S005879 "DEUTSCHLAND" EM/NCO'S CUFFTITLE. (Ärmelstreiffen)

BACKGROUND: The SS-VT, SS-Verfügungsrtruppe, Standarte 1, (SS-Special Purpose Troops 1ST Regiment) was allotted the honorary title, "Deutschland", at the Nürnberg rally in September 1935, and in November 1935 personnel of the Standarte were authorized wear of a cufftitle with Gothic script. In October 1939 the Standarte became a component of the newly formed SS-VT-Division (mot.), which would eventually evolve into the 2. Panzer-Division "Das Reich". On transfer to the 2. Panzer-Division "Das Reich" personnel of the Standarte retained the right to wear the cufftitle. In December 1939 the script on the cufftitle was altered from the earlier Gothic style script to Latin style script. The Standarte underwent three name designation alterations during its time of service, with it receiving its final designation as SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 3 on October 22ND 1943.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Post December 1939, RZM pattern, EM/NCO’s woven black rayon cufftitle featuring machine embroidered Latin script, "Deutschland", in silver/grey threads. The cufftitle is bordered at both the top and bottom edges in seven strand, horizontally woven, silver/aluminum wire threads. Full length. Removed from a uniform. Comes with the detailed biography of the U.S. Vet Charles Wahler who captured the insignia and brought it back in 1945. Nice!

GRADE ****                             PRICE $2,200.00

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