Arbeitsman In The Snow

Updated: Sep 26, 2020

The photograph here shows three Arbeitsmann of the Reichsarbeitsdienst (RAD) with Tornister and shovels in the snow. The Arbeitsmann are seen here in a snowy forest leaning on their shovels, posing side on showing their battalion shield and armbands. Seen with their fur rucksacks known as a Tornister. The Shovels they are seen leaning on were used for drills in replacement of rifles. This being as a the RAD was a paramilitary organisation in the NSDAP. The RAD gave men aged between 18 and 25 experience in land work as well as basic military drills training that could be built upon in the Wehrmacht.

The Snow covering the their boots, showing that the snow if very thick where they are based. Common work that was issued to the Arbeitsmann was land clearance and re development. This was vital as it allowed for not only military development, with land to be cleared and developed for fortifications or encampments but it also allowed for land to be cleared and re developed for towns and cities. This creating more jobs and boosting local economies. The cold temperatures wouldn't be an issue for the hard working men as they would be active and keeping warm. The RAD Arbeitsmann seen here are standing proudly,a photograph that shows their pride of their service. A photograph that would be shown off and reflected on of a proud moment in the young Arbeitsmanns careers.

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