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N031281 NS-RKB OFFICER'S ARMBAND. (NS-RKB ─rmelbinde)

BACKGROUND: The NS-RKB, Nationalsozialistische-Reichskriegerbund, (National Socialist-State Soldiers League), was formed by the NSDAP in March 1938 by amalgamating a number of earlier veterans organizations into one national group. The NS-RKB was a uniformed veterans organization designed to conserve the military comradeship and esprit de corps of its members. In September 1938 the NS-RKB implemented a restructuring of ranks, positions and insignia of the former veterans organizations it had incorporated in to its numbers to bring about uniformity of dress. 1938 pattern armband as worn on the lower right sleeve of the service tunic by NS-RKB personnel.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: A 1938 pattern armband as worn on the lower right sleeve of the service tunic by NS-RKB enlisted ranks. Very deep navy blue cloth armband with machine woven NS-RKB insignia. Insignia consists of a white bordered, red shield with white bordered, black Iron Cross with white circular centerpiece featuring a black, canted swastika to center. Emblem is mounted above a 10mm wide horizontal silver/aluminum rank tress strip. Rank tress indicates a Mitglieter der Beirats. Insignia and tress strip are machine stitched to armband.

GRADE ****1/2                                                     PRICE $149.00

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