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H021676 RECONNAISSANCE/MOTORCYCLE INFANTRY EM/NCO'S SHOULDER STRAP SLIDES. (Aufschiebeschlaufen)

BACKGROUND: Slip on shoulder strap slides for wear by EM/NCO's were originally introduced on January 24TH 1940 for economic and security reasons. The slides were cheaper and easier to produce then full shoulder straps and could be exchange easily if an individual was transferred or removed in the field to conceal unit designations. The shoulder strap slides generally had a unit numeral or specific ,designation, letter chain stitched in the appropriated waffenfarbe, (Branch of Service Color). Originally Aufklärungs, (Reconnaissance), personnel where allotted pink or golden yellow waffenfarbe until regulations of July 6TH 1939 altered the waffenfarbe to copper brown and extended its use to Kradschützen, (Motorcycle Infantry), personnel.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Field-grey wool construction slip on shoulder strap slides with a machine stitched seam to the reverse and chain stitched numerals "159" in copper brown threads.

GRADE ****1/4                                                 PRICE $79.00

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