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wehrmacht eagle on ss man: why?

Article about: this is strange why is on the tunic an wehrmacht eagle the description of the picture tells this, but dont know what it means Angehörige der 7.SS Division Prinz Eugen betrauern ihre gefallen

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    this is strange why is on the tunic an wehrmacht eagle
    the description of the picture tells this, but dont know what it means

    Angehörige der 7.SS Division Prinz Eugen betrauern ihre gefallenen Kameraden in Sarajewo
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    Klinger,

    Having served in the military before, I can tell you that there is such a thing as 'Soldiers Fashion', when you are part of a machine forcing you to be the same, then there is great delight at stretching or bending rules in order to be an 'Individual' or at least slightly different.
    In this case it looks like he wants to look like Hitler himself. I suppose at that time no one would dare fault him since he is a Knights cross winner. Just my take and not neccesaraly the facts?

    Jock

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    hi , to do with shortages of insignia , if my memory serves me right you can find examples of period use of heer and party eagles in photos in the bender book headgear of hitlers germany vol 2. hope this helps..cheers paul

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    The picture dicription says, Members of the Division Prinz Eugen 7.SS mourn their fallen comrades in Sarajevo

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    Gents..I believe Sepp did it as well !
    "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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    hi , i recall that sepp went one better and has his insignia made in gold coloured wire or cello .cheers paul

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    Shortages of regulation insignia and as already mentioned "Fashion" all comes into play on this issue.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Shortages of regulation insignia and as already mentioned "Fashion" all comes into play on this issue.

    Cheers, Ade.
    thanks all of you

    but try to imagine you can buy an ss tunic whit wehrmacht eagel, first impression fake, not real, or something but never autentic, or am i wrong, dose someone has an similar tunic in his collection
    cheers

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    Very true.

    People like to see "textbook" items today with everything being regulation issue. A look at period photos will tell another story.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    now im confused
    more books more input is needed in my case

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