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"Vikingen" - Isländsk man i vikingadräkt vid Ármannsfell, Þingvellir, Island
("The Viking" - Icelandic man in Viking costume at Ármann Fell, Thingvellir , Iceland.)

Note the lack of horns on the helmet, but outlandish spear and belt buckle.

The Nazis used the image of the Viking and an appeal to 'Nordic' identity in order to claim common ground with, and recruit from, the occupied countries of Denmark and Norway. Items like this now serve as a sage reminder that Viking 'branding' has…
This scene is extracted from "The Big Broadcast of 1938" which is a Paramount film featuring W.C. Fields and Bob Hope. Directed by Mitchell Leisen, the film is the last in a series of Big Broadcast movies that were variety show anthologies.
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