Paul Warren

Gold Star - 65,762 Points (ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA)

War - Ww2 - Hugo Boss Designed The Second World War German Army Uniforms - Poem by Paul Warren

Hugo Boss designed for the German Army uniform
And it was said that they were the the best dressed form
You see when conquering Europe under the jackboot hordes
To look your best on battlefields had its own rewards
They cut a dashing figure with jodhpurs and a classic cut
With tunic from waist to chin smartly all buttoned up
So the war ended with a worse defeat for the Nazi horde
But after all that is said and done Hugo Boss' reputation soared
As a designer of some note who prospered in the post war years
A reputation partly built on war's' suffering and tears.

© Paul Warren Poetry

Topic(s) of this poem: war

Form: Prose Poem

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Hugo Boss designed the German Army uniforms of the Second World War.

Comments about War - Ww2 - Hugo Boss Designed The Second World War German Army Uniforms by Paul Warren

  • Terry Craddock (3/17/2016 2:07:00 AM)

    I actually wrote on this also although I never mentioned the Henry Ford connection. This was paid for by Henry Ford.

    Henry Ford: Hitler's First Foreign Backer

    On December 20,1922 the New York Times reported4 that automobile manufacturer Henry Ford was financing Adolph Hitler's nationalist and anti-Semitic movements in Munich. Simultaneously, the Berlin newspaper Berliner Tageblatt appealed to the American Ambassador in Berlin to investigate and halt Henry Ford's intervention into German domestic affairs. It was reported that Hitler's foreign backers had furnished a spacious headquarters with a host of highly paid lieutenants and officials. Henry Ford's portrait was prominently displayed on the walls of Hitler's personal office:

    The wall behind his desk in Hitler's private office is decorated with a large picture of Henry Ford. In the antechamber there is a large table covered with books, nearly all of which are a translation of a book written and published by Henry Ford.

    Henry Ford Receives a Nazi Medal

    A decade later, in August 1938 — after Hitler had achieved power with the aid of the cartels — Henry Ford received the Grand Cross of the German Eagle, a Nazi decoration for distinguished foreigners. The New York Times reported it was the first time the Grand Cross had been awarded in the United States and was to celebrate Henry Ford's 75th birthday.8

    The decoration raised a storm of criticism within Zionist circles in the U.S. Ford backed off to the extent of publicly meeting with Rabbi Leo Franklin of Detroit to express his sympathy for the plight of German Jews:

    My acceptance of a medal from the German people [said Ford] does not, as some people seem to think, involve any sympathy on my part with naziism. Those who have known me for many years realize that anything that breeds hate is repulsive to me.

    Ford makes fascinating reading, Ford paid for an official history of WW2 out of his own pocket to absolve the Nazi's of as many of their crimes as possible. Do a little research Joseph.
    (Report) Reply

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (12/10/2015 10:53:00 PM)

    I like to consider myself a WWII buff, but I did NOT know that! (Report) Reply

    Terry Craddock (3/17/2016 2:33:00 AM)

    Actually you should read UE News Feature: Nasty Nazi Business - Corporate Deals..., http: // and CHAPTER SIX: Henry Ford and the Nazis - Reformed Theology. Henry Ford, Adolph Hitler's Inspiration For Treatment Of Jews How Henry Ford Helped To Create Auschwitz is a must read, to quote Hitler himself These are just a few of the hundred's of quotes from Ford's book, which Hitler read while in jail in 1928. After reading The International Jew, Hitler remarked

    I shall do my best to put his theories (Ford's) into practice. And indeed he did just that.

    Terry Craddock (3/17/2016 2:25:00 AM)

    Hugo Boss designed the German Army uniform paid for by Henry Ford, GM built the motors for most German tanks and aircraft GM and Ford were vital components of the Nazi war effort. German Ford was the second largest producer of trucks for the Nazi military. GM’s plants built thousands of bomber and jet fighter propulsion systems for the Luftwaffe — while at the same time profiting from production of aircraft engines for the U.S. Army Air Corps.

    The outbreak of war in September 1939 resulted inevitably in the full conversion by GM and Ford of their Axis plants to the production of military aircraft and trucks, according to a 1974 report printed by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. On the ground, GM and Ford subsidiaries built nearly 90 percent of the armored ‘mule’ 3-ton half-trucks and more than 70 percent of the Reich’s medium and heavy-duty trucks. These vehicles, according to American intelligence reports, served as ‘the backbone of the German Army transportation system.’

Read all 4 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 15, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 14, 2017

[Report Error]