H025284 TROPICAL (DAK) OFFICER/NCO CAPE. (Umhang)

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. Eventually these tropical uniforms would be issued to personnel serving in southern areas of continental Europe. The design of the tropical issued uniforms items essentially adhered to the pattern of the field-grey continental uniforms, although in a different color and material, and included capes.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Ribbed, light-weight, khaki/olive, cotton twill construction full length cape. All original buttons and stitching. Excellent size and 1940 depot markings. Rare piece of issued tropical uniform kit.

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $1,295.00

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