Ribbentrop, Hitler's foreign minister, was an early friend of Heinrich Himmler, who offered him an "honorary" SS rank. Ribbentrop did not hesitate to wear the SS uniform when he thought it would add to his prestige. In the end, he led those top Nazis convicted to death at Nuremberg to the gallows. His SS uniform was by then long gone.
Summer 1914, in Fürth barracks (Bavaria) Three soldiers from the Kgl. Bayer. 6. Feldartillerie-Regt. Prinz Ferdinand von Bourlon, Herzog von Calabrien are taken a photo together. Maybe to hope to see each other together in the future. The men wears a typical bayonet in the bavarian artillery the model 1892 with a head of lion on it. (Lion was and is today the symbol of Bavaria). Colours by Luc Heinrich from France