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Title: Assault detachment

Description: Massed columns of SA and SS men of Nazi Germany march through the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, January 30, 1933; The S.A (Sturmabteiling or "Storm detachment," " Assault detachment," or "Assault section;" SA members were called "storm troopers;" the SA was a paramilitary organization of the Nazi Party that played an important role in Hitler's rise to power in the 1920s and 1930s; Salomon later lost favor with Hitler who removed him from his post; SA men were called Brown Shirts, for the color of their uniforms; the SA was superseded by the SS (Schutzstaffel or "Protective Echelon") in a bloody purge by Hitler, fearing their power and independence, that was called "The Night of the Long Knives" or "Operation Hummingbird," June 20, 1934-July 2, 1934, when most if not all members of the SA were killed, their throats cut by the SS and the Gestapo, the Nazi secret police; the SS became a powerful Nazi force that was responsible for many of the Nazi crimes against humanity during World War II; SS men wore black and brown uniforms; the 1934 mass extermination of the SA, called the Night of the Long Knives, was profiled in Luchino Visconti's 1969 film The Damned;

Category: World War II

Topic: Germany

Keywords: autocrats, Axis Powers, Berlin, Germany, Brandenburg Gate, Black Shirts, Brown Shirts, crimes against humanity, dictators, fascism, fascists, films, Germans, Germany, Gestapo, marches, motion pictures, movies, National Socialism, Nazi Germany, Nazi leaders, Nazi SA, Nazi SS, Nazism, Nazis, marches, marching men, paramilitary organizations, politicians, Storm Troopers, terrorism, terrorist groups, Third Reich, tyrants, 1930s.

Orientation: Landscape

Dimensions: 2325 x 1743 (4.05 MPixels) (4:3)

Print Size: 19.7 x 14.8 cm; 7.8 x 5.8 inches

File Size: 11.61 MB (12,171,596 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000011046

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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