Internal pocket sewn original
Neck and shoulder seam
Here is a picture of the last French PWO who was detained in the USSR. He returned in 1955, in his Russian uniform as indicated in the text.
His telogre´ka is similar to that of German prisoners, with the collar turned down.
I had a copy of this model telogre´ka but I did not keep. Telogre´ka was the long, gray outside and white inside. The buttons were those of kriegmarine.
The question is whether there was telogre´ka model that was made only for POW ?
In this picture, this jacket is a production civil is still manufactured today (collar and angled pockets).
These photos of POW have one thing in common, the jackets are always new
In post 126 Dimas said that the document states with or without the belt back. That is correct but the document is from 1944 which greatly reduces the margin of production. The Telogreika prisoners of war are a red herring, please return to the original subject.
Dom, I think it is still possible to ask the questions that I wish on this forum.
Hi Philippe ,
Of course , but I still think the vatnik POW are a subject that has little to do with war production .
My motivation in discussing the POW Vatnik is an attempt to rule those out of the wartime production population. I think this is important because they make up a large percentage of the "old looking" Telogreika being offered in various venue as wartime Red Army.
I am with you in the need to see a photo showing the rear belt. I will check a couple of contacts that I have who maintain good photo archives in their collecting. I have been through most of what I have and I cannot find such a photo. Everything I can find that has a clear view of the back all show no belt.
Dom, are the buttons on the gray telogreika you have been showing the original sewings? I like them a lot...
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