BACKGROUND: Accurate intelligence and secure lines of communication are crucial elements to all armies in the field and during WWII each division in the German Army had an integral Signals unit. The Signals unit were usually of Battalion strength and generally consisted of a Headquarters Company, a Radio Company and a Telephone Company. The Signals personnel utilized a wide variety of radio receivers, field telephones and associated communications equipment in all theatres of operation. This example is the standard issue, hand held microphone used in conjunction with almost all German field radios.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: The uniquely shape, contoured, molded black and red bakelite and metal alloy construction microphone. The microphone is nicely contoured for easy of handling with a depressed finger groove to the top edge and another depressed finger groove to the bottom front. The bottom front edge of the microphone has a stepped panel with an inset molded red bakelite activation button. The activation button has deeply impressed script, "Drücken" (Push). The obverse center has a black painted, circular, metal alloy microphone cover with nineteen small puncture holes. Situated just above the metal alloy microphone cover is deeply impressed, red painted script, "Feind hört mit", (The enemy is listening). The reverse of the microphone is well marked with a stamped Waffen-amt mark. The bottom edge of the microphone has a woven, tan fabric covered, connection wire which is inserted into a three prong plug with a black painted, sheet metal housing.

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $120.00

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