Collectors Showcase CS00569 LSSAH SS-Standartenfuhrer Joachim von Ribbentrop (1:30 Scale)
"Meine Ehre heisst Treue (Honor is my Loyalty)."
- Motto of the 1.SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler"
Ulrich Friedrich Wilhelm Joachim von Ribbentrop (April 30th, 1893 - October 16th, 1946) was Foreign Minister of Germany from 1938 until 1945. He was later hanged for war crimes after the Nuremberg Trials.
Ribbentrop was a great admirer of Hitler. Ribbentrop was emotionally dependent on Hitler's favor to the extent that he suffered from psychosomatic illnesses if Hitler was unhappy with him. In 1933 he was given honorary SS officer rank of SS-Standartenfuhrer. His SS membership number was 63,083. For a time, Ribbentrop was friendly with the Reichsfuhrer-SS Heinrich Himmler, but ultimately the two became enemies mostly because the SS insisted upon the right to conduct its own foreign policy independent of Ribbentrop.
Pictured here is a 1:30 scale replica of German Foreigh Minister and LSSAH SS-Standartenfuhrer Joachim von Ribbentrop. Sold Out!
Height: 2-1/2 inches
Release Date: Ship Date: September 2011
Historical Account: "The Bodyguard Regiment" - The Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler (LSSAH) was Adolf Hitler's personal Bodyguard Regiment ("Leibstandarte" being a somewhat archaic German expression for the personal bodyguard of a military leader). The LSSAH independently participated in combat during the Invasion of Poland. The LSSAH was amalgamated into the Waffen-SS together with the SS-VT and the combat units of the SS-TV prior to Operation Barbarossa in 1941. By the end of World War II it had been increased in size from a regiment to a Panzer division. The elite division was a component of the Waffen-SS which was found guilty of war crimes in the Nuremberg Trials.