- Dec 31, 2012
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- Near Baghdad By The Bay, California
> Where Are The Left’s Success Stories?
You know that was staged and phony, right?
They literally went through warehouses and pulled out every flag they could find, then then had a massive march through Red Square, where they ceremoniously threw them all into a pile. All told, over 200 of them, all carried by members of the NKVD. A unit specifically created for this event called the "Flag Disposal Unit".
And did it again the next week for a color camera. All with a beaming Stalin looking on.
Many of those units that had their "flags destroyed" did not even exist by the time Hitler took power, they were old Imperial Army units and disbanded after WWI So all you are really doing is repeating bad propaganda. If you look at the full film, you will see that a lot of them are old German Imperial flags. Largely taken from museums.
So wow, I guess that was an accomplishment. Looting museums for 30 year old flags, then parading them about.
Oh, and that prominent pole seen in the front? That is of the 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler. Here is the thing, the Soviets did not even capture that unit. They surrendered to US forces in Austria in May 1945. So in reality, the most obvious "banner" (really just a pole) is showing an American success.
Oh, and unlike the claim and name says, they were not destroyed. They were then scattered around the Soviet Union to museums where they were then put on display.
Too bad that some of us even know what the story is behind that image, when it was taken, and what it all was about.