1929 bis 1938 !!
This forum is for the Koppelschloss worn 1900 to 1945.
1929 bis 1938 !!
THE FALCON ON TOP OF THREE WAVES !
Very interesting and very rare !!!
Deutsche Jugendschaft vom 1. 11. 1929" (German Boys' Federation from the 1st of November 1929).
Apparently these chappies were "trailblazers" and opened the otherwise nationally confined horizons of the German youth groups of that time, to a worldwide audience. They were the first to make trips abroad, they embraced Japanese zen philosophy (why ?) and and changed the song repertoire of the youth groups of that time who were used to rattling German folksongs.
In comparison to the ultra nationalistic, belligerent and romantic style of some of the youth movements, a factual, concise and unemotional correspondence was practised and writing was in lower case. Look at the belt buckle emblem.
They were eventually politically active and took part in demonstrations and actions against the NS's.
After the outset of the "Wandervoegel" ("migration bird") and the "Bündische Jugend" (youth in federations"), they were the third wave of the German youth movement.
As per the buckle emblem - THE FALCON ON TOP OF THREE WAVES !
Great buckle, I've never seen one before ! And a wealth of information to boot.
Thanks for sharing, Al.
I agree - an important buckle, rare and seldom seen.
The forum is fortunate.
Great buckle and info thanks for sharing
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuher Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
A first for me too. Thanks!
Gerolf, these early buckles are fantastic, some of these I have never heard of or seen before, I am learning so much as probably the rest of the forum are, many thanks for showing these buckles and do keep them coming
I echo Bens comments - another rare buckle - and thanks for the info about he organisation, David. This forum is really a qualitaty one !
Jungenschaft 1950 1960