Heldengedenktag (Day of Commemoration of Heroes) 1937, festive ceremony in the Opera Unter den Linden in Berlin: in the the box of honour 1st row from left: Konstantin Freiherr von Neurath, JosephGoebbels, Austria ambassador Alfred Krauss, August von Mackensen, Adolf Hitler, Werner von Blomberg, Werner Freiherr von Fritsch, Erich Raeder- Photographer: Paul Mai- Vintage property of ullstein bild
Offizier D (Generalfeldmarschall)Gedenkfeier für Friedrich den Großen in der Garnisonkirche in Potsdam:- von Mackensen, Generalfeldmarschall Werner von Blomberg und Generaloberst Werner Freiher von Fritsch (vorne v.l.n.r.)
"Heroes' Remembrance Day" in Berlin (March 17, 1935)The photograph below was taken during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Heroes’ Memorial “Unter den Linden.” It shows (from left to right) Admiral Erich Raeder (Commander-in-Chief of the War Navy), Senior General Werner von Fritsch (Commander-in-Chief of the Army), Reich Marshal Hermann Göring (Commander-in-Chief of the Air Force), General Field Marshal August von Mackensen (Royal Prussian Army), Hitler, and Reich Minister of War von Blomberg
Adolf Hitler with General von Blomberg, the minister for war, and Field Marshal von Mackensen during a wreath-laying in the Unter den Linden for war heroes, Berlin, 1936. Note the officers saluting in the traditional way -- still no Heil salute in the army. The practice was maintained throughout the war with only the Waffen SS establishing the Heil as the routine form.
An excellent print from 1936 showing Hitler at the Berlin State Opera on the occasion of commemorating the WW1 German fallen.On the first row, from l to r, Goebbels, Hess, Goering and the octogenarian Field Marshal Mackensen. On the left of Hitler is Field Marshal Blomberg and C-in-C of the Army Werner von Fritsch. Himmler is on the third row to the right, partially obscured.
1936 August 15 Berlin Summer Olympics Hitler and Interior Minister Frick (Hitler’s left), August von Mackensen (Hitler’s right). 2nd row Viktor Lutze and making her way to the Fuhrer… an amorous admirer All watching the Women’s 400m Freestyle Final