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  • 'Horst-Wessel-Lied
    (Horst Wessel Song)

    The flag on high! The ranks tightly closed!
    The SA march with quiet, steady step.
    Comrades shot by the Red Front and reactionaries
    March in spirit within our ranks.
    Comrades shot by the Red Front and reactionaries
    March in spirit within our ranks.

    Clear the streets for the brown battalions,
    Clear the streets for the storm division!
    Millions are looking upon the swastika full of hope,
    The day of freedom and of bread dawns!
    Millions are looking upon the swastika full of hope,
    The day of freedom and of bread dawns!

    For the last time, the call to arms is sounded!
    For the fight, we all stand prepared!
    Already Hitler's banners fly over all streets.
    The time of bondage will last but a little while now!
    Soon Hitler's banners will fly over all streets.
    The time of bondage will last but a little while now.

    The flag on high! The ranks tightly closed!
    The SA march with quiet, steady step.
    Comrades shot by the Red Front and reactionaries,
    March in spirit within our ranks.
    Comrades shot by the Red Front and reactionaries,
    March in spirit within our ranks.

    -Written by Horst Wessel.
    [October 9, 1907 - February 23, 1930.
    Martyred at the age of 22.
    The Horst Wessel song became the National Socialist party anthem.]

    [Below: The first stanza of Horst Wessel, written by Wessel himself for a comrade! Circa 1929.]

    [Below: Postcard with rare Horst Wessel cancel.]

    [Below: Horst Wessel's identification book.]

    [Below: Horst Wessel's identification books.]

    [Below: This is taken from a nursery school book. It contains the first verse of Horst Wessel Lied.]

    [Below: The innner label of a period German record with the Horst Wessel Lied.]

    [Below: A different innner label of a period German record with the Horst Wessel Lied.]

    [Below: Sheet music for Horst Wessel Lied.]

    [Below: 'Kriegskunst in wort und bild' translates as 'The art of war in words and pictures'.]

    [Below: A book cover by von Fritz Daum.]

    [Below: A book cover by Hans Westmar.]

    [Below: A bronze memorial of Horst Wessel.]

    [Below: A tinnie of Horst Wessel.]

    [Below: This is by Karl Bauer.]

    [Below: Unknown artist.]

    [Below: A young Horst Wessel.]

    [Below: Horst Wessel.]

    [Below: Horst Wessel.]

    [Below: Horst Wessel.]

    [Below: Horst Wessel in military uniform.]

    [Below: Horst Wessel (left foreground with raised hand) with his comrades, Reichs Party Day, Nuremburg, 1929.]

    [Below: A few minutes apart from the above picture, Horst Wessel at the 1929 Reichs Party Day.]

    [Below: Wessel's coffin being loaded into a herse, near Buelow Platz, Berlin.]

    [Below: The martyr-poet Horst Wessel's coffin being lowered into the ground.]

    [Below: The final look.]

    [Below: Horst Wessel's grave with honor guards.]

    [Below: Video still of Joseph Goebbel's visit to Horst Wessel's grave, 1933. 'We did it, comrade'...]

    [Below: School girls visit Horst Wessel's grave.]

    [Below: Monument to Horst Wessel. 'Die Fahne Hoch!' = Raise the Flag!]

    [Below: Brown Shirts serve as honor guards at Horst Wessel's portrait.]

    [Below: Statues and porcelain were also made in Horst Wessel's image.]

    [Below: Police and party members in front of the Horst Wessel House.]

    [Below: Horst Wessel's quarters were enshrined after his death.]

    [Below: Horst Wessel was honored on an NSDAP standard.]

    [Below: Horst Wessel Platz (square/plaza).]

    [Below: Here is a modern picture LP dedicated to Horst Wessel.]


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