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Old 10-30-2006, 03:34 PM
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A scholar and a gentleman ...

Here is a curiosity for you Lit fans and otherwise illiterate. jeje

Book: The Pocket Kipling
"The Day's Work"
Doubleday,Page and Co. 1924
printed in the United States

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Old 10-30-2006, 03:39 PM
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http://www.kipling.org.uk/facts_swastik.htm
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Old 10-31-2006, 12:20 AM
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Nice Article. Thanks.
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The plain fact is the Swastika was a good luck charm used,not only by those in India and Indochine,but in the American southwest among the navahos and Hopis.

Tsaritsa Alexandra Feodorovna,wife of Nikolai II also adopted it as her personal talisman,as did several German and American World War I aces,who had it painted upon their fighter planes,this,while Herr Hitler was still employed as a lowly messenger in the German trenches,so there.........
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Old 10-31-2006, 08:56 AM
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Question: Do you like Kipling?

Ans: I don't know, I've never kipled.
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Old 10-31-2006, 09:33 AM
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Hakenkreuz still seen in Finland

It was, and still is, used on the planes and airforce planes in Finland.
It predated the Nazi Hakenkreuz ("hooked cross") which is forbidden on models anjd pictures in Germany today. (The replica first replica ME262 flew in Germany this year - see www.stormbirds.com )

Even though Finland turned to the Nazis for help from the Nazis after Stalin bombed Helsinki and then invaded Finland in 1939, when ALL of the allied forces turned a deaf ear to their cries for help. Finland recaptured its lost territory (sought nothing more than that), and Hitler visited Finnish President Mannerheim and presented him with a beautiful Mercedes 770K, but the Soviets forced an armistice upon the Finns in 1944 and forced them to drive out the German forces through Lappland, and give up 10% of their entire nation to Russia (mostly the land around Murmansk to get the nickel mines at Petsamo, and all of the Eastern Karelia territory to have more land around Leningrad)

Has nothing to do with the German National Socialist symbol though. Althouogh neither of them trusted the communists of Russia

But it did give me a jolt the first time I went into a hanger North of Helsinki and saw one (a blue one) on a plane
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Old 10-31-2006, 01:12 PM
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On a Chinese map it indicates a temple.
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Old 10-31-2006, 01:31 PM
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In India, the swastika was a fertility symbol, and is known in heraldry as the fylfot ("four feet").

The Austrian corporal ruined a perfectly good symbol.
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Old 10-31-2006, 09:55 PM
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Yeah I've seen North American Indian baskets with the swatstika. Two crossed S shapes also were forerunners of that symbol or concurrent.

but what does that have to do with halloween???

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