This group has NO political, religious or moral agenda. We do not advocate atrocities of war. More specifically, we are not promoting war crimes often attributed to The Third Reich.
Having made our disclaimer, we'd like to tell you what we ARE about:
Our name, "The Last Gladiators" refers to the uniforms, weapons, equipment, art, architecture, propaganda and related symbolism used by Nazi-Germany before and during WWII and how each has an undeniable connection to or is an obvious representation of the military and gladiatorial aspects of the Roman Empire.
The group founder is a child of the mid-20th century. His grandfather was a decorated combat paratrooper in the U.S. Army during WWII; a hero who lost part of his foot in The Battle of Kasserine Pass. This grandfather brought home many Third Reich war "souvenirs" which fascinated the founder through his childhood. While the stand-alone items (daggers, flags, jack-boots and such) were enough to capture the imagination of this young man, the stories behind the objects truly brought them to life.
Most of us who aren't independently wealthy. We find that the collecting of such artifacts to be a financial challenge, especially as such artifacts become more and more scarce. This does little to extinguish our interest. However, in this day and age of digital information exchange, we now have an alternative to collecting "Objets d'Art". This pursuit can be fulfilled by gathering, collecting and sharing digital images along with any back-stories discovered or linked to these images.
Again, this is a group designed to share fascinating images of historical importance. It is *not* an altar at which to worship National Socialism or long dead heroes of olde. It is *not* anti-Semitic, anti-Gypsy, anti-Homosexual or Pro-Aryan. It is *not* a hate site. It is our attempt to share our fascination with history and historical artifacts the way we have seen it.