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DAK TROPICAL GREATCOAT (PoW)

Article about: Rare tropical (and that means DEUTSCHES AFRIKA KORPS!) greatcoat belonging to a soldier that became a POW while fighting in North Africa.The coat’s been made by one of the best known makers

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    Rare tropical (and that means DEUTSCHES AFRIKA KORPS!) greatcoat belonging to a soldier that became a POW while fighting in North Africa.The coat’s been made by one of the best known makers of tropical clothing ( Peek & Cloppenburg “BEHA” G.m.b.h.) and it’s lined with the same mustard fabric P&C used in the making of Heer tropical shirts.
    There are other details that suggest that this coat belonged to a PoW other than the faintly readable PW stencilled in yellow paint on the back,i.e. the sleeve lining undone to hide personal belongings and a safety pin (original to the coat) hidden in the hem.These pins were a priced possession amongst soldier and even more priced amongst PoWs.
    Enjoy
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    Hello,
    Looks like a nice one...congats and thanks for sharing.
    IMO Mark should post soon....
    Thanks
    PREUSSENS GLORIA

    In Memoriam :
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    Sorry for such a delay, Jean-Philipe!
    A good tropical P&C coat with POW history - I like the untouched factor as I am a huge fan of worn items. I've had a few tropical coats, and currently have a DAK POW coat to a known individual/unit (see images).
    Yes - rare items indeed - Thanks for sharing.
    Regards,
    Mark
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    Amazing display Mark
    I envy you.
    Cheers.
    Nuno

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    Thank You, Sir!
    I love tropical greatcoats.
    Regards,
    Mark
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    Very nice Mark, as always. Some people might call it greedy having 3 of them, but I call it dedication, and probably involved a lot of hard work to find them and a lot of money to buy them. I have never seen a real one in the 'flesh'.

    The thread starter is a stunner and the hidden pocket is great to see.

    Regards,

    Jerry
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Thank You, Jerry - not to mention 30 odd years of collecting...
    Anyone who is the caretaker of a German tropical greatcoat is fortunate.
    Regards,
    Mark

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    Does anyone know the nomenclature of the greatcoat worn by the mannequin in the seated position?

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    Hi 'Heldentod',
    That is a tropical wachmantel. I know of only one other worldwide, but there surely must be more out there.
    Regards,
    Mark
    NZ

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