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Closed-Collar Feldgrau A-SS Uniform

Article about: You SS collectors have probably seen this before, but it is a first for me--an A-SS officer wearing the closed-neck A-SS tunic in fieldgray:

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    good f-b -

    I'll try and contribute as oft I can. it's just I fall upon these "creatures' comforts" so seldom that my shows-n-tell are rare as, well, real tuxedo badges. (tho I not long ago managed to winkle out an authentic 'pmd postfrei' ss nco dachau degen, viewable on another forum here. admittedly, non-foetid but a handsome object anyhow ....)

    meanwhile, I lurk and learn; pleasantly so. weidsmannsheil!

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    good f-b -

    I'll try and contribute as oft I can. it's just I fall upon these "creatures' comforts" so seldom that my shows-n-tell are rare as, well, real tuxedo badges. (tho I not long ago managed to winkle out an authentic 'pmd postfrei' ss nco dachau degen, viewable on another forum here. admittedly, non-foetid but a handsome object anyhow ....)

    meanwhile, I lurk and learn; pleasantly so. weidsmannsheil!
    Gut so. My best to you, FB
    damit, basta.

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    FB Many thanks for the reply with the Alpenland image.

    I was not aware that the Allgemene SS had such a supporting role during wartime and assumed that their duties were more ceremonial and less "hands on" but this now seems to be totally wrong.

    There also seems to have been a more "fluid" relationship between the different branches of the organisation than I had thought, so I will have to revise my thinking here and look at this situation anew.

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    Quote by Bochmann View Post
    FB Many thanks for the reply with the Alpenland image.

    I was not aware that the Allgemene SS had such a supporting role during wartime and assumed that their duties were more ceremonial and less "hands on" but this now seems to be totally wrong.

    There also seems to have been a more "fluid" relationship between the different branches of the organisation than I had thought, so I will have to revise my thinking here and look at this situation anew.
    I make this comment based on the photograph album of a Waffen SS man in the hands of a friend in Vienna, as well as this work on Maehrisch Iglau, which is more or less a chronology of the town and its NSDAP, SS, SA and so forth units.
    damit, basta.

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    This is an interesting Hochzeit photograph. Note that he appears to be wearing the piped Allgemeine pants with a (very) shortened tunic:
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    That is a superb photo and one which contradicts all of the dress regulations that were in place at the time.
    Nice to see also that the wearer has only non combat awards.

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    A very good photo and thanks for sharing!

    From his awards (Potsdam Badge and Golden HJ Badge), he is clearly a former "veteran" Hitler Youth member who has moved on to the Waffen-SS.

    For some reason, such shortened tunics/blouses were considered fashionable at the time, both with the SS and the Army. (Personally, I have always found this look decidedly odd.)

    This mix of grey and black uniform items is sometimes seen in photographs. Mark C. Yerger's biography of Ernst August Krag has a group photo of 22 SS officer candidates at Bad Tölz together with one of their instructors, all wearing the pre-war grey field blouse with opened collars, white shirts, ties and the long, black, white-piped trousers.

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    I agree, the shortened tunic look is very odd. I am told the reason that is was done was to give an illusion of height, in that the cuffs extend far below the hem. (The wear of high-peaked Sattelform visors was also for the same reason).
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    I think the cufftitle is 1gerhard landmann, the honor title of 49 th Standarte, I lightened the picture and it pops out , the picture was photoshoped to darken out the cufftltle in my opinion[ATTACH=Name:  title enhanced.jpg
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    I should say the original photo had the inscription blackened out.
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