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    from the little i know these as also called M44 insignia? what does the M stand for?
    sorry about my lack of basic knowledge , but i have just started to get interested in learning about and collect Heer breast eagles and cap insignia : )
    Stig
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    M = Model as in M1944= 1944 Model
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Hi Stig, these are original but were never called M44.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    When it comes to German militaria, the various "M something" designations are pure collectorspeak inspired by allied terminology.

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    The M terminology was often not used with regulations from the TR. Occasionally however it was indeed done.
    A tunic from 1936 for the RAD was known as Tuchrock 36; a tunic for political leaders from 1939 was phrased
    as Dienstrock für Politische Leiter "Modell 1939", but not as M1939!
    Most often the used name was as "call a spade a spade"!! So, Feldbluse für Offiziere (from 1938) or Weisser Rock
    neuer Art für Offiziere und Wehrmachtbeamte im Offiziersrang
    (from 1939).
    "Wir sollen auch unser Leben für die Brüder lassen" (1.Joh.3.16):
    zum Gedächtnis Wilhelm Schenk. Er starb fürs Vaterland am 13. Juni 1916

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    ok. so it is more or less early war, mid war and late war? and no M41, M43, M44 or M44/45?!!!
    Stig

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    These are late war circa 1944.
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    Confusion like this is exactly why the "M" designations are used today by collectors. Whether strictly proper and originally used or not, simply adding a "M19**" designation helps to sort out the age in most collectors minds, is all.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Hello,

    Both of these pieces are nice original late war embroidered enlisted man's Heer insignia. Manufactured late 1944,early45.

    Fred

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