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Thanks. Your piece is very nice and it encouraged my senior colleague to share his own.
Medical doctors formed a central social element of the SS. I suppose I should try to find this man Gussow's file, to boot.
He is not in the Dienstalterliste, but he was likely of the epoch 1938-9 in which the SS grew rapidly. The coat has no Alter Kaempfer Winkel.
Happy foetid woolens.
While not an overcoat adorned with physicians insignia it nevertheless was worn by one, Dr. Hanskarl Von Hasselbach, one of the 3 surgeons assigned to Hitler's personal entourage and the attending surgeon during the assassination attempt July 20,1944.
He was invited to be the backup to primary doctor Karl Brandt who was a friend of his during medical school and thus he was given honorary title within the Deutschland Regiment as the personal surgeons for Hitler must be in the SS.
My compliments on the fine examples posted within this topic.
All though not my area of collecting I do appreciate the finer aspects of Foetid Woolens thanks for sharing your examples gentlemen.
Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.
Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!