hitler on November 30, 1936, these games were held during the Reich Party Days in Nuremberg from 1937 to 1938, with regional preliminary decisions for the main games. In addition to the NSDAP, the SA, SS, NSKK and HJ also participated in the predominantly military sports competitions, such as hand grenade targets, 30-meter swimming in a drizzle suit with a pack or 15-kilometer baggage march in closed formations. The SA had the responsibility for these paramilitary events. The outbreak of war in 1939 ended the short episode of the NS combat games. [source: Wikipedia]

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