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Waffen-SS Camouflage in period photos

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    Spose I'll throw this one in.
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    René

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    Something not right here!?!
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    René

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    Rene, it's called Pea Dot envy. Or something like that.

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    A Heer officer wearing SS camo. It sometimes happened; Adelbert Schulz comes to mind:

    Adelbert Schulz - Wikipedia

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    Quote by HPL2008 View Post
    A Heer officer wearing SS camo. It sometimes happened; Adelbert Schulz comes to mind:

    Adelbert Schulz - Wikipedia
    As Andreas has said this wasn't uncommon .
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Quote by Anderson View Post
    Because the photo is an old known published one where the guy in camo is identified as a sniper. But it's just as likely to be a training exercise pre D-Day.
    I know that i first saw the photo many years but who identified him as a sniper all those years ago when it was first published ?
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Isn’t that an SS Adler on his chest?
    The cap insignia seems to be Army ...

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    Actually, it looks like the Adler on the cap is also SS, as on the tunic...

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    Quote by Kohima View Post
    Actually, it looks like the Adler on the cap is also SS, as on the tunic...
    Does look to be an arrow point wing hey..
    Regards
    René

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    Leibermuster made a brief appearance in 1945 and was planned to be put into widespread use, but the war ended before that occurred. Usually associated with the SS, it was in fact designed to be used by all branches of the military and photos exist of the pattern being used by Wehrmacht troops.
    Leibermuster camo was printed onto both HBT and cotton drill material and typically made into the M44 tunic and trousers. There are no known M43 caps made from Leibermuster, just like no M43 caps were made from Erbsentarn (44 dot).

    Here's an example that may be authentic;

    Waffen-SS Camouflage in period photosWaffen-SS Camouflage in period photos


    And an example with better provenance in BW museum, Koblenz, Germany

    Waffen-SS Camouflage in period photosWaffen-SS Camouflage in period photos


    But you can't keep a good camo pattern down and in 1955 the Bundeswehr trialed a version of Leibermuster for the European Army Project (EVG), example jacket below;

    Waffen-SS Camouflage in period photosWaffen-SS Camouflage in period photos

    The BW abandoned the pattern in 1957 and it was promptly borrowed by the Swiss for their TAZ57 camouflage uniform, an example of the Swiss jacket is above. Quite similar to the BW colours, but possibly brighter tones than the original Leibermuster or have all the surviving WW2 examples faded?
    Last edited by Anderson; 11-26-2018 at 01:27 PM.

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