Superb SS Dirlewanger Division Collar Tab
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Description: Today I am selling a superb Dirlewanger collar tab previously featured here on therupturedduck. http://www.therupturedduck.com/WebPages/Cloth/c416a.htm Here is the original description from the website: This is an unfinished (i.e. no stiffener) example of this hard to find insignia. Although raised to Divisional size in February of 1945, the designation was on paper only, as this Unit never had enough men to actually qualify as a full Division. The Unit’s reputation was dubious at best. It was allegedly composed primarily of “poachers, criminals, and other sordid characters” that had little regard for rules of war (being instead of the view that there is no such thing as rules, in war). The “Dirlewanger” collar tab design showed crossed rifles over a horizontal stick grenade (warhead to the left). The insignia is machine embroidered in silver/grey thread on a black wool/felt backing. A nice example!
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07-23-2013 04:00 PM