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Afrika Korps Ärmelstreifen

Posted in Spanges, Campaign Shields & Cuff Titles with tags , , , , on May 21, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis arm band, was issued to all members of Panzer-Armee Afrika or the ‘Afrika-Korps’. This makes it a unit entitlement rather than a campaign distinction like the “Afrika” ärmelstreifen I have listed below somewhere. It was work on the right sleeve rather than the left sleeve like the campaign ones.

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Afrika Ärmelstreifen

Posted in Spanges, Campaign Shields & Cuff Titles with tags , , , , on May 19, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis cuff title, “Afrika”, was instituted in on 15 January 1943 as a replacement for the AFRIKAKORPS cuff title.  This was intended as a campaign honor, making the cuff title the equivalent of a campaign medal.  The AFRIKA cuff title was awarded for at least siz months of service in North Afrika.  These were also worn on the left sleeve of the service and dress uniforms.  These were extremely fine quality cuff titles, hand embroidered on soft Khaki wool.

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Commemorative Medal of the Campaign in Afrika

Posted in 1939-1945 Service Medals with tags , , , , on May 16, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_Italy_(1861-1946)The Africa Campaign Service Medal was an Italian decoration that was awarded to all servicemen involved in that theatre. It was also awarded to German troops but was not authorised for official wear.

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Heer DAK 1st Pattern Pith Helmet

Posted in Headwear with tags , , , , , on April 18, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a first pattern German pith helmet, issued to troops in the Mediterranean theatre. These are tough to find in good condition because they tend to sag if they are not stored correctly. This one is a size 55.

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