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Brought out in the Spiavalonian period of wargame history with everything looking doelfully the same (massive piles of cardboard counters grinding against each other like frenzied tectonic plates in feldgrau and brown drab engaged int the 443rd refight of some obscure battle on the Eastern Front) the simplicty and artistry od Dune was a real eye-opener.
There was a bit of hoopla a while back when Günter Grass revealed that he had—briefly, in the last months of the Second World War—been a member of the Waffen S.S. rather than simply another young man in feldgrau.
Hans von Kluge's panzer grenadiers, men wearing the feldgrau of the Wehrmacht.
The bright, impersonal hospital room; the C.ief of the General Staff, jack-booted in his ankle-length feldgrau great - coat, Knight's Grand C.oss at his throat; and in pajamas, his countenance puffy, the Reichsführer SS, C.ief of the Police, C.mmander in C.ief of the Home Army, and G.O.C. Army Group Vistula.
It was noticed that the enemy were wearing the old blue uniform of the German Army instead of the feldgrau uniform, and that they carried tin canisters in which they had their gas masks.
I opened my eyes wide: on his head and shoulders, over his simple feldgrau uniform, I seemed to see a large blue-and-white striped rabbi’s shawl.