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S021978 OFFICER'S CROSS STRAP. (Schulterriemen)

BACKGROUND: The Allgemeine-SS, (General-SS), was originally formed in May 1923 under the auspices of the SA, Sturm Abteilung, (Storm Troopers), as the Stosstrupp Adolf Hitler (Shock Troops), and was redesignated Schutzstaffel, (Protection Squad), in April 1925 with the official acceptance of the name verified on the second anniversary of the failed Munich "Beer-Hall" Putsch on November 9TH 1925. As a subordinate unit to the SA early SS personnel wore the standard SA style box belt buckle with a leather waist belt and cross strap for all ranks. As the Allgemeine-SS expanded to include the SS-VT, SS-Verfügungstruppe, (SS-Special Purpose Troops), the SS-Totenkopfverbände, (SS-Death’s Head Units), and eventually the Waffen-SS, (Armed-SS), all ranks continued wear of the cross strap with the black service uniform but not with the field-grey uniform. Regulations of May 1940 discontinued wear of the cross strap.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: All leather construction with aluminum fitting. Excellent "SS & Assmann" marking. Mint & Nice!

GRADE ****1/2                             PRICE $850.00

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