So....the visor is a stinky fake, and this stuff came from the SON of the dry cleaner, not THE dry cleaner. So it probably wallowed for many years, alone in the dark.
The Italians DID put some German insignia on red backgrounds, once in a while, for general officers, instead of the bottle green. But since it is FAKE, no point in exploring that any further.
How about some CLOSE UPS of the insignia?
I do not like the look of the breast eagle for starters.
Us and them - and after all we’re only ordinary men. Me, and you - God only knows it’s not what we would choose to do. Forward he cried from the rear, and the front rank died, and the general sat and the lines on the map moved from side to side.
- US & THEM, THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON - PINK FLOYD
The tunic of General Alexander Borquin which was brought back to Texas by a reporter from Stars and Stripes. General Borquin was born in Jamaica to German emigree parents. He returned to fight for Germany in World War I. Following the war, he remained in the army becoming an instructor teacher. This tunic was manufactured in Prague in early 1939 when Borquin was a Colonel. Mid war, he was given command of a Jaeger Division which is indicated by the patch on his tunic sleeve.
LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.
Thank you Mr.Coleman. I am visiting my Great Uncle Ramsay in a week or so..his birthday. I will try to get more info and photos. Thanks again.