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I hope this isn't a silly question..

Article about: ...but why does this Hauptsturmfuhrer not wear a regular SS belt buckle please? Sorry about the grainy pics its a bleak evening ! Thanks Nick

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    Perce has already answered the question.

    The regulation SS officers' buckle tended to open when the wearer bent forward. Hence, many W-SS officers preferred the more practical and secure army-style twin-claw buckle. You can see it in wear in many period photographs.

    (I remember having read somewhere that there was even a request for a new-model SS officers' buckle to be introduced, which was rejected, apparently not least because the basic design for the circular SS officers' buckle had come from Hitler himself.)

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    Thanks for the answer Perce and Andreas

    Last edited by Woolgar; 01-27-2014 at 12:40 PM.
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Andreas is quite correct this was a common practice amonst Waffen SS Officers to wear Heer Officers belts both in the Field and in the rear areas.

    Many Contemporary photos show them in wear even on Official occasions , Award ceremonies , parades etc !
    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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    Thanks Paul
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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