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  • 1937


The German Air Sport
Calls You


One of the most popular youth activities was gliding. This poster urged young men to join in this sport. It shows a group of young boys in HJ uniform running down a seaside dune. They have just run along the beach pulling into the air the glider that now soars above them. The ropes with which they pulled up the plane fall to the ground in the rear.

Although numerous historians have attributed the Nazi attention to air sports as a clear desire to instill military virtues into young Germans, there is little evidence to support such a conclusion. Here, the glider is totally unthreatening, more of an open frame than a real plane, and the boys involved are clearly enjoying their joint accomplishment rather than any military achievement.


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