Hermann Müller-John & Musikkorps der Leibstandarte-SS "Adolf Hitler"

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 27 Jun 2015 18:11

A lot of fine LSSAH band photos can be found here: http://www.kriegsberichter-archive.com/

Just a couple of examples, from the SS-KB Gösling folder:

Goesling205.jpg
Goesling224.jpg
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Post by Ivan Ž. » 18 Aug 2015 22:31

...also check the SS-KB Bergmann folder:

KB Bergmann 18.jpg
KB Bergmann 26.jpg
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Post by Auceps » 20 Aug 2015 00:59

On the last photo it must be Gerhard Straubel, who's carrying the Jingling Johnny?

Two more SS-KB Bergmann's photos, apparently from France, 1940.
Bergmann 10.jpg
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Post by Auceps » 20 Aug 2015 01:17

Photos of the LSSAH Musikkorps, this time made by SS-KB Weill. It must be France 1940. [Edit: it is Romania 1941.]
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Post by Ivan Ž. » 20 Aug 2015 11:24

Auceps wrote:On the last photo it must be Gerhard Straubel, who's carrying the Jingling Johnny?
Yes, possibly.
Auceps wrote:Photos of the LSSAH Musikkorps, this time made by SS-KB Weill. It must be France 1940.
Romania, 1941.

I've added to your post the first LSSAH band photo from this session, where some Romanian soldiers can be seen as well.

I planned to post the link to those too, thanks! :D

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Post by Auceps » 20 Aug 2015 12:35

You're welcome and thank you for the correction!

I have a question to one of the photos, attributed as Leibstandarte:
This image was marked by Ullstein Bild as Leibstandarte in Prague.
Not so long ago it was re-uploaded by Getty Images in a better dimension.
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And here we can see the Totenkopf and not the SS-runes on their collar tabs.
My question is: Isn't that actually the Totenkopf-Standarte 9, Prag (later SS-Wachbataillon "Böhmen und Mähren")?

Thanks in advance!
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Post by Ivan Ž. » 20 Aug 2015 12:39

Auceps wrote:And here we can see the Totenkopf and not the SS-runes on their collar tabs.
My question is: Isn't that actually the Totenkopf-Standarte 9, Prag (later SS-Wachbataillon "Böhmen und Mähren")?
No, it is Leibstandarte after all, it's just that the enlarged/blurred Sigrunen patches seem round-shaped and thus remind of death's heads.

Also, SS-T-St. 9 came to Prague in the 2nd half of 1940 and didn't even exist in Oct. 1939, when the photo was apparently taken.

Some more photos from the same occasion, from http://multimedia.ctk.cz/ (notice the Leibstandarte's Schellenbaum)
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According to the Czech archive, the date is 13.10.1939.

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Post by Auceps » 20 Aug 2015 12:43

Thanks!

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Post by Fallersleben » 10 Oct 2015 14:32

From Deutsche Radio-Illustrierte Nr. 36, 1935
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Obermusikmeister Müller-John dirigierte die Kapelle der SS-Standarte Adolf Hitler in einer Abendveranstaltung des Volkssenders im Rahmen der Großen Deutschen Rundfunkausstellung.
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Post by Auceps » 27 Nov 2015 01:13

From https://www.gettyimages.com/
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Mueller John, Hermann - Obermusikmeister (NSDAP), Germany- Conductor of the ' Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler ' (Hitlers personal Bodyguard Regiment). Photographer: Paul Mai. Published by: 'Hier Berlin' 36/1938.
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Post by Fallersleben » 31 Jan 2016 22:10

From https://beeldbankwo2.nl/
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Winterhilfe auch in Prag. Zugunsten des Winterhilfswerks 1939/40 veranstaltet der Musikzug der SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler unter grosser Beteiligung der deutschen und tschechischen Bevölkerung Prags und unter freudigen Beifallskundgebungen der Zuhörer am 15.10.39 ein grosses Platzkonzert auf dem historischen Altstädter Ring in Prag. Der Musikzug der SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler konzertiert zugunsten des WHW auch dem Altstädter Ring in Prag.
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Winter Assistance even in Prague. In favour of the War Winter Assistance Work the band of the SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler gave a great concert on Oct. 15 on the historical Alstädter Ring in Prague, under great partecipation of the German and Czech inhabitants of the town.
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Post by Fallersleben » 22 May 2016 14:41

From https://www.sz-photo.de/
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Konzert einer SS Blaskapelle in einem Park. Standkonzert einer SS Kapelle in einem Park (undatierte Aufnahme).
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Post by Mirafone » 25 May 2016 01:45

Hi-
I just acquired this silver BBb tuba:
http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww10 ... a55xx.jpeg
http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww10 ... rgpho.jpeg
http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww10 ... lnpmf.jpeg
http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww10 ... 2bkd7.jpeg
http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww10 ... flbpg.jpeg

It is from the Musikkorps der Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler. '44' on the bell garland/kranz, and also is the maker/distributor 'Wunderlich.' I am a tuba player/collector, and I did free up all the slides and valves ( except the 2nd slide), cleaned the valves, and it plays quite nice. I am having my repairman free the second slide, align rotors, and do some dent work. I did polish the instrument up some, and am looking to do research on the MK LSSAH. Would love to acquire a band program of the MK LSSAH.

Just joined the forum-my first post.

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Mark
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Post by Ivan Ž. » 25 May 2016 09:28

Hello, Mark, and :welcome:

A great item, thanks very much for sharing! :thumbsup:

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Post by Mirafone » 30 May 2016 05:06

Hi-
A question for everyone. Is the 'Musikkorps der Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler' the same band as the 'Musikkorps der SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler?' I just saw a program with the 'Musikkorps der SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler' that lists Hermann Müller-John as conductor. Knowing, that for the most past, Müller-John was the MK LSSAH conductor, is the MK LSSAH the same as the MK Panzergrenadier-Division LSSAH? Or was the MK Panzergrenadier-Division LSSAH a different band?
Thank you for any help you can provide!
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Mirafone

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