11-11-2015 02:52 AM
Would it not be uncommon for a standard tropical Kriegsmarine field blouse , used by the Heer/Army?
Any thoughts on it's authenticity?
KM tropical is not my thing, so i can't speak of originality but yes it's uncommon to find a KM tunic with Heer insignia.
The way the Litzen are applied it doesn't look that it was wartime sewn.
The tunic is dated much after the African campaign was over so why the Heer insignia? The supplies shortage was a big issue during the African campaign not after.
Furthermore the tunic is in a mint/unissued condition so it had a Heer configuration but it was never used?
I believe that the insignia were post war applied.
Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377
Thanks Don... I'm glad I passed on buying it... thanks for confirming my doubts..