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It is currently still unclear to which extent and from what angle "any ridicule" might have come. Of course there was some ridicule towards those uniformed men, and of course that ridicule mainly came from political opponents. Uniforms of all kinds were still in much respect and fashion in Germany. Be it old Kaisers Rock (Prussian uniform, ...


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This answer deals solely with the topic from where the original brown shirts came from. The original supplier of the brown shirts to the Sturmabteilung (SA) was from the „Sportversand Schill“, which was part of the Schilljugend (Schill Youth) founded in 1923 by Gerhard Roßbach. In 1921, Gerhard Roßbach bought up the remaining stock of the East African ...


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