In an attempt to contain the threat of the Nazis and their paramilitary arm, the SA ‘brownshirts’, German Chancellor Heinrich Brüning banned uniforms in 1930. How did the Nazi’s get around this?

Answer: They merely traded their brownshirts for white shirts, worn extensively and harmlessly, by, among others, ordinary office and other metropolitan workers. In doing so, they continued to march and engage in provocative behaviour.

Source: The Coming of the Third Reich by Richard J. Evans

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