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H038578 FELDGENDARMIE LEUTNANT'S SHOULDER BOARDS.

BACKGROUND: The different branches of service within the German army were allocated a specific, identifying, waffenfarbe, (Branch of Service Color), with orange being chosen for Feldgendarmie, (Military Police), personnel which was displayed as piping on the shoulder straps. Of Note: Originally personnel serving with the army recruiting service were also allocated orange waffenfarbe until it was altered to white in 1942. Recruiting personnel incorporated the Roman numeral of the appropriate Wehrkreis, (Military Area), on their shoulder boards and straps.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Slip on shoulder boards of interwoven matt silver/aluminum Russian braid, mounted on orange wool waffenfarbe bases. Excellent condition.

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $199.00

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