Sunday, August 17, 2014

Wehrmacht sidecar gymkhana

A card from a packet of Eckstein Nr 5 cigarettes, a German brand around since 1854 and apparently still going on unfiltered as ever. The series was entitled 'Die Deutsche Wehrmacht' and this image of a motorcycle gymkhana seems innocent enough but the set was produced in 1936 and was undoubtedly propaganda for the growing Nazi war effort. Can anyone identify the bike?

wehrmacht german army motorcycle sidecar cigarette card
Cigarette card image of German army
sidecar gymkhana.

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