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Bundeswehr Generalleutnant tunic + 57er Ribbon bar.

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    Default Bundeswehr Generalleutnant tunic + 57er Ribbon bar.

    Here is my recently purchased Generalleutnant tunic, a stunning piece in very light grey pure wool material, very lightweight, with heavily embroidered insignia, including "Fallshirmjagerspringer" (Parachute wings) gold grade and "Einzelkampfer" (lone survival combat course), it sports a "BMVg" (Federal Ministry of defence) arm badge... The tunic is not named sadly....I would date, say around late 1970's-early 1980's, a WW2 vet, as it sports a massive ribbon bar, which in my opinion needs more study/research...it is for RK, DKiG, BRD Order of Merit 1st class, EK I, BRD Order of Merit 2nd class, EK II, CCC in Silver, Wound badge in Silver, Luftwaffe Ground Assault badge, Kuban Schild, Fallshirmjager qualification badge, Tank destruction badge, Sports badge, 1962 flood medal, last one in not known at this time....however the ribbon bar is not of the normal 57er construction...it has the current method of mounting, i.e. metal backing on which separate ribbon mounts are slid into place, I need to find out when these bars came into use...as this vet would of retired in early, at the latest mid 80's.
    Prost ! Steve.
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    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Default Re: Bundeswehr Generalleutnant tunic + 57er Ribbon bar.

    Is there any award that this guy DOESN't have Steve? I'd kill just to have the ribbon bars!

    Seriously though, it's a brilliant tunic in even better condition. And you're right, I think that you've got some serious researching to do mate, although I would have thought that with those awards it would be "relatively" easy to do some back-tracking as to the original owner.

    Best of luck.

    Regards etc

    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy
    Last edited by jimpy; 10-12-2012 at 12:27 AM. Reason: Grammar/spelling

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    Thats a great jacket mate...nice one alright...is thare a possibility the last ribbon bar is the Legion of Merit??

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    Gents...an update on this item...it is the opinion of others, elsewhere, that that the bar is made up ...I suspected this to be the case, as the last RK holder retired from the BW in 1983, and this type of bar was used in the late 80's on...I will still keep the bar as it displays nicely. Due to this research, I have obtained another BW bar which is more correct, (although not original to the tunic) and I have attached this new bar to the tunic...
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    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    thats a choker steve.

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