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M44 Dot Tunic and Volkssturm

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    Did the Volkssturm use the SS-Dot M44 tunic and pants?

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    Highly unlikely.

    The Volkssturm wore whatever was at hand.

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    I don't think they would have wanted to be mistaken for waffen ss troops.
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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    I think they mainly wore civilian clothes and the volkssturm armband.

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    For the uniform, they have the armband, sometimes helmets.
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    Michel

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    Highly unlikely.

    The Volkssturm wore whatever was at hand.

    Cheers, Ade.
    The Yelton book on the Volksturm analyzes this issue in detail.
    damit, basta.

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    Efforts were made to supply uniforms to the Volkssturm, usually surplus Luftwaffe and Heer uniforms. Thus many Volkssturm would have worn a mix of civilian and military clothing. They had their own rank system as well. I would guess that supplies of camo uniforms would have gone straight to fighting units as opposed to the Volkssturm, especially SS camo. I suppose that the Volkssturm members, by the end of the war, would have been aware that Waffen SS prisoners were often ill treated at best, so I doubt that they would have taken the risk of being identified as a SS soldier.

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    "so I doubt that they would have taken the risk of being identified as a SS soldier"
    Indeed so, panzer crews were often shot after being captured on the eastern front, the soviets mistaking them for SS due to their totenkopf insignia.
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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