Fallschirmjager jump smock
I got this smock from a chap I know for £50 about 12 years ago. He used to pass my shop frequently and I had heard he had a smock, so one day I asked him if the rumour was true. He said it was and that he had recently passed it onto his son who was using it as work jacket when working under cars. I showed him a few other items of para kit I had and said the smock would finish it all off and left him to it. He came in the next day and gave me the smock. He would not accept anything for it, but I managed to get him to take £50 to buy him a few beer's. He told me that he along with his squad were in the North of Italy going through a village. They came to a square with a fountain and all around it were a number of what he said we brand new looking smocks on the floor. He and his mates removed the eagles and for some reason they put them on and wore them out of the village. Somewhere around the time they were leaving the village he was wounded and shipped back to England hense the reason he still had the smock. Its a bit worn and has no eagle but is still a lovely piece, hope you like it.
10-29-2011 08:55 PM