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Trying to Figure This Out! Interwar White Tunic w/ badges


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This is another tunic that my dad sent home. Nothing added. What I can't figure is why a WW2 Infantry COL would have no WW2 awards? And, he was promoted! There is a hole in the center of each board showing he was a LTC at some point. Head scratcher here! Thoughts? Half baked opinions? lol

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Proud Kraut,

 

Thanks! That makes perfect sense then! Most likely acquired pre 1939, and judging from the looks of it, probably not worm once the war started. They call the casino jackets? lol Gather they are scarce?

 

Thanks,

John

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Dad used these as packing in boxes! Better than foam pellets or bubble wrap! Sent them to my oldest cousin to play with! Then again, I used to play whith the G-43 he sent home! lol I don’t do that anymore! Did shoot it years ago, was pretty accurate, but the whole gas system is a nightmare! Just got this from my cousin who is 86.

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I think the official name was "Weißer Rock" (white tunic), sometimes you´ll also find the designation "summer tunic" It was worn by officers only and mainly used for off-duty activities. Interestingly the Bundeswehr introduced a similar tunic for a very brief time in the late 1960´s. Your´s is a very nice item, thanks for sharing!

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Thanks!

 

Having collected US WW1 for years, I was always scared of the Third Reich stuff. Started collecting in 1958, and it was being faked then, but not the volume or quality you see today. Four things that I like the best are:

 

1. My dad sent it home

2. We collectors have never had our mitts on it! lol

3. He may have more of it in storage

4. Getting it for the price of a good lunch!

 

Was this an optional item like dress blues for US Army enlisted, unless you were assigned to a special detail that required them?

 

Thanls,

 

John

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Another possibility. But, the boards show a promotion. There is a hole exactly in the center for one pip initially Changed to Oberst and apparently still worn. Shame there is no name in it......

Maybe he could of been Ausser Dienst by 1939-40?

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Another possibility. But, the boards show a promotion. There is a hole exactly in the center for one pip initially Changed to Oberst and apparently still worn. Shame there is no name in it......

 

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