BACKGROUND: In late 1940, with the impending German entrance into the North African campaign, tropical uniforms and equipment were quickly developed and issued in time for DAK, Deutsches Afrika Korps, (German Africa Corps), personnelís arrival in Tripoli in February 1941. The design of the tropical issued uniforms essentially adhered to the pattern of the field-grey continental uniforms and also followed the same basic war time modifications. Eventually these tropical uniforms would be issued to personnel serving in southern areas of continental Europe.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Ribbed, khaki/olive, cotton twill construction pants feature a four button French fly, with an additional two buttons positioned on the interior waistband. The waistband has a, built-in, tunnel looped, olive green, cotton/rayon blend web belt with an HBT, (Herring Bone Twill), weave to the right side of the fly with a corresponding, rectangular, open, triple claw, natural magnetic sheet metal buckle to the left side of the fly. The left side of the waistband also has a single vertical belt loop to secure the belt tail. The pants have two diagonally angled, slash front pockets and a small horizontal slash watch pocket situated beneath the right side waistband. The right seat has a single horizontal slash. The pants have a dual-ply reinforced crotch and straight cut, non-adjustable, dual-ply, hemmed cuffs. The interior waistband is lined in ribbed, white cotton/rayon blend material and has four vertical belt loops and two vertically extended fabric tabs to the reverse center. The buttons are all the dished metal type and appear to have their original stitching. Rbnr# marked and nice size markings. Munich Depot marked for 1943. The pants are roughly size 32" waist. Nice clean, near mint pair!

GRADE ****1/2                             PRICE $1,100.00

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