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Luftwaffe

 

Fliegerkorps Book

Fliegerkorps Book

 

Fliegerkorps Book

Fliegerkorps Book

Fliegerkorps Book

Fliegerkorps Book

Fliegerkorps Book

Fliegerkorps Book

Fliegerkorps Book

Fliegerkorps Book

Fliegerkorps Book

Fliegerkorps Book

Fliegerkorps Book

Fliegerkorps Book

Fliegerkorps Book

Fliegerkorps Book

Fliegerkorps Book

Fliegerkorps Book

Fliegerkorps Book
Enemy prisoners

Fliegerkorps Book

Fliegerkorps Book

Fliegerkorps Book

Fliegerkorps Book

Fliegerkorps Book

Fliegerkorps Book

Fliegerkorps Book

Fliegerkorps Book

Fliegerkorps Book

Book Wir kämpften gegen die Sowjets (We Fought Against the Soviets) (Item LUFT 21-1)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a very rare book much sought after by collectors. It was published under the auspices of the VIII. Fliegerkorps and chronicles the war on the Russian Front from summer 1941 to the winter from 1941-1942. It is a lavish book in large format measuring 12 x 8 ½ inches and is almost an inch thick. The pages unfortunately are not numbered, but here are hundreds and hundreds of photos in crisp black and white plus many gorgeous full-page color pictures in the very finest of Agfa color that can’t even be excelled today. No finer a book on the Luftwaffe exists anywhere! We show here a few of the pictures, but again there are hundreds with every one of them showing photographic excellence. The book is in excellent condition. It belongs in a fine archival collection and should be preserved if only to show the epic struggle to preserve the West from horrible and bloody Red domination. This is an important archival masterpiece (printed in the German language).

PRICE: $295.00

 

 

Flying Officer's Cap

Flying Officer's Cap

 

Flying Officer's Cap

Flying Officer's Cap

Flying Officer's Cap
Inside sweat band; distressed a little

Flying Officer's Cap

Flying Officer's Cap

Flying Officer's Cap

Flying Officer's Cap

German Flying Officer’s Cap (Item LUFT 21-2)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a nice officer’s cap of the Luftwaffe. It’s in very nice condition with a few moth holes (hardly noticeable) and not in the front. The German size is 55 1/2. It has the plastic label in the crown that says “Sonderklasse Privat” (Special Class Privately tailored). It has a company name that I can’t make out but it says "Tailored for the Luftwaffe." The only other problem is the sweatband where the man’s forehead would touch. The leather is there but loosened from the lining. Otherwise, what you see here is a good, honest WWII relic of the air war in Europe, the noble attempt to stop Bolshevism that failed when the western powers decided to support Stalin and his ilk. We just never see these great pieces of headgear anymore. They are completely dried up.

PRICE: SOLD

 

 

Luftwaffe Major's Uniform

Luftwaffe Major's Uniform

 

Luftwaffe Major's Uniform

Luftwaffe Major's Uniform

Luftwaffe Major's Uniform

Luftwaffe Major's Uniform

Luftwaffe Major's Uniform

Luftwaffe Major's Uniform

Luftwaffe Major's Uniform

Luftwaffe Major's Uniform

Luftwaffe Major's Uniform

Luftwaffe Major's Uniform

Luftwaffe Major's Uniform

Luftwaffe Major's Uniform

Luftwaffe Major's Uniform

Beautiful Original Luftwaffe Major’s Uniform with Original Awards, Ribbon Bar, and Aiguillette (Item LUFT 21-3)

DESCRIPTION: This is for a major in the Flieger (pilot) branch of the Luftwaffe. It is a great tailor-made example of the finest in German WWII uniforms. Both tunic and trousers are in beautiful condition. It has a gorgeous aiguillette and the following medals:
1. Second Class Iron Cross—ribbon in buttonhole
2. First Class Iron Cross of the First World War
3. National Socialist Sports Badge
4. Pilot Qualification Badge
5. Rare Wound Badge in gold
6. Ribbon bar that has:
a. Iron Cross WWI with 1939 spange
b. War-Service Cross with swords for combatants
c. Eastern Front Medal
d. WWI Service Medal with pin device with swords
e. Two Long-Service Luftwaffe medals
f. German WWII 1938 Annexation Medal
g. 1936 Olympic Participation Medal
h. Fine original aiguillette. This could mean that he was an aide-de-camp to a general besides being a combat pilot.

The shoulder boards and collar tabs are bright and in mint condition as is the breast eagle The tailor tag from Peterson & Co. Munich is there and prominent. The trousers are in fine condition. This is definitely a fine uniform and a great collection of WWII medals, as well.

PRICE: SOLD

 

 

Flying Badge

Flying Badge

 

Flying Badge

Flying Badge

What is this? (Item LUFT 21-4)

DESCRIPTION: Germania International solicits your help to identify this badge. Here is what obviously is a flyer’s badge of some sort—but whose? what nation’s? what period of time? It was purchased in Germany among a bunch of miscellaneous German WWII badges and medals, but that actually gives us no clue. The German medals and miscellany were all WWII, but this one doesn’t have to be of WWII era. It is of superior construction in silver with an enameled face and an unusual fastening device. The propeller mounted over the eagle actually spins on its hub. The wingspan is 3 ½ inches; height is 1 1/2 inches. Help!!

Paul Poole, Germania International

 

 

Stuka Picture Book

 

Stuka Picture Book

Stuka Picture Book

Stuka Picture Book

Stuka Picture Book

Stuka Picture Book

Stuka Picture Book

Stuka Picture Book

Stuka Picture Book

Stuka Picture Book

Stuka Picture Book

Stuka Picture Book

Stuka Picture Book

Bilderfolge; a Portfolio of Prints of the Stuka Dive-bombers (Item LUFT 21-5; RAREBOOK 1-8)

DESCRIPTION: This is a portfolio of beautiful prints in color of the famed Junkers Ju 87 or Stuka (from Sturzkampfflugzeug, "dive bomber") in action or at home base. The Stuka employed two crew members—pilot and rear gunner. It first flew in 1935 and made its very effective and successful combat debut as part of the Luftwaffe’s “Condor Legion” during the Spanish Civil War. The aircraft was easily recognizable by its inverted gull wings, fixed “spatted” undercarriage, and its infamous “Jericho Trompete” wailing siren. It became the propaganda symbol of Germany’s airpower and the Blitzkrieg victories of 1939-1942. Some notable airmen flew the Stukas. Oberst (colonel) Hans-Ulrich Rudel was the most notable and successful Stuka ace who racked up 2,500 combat missions with 2,000 enemy targets destroyed including 800 vehicles, 519 tanks, 150 artillery pieces, 70 landing craft, 9 aircraft, 4 armored trains, several bridges, a destroyer, two cruisers and the Soviet battleship Marat. He was the most highly decorated German serviceman of the war. Rudel was 1 of only 27 military men to be awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross with oak-leaf swords and diamonds and he had the singular honor of being the only recipient of the unique Knights Cross with Golden oak leaves, swords, and diamonds. I was extremely honored to visit him at his home in Kuffstein, Austria, in 1978. His motto was “Only he is lost who gives himself up for lost.” His combat story is incredible, and reads like fiction yet it’s cold fact. He was certainly the Übermensch (superman). His was the spirit of the German Air arm; those noble knights of the sky!

The Bilderfolge

The seven color prints are matted for framing and with the matting they measure 11 ½ x 15 inches. The portfolio cover measures 12 x 15 ½ inches. The cover says Künstler sehen unsere Stukas. (“The Artists Look at our Stukas”). The portfolio was produced by the Junkers-Kunstblätter (Junkers Art Selection). It has a snap closure and is constructed in heavy cardboard stock and is in fine condition. It has the original packing box that is constructed in heavy, blue cardboard. The top edge of this container was slightly torn and temporarily repaired with tape. The portfolio itself is in perfect conditon. All in all, this is a very beautiful and rare relic of the Second World War in the air. Surely, this must be considered quite rare and a very desirable piece consiering it is actually a Junkers production.

PRICE: $375.00

 

 

Condor Legion Cigarette Case

Condor Legion Cigarette Case

 

Condor Legion Cigarette Case

Condor Legion Cigarette Case

Condor Legion Cigarette Case
The plate on the bottom
with owner's initials

Condor Legion Cigarette Case

Condor Legion Cigarette Case

Condor Legion Cigarette Case
Standard of the Legion Condor

Condor Legion Cigarette Case
Condor Legion Heinkel He 111E

Condor Legion Cigarette Case
Training of Spanish infantry by
officers of the Legion Condor

Condor Legion Cigarette Case
Victorious homecoming of
the Legion Condor

Cigarette Case from a Veteran of the Luftwaffe Legion Condor (Item LUFT 21-6)

DESCRIPTION: This is a marvelous cigarette case that commemorates a man’s service in the famed Kampfgeschwader (Bomber Wing) 53 “Legion Condor”. This is represented on the lid of the cigarette case by the inscription: ”Legion Condor KG 53.” Also on the lid is a Luftwaffe eagle in high-relief, gold-color with the letters “L” and “C” on each side of the swastika and they represent ”Legion Condor.” On each bottom corner of the lid are engraved representations of a dive-bomber. Because of these illustrations, it is a good assumption that the owner of this cigarette case was a Ju 88 Dreifinger pilot. On the front of the lid is the inscription “July 1936 to March 1939” signifying the tenure of the Condor Legion, which, of course, coincides with the timeframe of the Spanish Civil War. Underneath the case attached to the bottom is a plaque with the owner’s intertwined initials “HG.” Below that is the date (1942) that possibly indicates when this cigarette case was presented to him. The item is in very good condition, overall. It measures 4 ½ x 3 ½ and is 1 ¼ inches deep. This is great memento from the time period that units of KG 53 participated in on all of the fronts in the European Theatre until it was disbanded in May 1945. It operated three of the major German bomber types: the Dornier Do 17, Heinkel He 111 and the Junkers Ju 88.
Still does the fame of their glory remain, unclouded by age and undimmed by a stain and ever and ever their cause we’ll uphold. The cause of the true, the trusted and bold. This is one great relic of the greatest crusade of the 20th century.

PRICE: $1,750.00

 

Bronze Sculpture of Fighting Eagles

Bronze Sculpture of Fighting Eagles

 

Bronze Sculpture of Fighting Eagles

Bronze Sculpture of Fighting Eagles

Bronze Sculpture of Fighting Eagles

Bronze Sculpture of Fighting Eagles

Bronze Sculpture of Fighting Eagles

Bronze Sculpture of Fighting Eagles

Bronze Sculpture of Fighting Eagles

Bronze Sculpture of Fighting Eagles

Bronze Sculpture of Fighting Eagles

Bronze Sculpture of Fighting Eagles

Bronze Sculpture of Fighting Eagles
A Friedrichshafen FF.41A floatplane like the one Gruber piloted

Prize of Honor for Victory in Aerial Combat in the German Imperial Naval Air Service (Item LUFT 21-7; WWI 12-19; KMEDAL 5-9)

DESCRIPTION: Here is an award that is much rarer than even the famed Ehrenpokal of the Luftkampf (The Honor Goblet). This is the “Ehrenpreis für Vernichtung eines feindlichen Flugzeugs” translated: “Honor Prize for the Destruction of an Enemy Aircraft.” This is not a goblet, but a highly detailed sculpture of two bronze eagles locked in mortal combat representing the Adler-Kampf (Battle of the Eagles) and this was, of course, the suitable design to represent the engagement of WWI fighter planes in the proverbial “dog fight.” The Ehrenpokal, commonly known as the Honor Goblet, had the same Adler-Kampf as its central design in both the WWI version, and the WWII version, which was personally designed by marshal Hermann Göring. The Imperial German Navy had only a small contingent of naval pilots compared to that of the army, therefore far fewer of these Ehrenpreise were ever awarded. At first, the prizes were awarded to naval pilots for their first “kill” although later in the war more kills were required to earn the award. Usually, high-ranking officers in the army air service were the pilots, but often other naval air personnel could be the winners of various honors and were often an ordinary seaman, who was not necessarily a pilot, but could be a rear gunner or even a crack artillery ace who destroyed a great number of enemy aircraft. In this case, the award we offer was won by a Flugobermaat (flying petty officer first class) by the name of Gruber, who won it for action on August 22, 1917. Petty Officer Gruber had a flying talent that earned him this prestigious award bestowed in the name of the Kaiser’s Kriegsmarine. Obviously, he did not win this award because of any air-to-air combat while piloting a Friedrichshafen FF.41A (a reconnaissance/bomber/minelayer floatplane), as the meaning of the award would suggest, but rather he earned this during an incident in his role in the bombing of the Russian destroyer Stroinyi on the date indicated on the trophy (“22.Aug.1917”). Stroinyi, among other ships, was anchored at the Estonian island of Osel, in the Baltic Sea. During a reconnaissance mission, Gruber and his observer sighted the anchorage scene, and flew to their home base to load up on bombs, then returned to the site to make their successful bombing run: one of the bombs struck Stroinyi’s superstructure, which thwarted any attempts by the Russian crew to effect repairs from a previous incident. Besides being a beautiful sculpture, this item is prodigiously important and extremely rare today. It is a symbol of bravery and military excellence in combat on the high seas and is a worthy prize for its original recipient, and the fortunate collector who will procure it.

“Hebt hoch Deutschlands Fahne”

PRICE: SOLD

 

Spanish Blue Division Stickpin

Spanish Blue Division Stickpin

 

Spanish Blue Division Stickpin
The backside

Spanish Blue Division Stickpin

Spanish Blue Division Stickpin

Spanish Blue Division Stickpin
Men of the División Azul with their unit flag

Spanish Blue Division Stickpin
General Agustín Muñoz Grandes, leader of the Spanish Blue Division

Stickpin in Silver for the Spanish Falange Española (Spanish Blue Division) (Item LUFT 21-8; PINS 8-22; S-FAS 1-2)

DESCRIPTION: The greatest number of Spaniards who volunteered to fight on the Eastern Front during WWII were members of the Falange, the name assigned to several Spanish political movements and parties dating from the 1930s, and dovetailed with the Fascist movement in Italy. This was the semifascist regime under Generalissimo Francisco Franco. Because the soldiers could not use official Spanish army uniforms while serving with the Germans, they adopted a symbolic uniform comprising the red berets of the Carlists (a right-wing political movement and part of Franco’s coalition during the Spanish Civil War), khaki trousers used in the Spanish Legion, and the blue shirts of the Falangists–hence the nickname "Blue Division." This uniform was used only while on leave in Spain; in the field, soldiers wore the German Army (Wehrmacht Heer) field-grey uniform with a shield on the upper-right sleeve bearing the word "España" and the Spanish national colors. The main emblem and the most popular of their part, and to them, sacred, was the Falangist’s yoke and arrows. The emblem comes from the period of the “Catholic Monarchs” (In Spanish Los Reyes Católicos) and is the joint title used in history for Isabel I of Castilla, and Fernando II of Aragón. The yoke is an ancient symbol for Queen Isabella and the arrows are the symbol for King Ferdinand. The stickpin shows the Ferdinand arrows and the German-issue helmet symbolizing the solidarity of the Falangists and the volunteers with Germany in the valiant struggle against what they “rightfully envisioned” as Satanic Communism. This was the demonic manifestation of the devil himself that sought to overrun Europe. The movement nearly conquered Spain and would have surely succeeded had it not been for the intervention of Hitler’s German Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War (July 1936-March 1939) and Mussolini’s Black Shirt legions between March 1923 and July 1943. They saved the Spanish nation and the Catholic Church from the clutches of Stalin and Lucifer “united!” The stickpin was worn on the off-duty clothing of active Blue Division soldiers and after the war, the veterans wore it proudly. In 1969, I saw Blue Division veterans wearing this stickpin in Madrid and also observed veterans wearing it when I visited the Alcázar of Toledo (a stone fortification located in the highest part of that city and a sacred place in Spanish history) where the Nationalist Colonel José Moscardó was under siege by Red devils in this military academy. Luis, his sixteen-year-old son, became a martyr of Spain on July 23, 1936. Col. Moscardó was informed that if he did not turn over the Alcázar in ten minutes, his son would die. Col. Moscardó asked to speak to his son. He then told him: “Commend your soul to God and die like a patriot shouting ‘long live Christ the King and long live Spain.’” “That,” his son said, “I can do.” Thus, this brave lad and his valiant father saved the garrison and all the people inside numbering 1,028 souls who surely would have been massacred by the beasts. The Nationalists numbered among them 520 women and 56 children. This bravery and patriotism were typical of the actions of the Nationalists in the conflict. They stood in heroic defiance of the Red hordes, who, by the way, included the filthy, depraved scum known as the Abraham Lincoln Brigade from the backstreets of New York’s Lower East Side. They were members of the ‘international brigades’; in other words, a distinct branch of the International Communist Conspiracy. So, maybe we have said too much about this particular stickpin, but I felt compelled to say something about what it represents since it, after all, symbolizes a valiant struggle against the forces of darkness. With heart and hand for Fatherland, Viva España!!! This may be the rarest insignia we have ever offered. We actually have four of them.

PRICE: $185.00

 

Condor Legion Wound Badge

Condor Legion Wound Badge

 

Condor Legion Wound Badge

Condor Legion Wound Badge
Heroes of the legion

Condor Legion Wound Badge
Ju 87 (Stuka dive bomber) of the Condor Legion

Condor Legion Wound Badge
The medal of the legion

Condor Legion Wound Badge
Badge for the Panzer units of the legion

Condor Legion Wound Badge
Werner Molders, German ace of the Condor Legion

Condor Legion Wound Badge

Condor Legion Wound Badge (Item LUFT 21-9)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a rather scarce German wound badge in the silver class with the special attachment feature. This was devised to be worn on an aviator’s leather jacket. That is why it has the post on the back that would pierce the leather instead of the standard pin-back design that could only be worn using a loop sewn onto the garment. Both ways were used, but it seems this post system is the one least encountered and is really quite rare. The badge has the typical Condor Legion helmet and crossed swords behind it. The condition is excellent. We unfortunately do not have the little circular fastening device that was lost by the GI vet who brought it back.

PRICE: $275.00; rare

 

Luftwaffe Cap

Luftwaffe Cap

 

Luftwaffe Cap

Luftwaffe Cap

Luftwaffe Cap

Luftwaffe Cap

Luftwaffe Cap

Luftwaffe Cap

Luftwaffe Cap
Hans-Ulrich Rudel, tank buster extraordinaire

Luftwaffe Cap
Adolf Galland, ace pilot

Luftwaffe Cap

Luftwaffe Cap

Luftwaffe Cap
Note: this pilot had removed the wire stiffener from his cap

Luftwaffe Officer’s Service Peak Cap (Item LUFT 21-10)

DESCRIPTION: It comprises the blue-grey cloth/wool top, aluminum-piped and black woven cap band without rigid cap spring. Most officers removed this so the cap looked “jaunty.” It has hand-embroidered insignia and aluminum-colored side buttons to attach aluminum cap cord. The black Vulcan fiber visor shows a bit of aging of the black patent-leather trim. The leather sweatband is intact and is stamped with date “18 November 1941” and size “55” with handwritten name underneath. Sweatband possibly reads “Hez. Obt.” The yellow interior shows some sweat stains but the overall condition is excellent! Somehow, this particular example of WWII headgear was indeed the most handsome of all the array of wonderful German WWII attire and this one is what we consider top of the line. It is as nice a one as we have ever seen offered out there in cyberland.

PRICE: SOLD

 

Paratrooper badge

Paratrooper badge

 

Paratrooper badge
Note the original owner's "A" on the back

Paratrooper badge

Paratrooper badge

Paratrooper badge
Embarking for Crete

Paratrooper badge
20 May 1941, the paratroop invasion of Crete

Paratrooper badge
Fallschirmjäger in action in Crete

Paratrooper badge

Paratrooper badge

Luftwaffe Fallschirmjäger (Paratrooper) Badge by Assmann (Item LUFT 21-11)

DESCRIPTION: This is an excellent textbook, type-B-patterned paratrooper badge by Assmann and Son. It’s of two-piece construction with a die-struck gold-gilded brass eagle and a die-struck blackened zinc wreath. Assmann was known for having a very-high-quality zinc alloy in their badges (fine zinc). The obverse depicts a diving eagle clutching a swastika; the reverse shows the correct brass rivets and block hinge that is soldered around the wire catch and round wire pin. All the Assmann badges are nonmagnetic. The still-bright golden eagle provides more-than-excellent detail, and the feathering on the eagle is great! That ends up contrasting the dark wreath quite wonderfully. The details to the eye and wings are absolutely beautiful. This is a top-quality paratrooper badge in excellent condition. Under the Assmann logo on the back the former Fallschirmjäger trooper has engraved or printed a figure “A”; perhaps this is his initial?

PRICE: Very reasonably priced at $895.00

 

Uniform

 

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform
Inner belt

Uniform
Dagger slot

Uniform
Trousers: mint condition

Uniform

Uniform
Loops for pilot badge

Uniform
Technical flight personal-qualification patch

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Luftwaffe NCO Uniform (Geschwader „Horst Wessel“) (Item LUFT 21-12)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a real rarity; a crisp, neat tunic, trousers, and visor cap that belonged to a member of the Jagdgeschwader 134 (JG 134) “Horst Wessel”. This famed combat group was formed in January 1936 with the III. Flieger Gruppe in Döberitz. The Geschwader (group or wing) was given the honorific name "Horst Wessel" in remembrance of the young SA man murdered by the Reds in 1930. He is the author of the stirring song “Die Fahne Hoch” (“The Flag on High”). His death resulted in his name being used by this destroyer wing that we refer to here and also the 18th Volunteer Panzer Grenadier Division, during the war. This Luftwaffe squadron would later become one of the premier “Zerstorer” (“destroyer”) wings of the Luftwaffe. The uniform is for an Oberfeldwebel. This rank is equivalent to a staff sergeant in the American forces. It is the second highest NCO rank. This is a truly beautiful uniform and the fact that it has the “Horst Wessel” cuff title makes it all the more special. It also has the Luftwaffe Technical Flying personnel insignia on its left sleeve. On entering the Luftwaffe, FM/NCO personnel were assigned and trained for a specific trade or military function. On their successful completion of the appropriate training, personnel were issued a distinctive trade-specialty badge. Qualified technical flight personnel received this trade badge just as it originated in the DLV: German Air Sports Association for its daring young pilots who defied the hated Versailles Treaty and began the buildup of the semisecret air arm that later came to be known as the great Deutsches Luftwaffe!

The Uniform

The uniform is in beautiful blue-gray wool tailor made by the tailoring firm of Bemberg-Matesa. It has aluminum buttons and the tunic is the four-pocket style. It has the four-gull rank collar tabs and shoulder board for Oberfeldwebel. It has the two-pip shoulder boards denoting the man’s rank and it has an aluminum piped collar. A machine-embroidered aluminum Luftwaffe (eagle and swastika) national emblem is situated over the breast pocket. It’s in absolutely excellent condition! There is a ribbon bar that recounts where this man served and saw combat. The first ribbon is for the award of the War Service Cross and the second is for the Memel-Land Medal. The third blue one is for his four years’ service and the last one is the German-Italian combination service in the Africa Campaign.

The Cap

The cap has an upper wool-grey body golden yellow crown and cap band with piping and black mohair all free of any distractions, metal cap band, eagle-and-swastika insignia, black leather chinstrap with buckles, black Vulkanfiber visor that shows some age cracking (the visor trim is starting to lose stitching), and full, leather sweatband. Interior cloth shows some stains. Overall condition is excellent. If you just might have a mannequin to use with this uniform practically NOTHING could quite look so wonderfully great in your collection, to say nothing as to its extreme rarity.

PRICE: $2,750.00 for entire uniform. We have never seen a finer example, anywhere.

 

Cuff Title

Cuff Title
Waffen-SS Kriegsberichter

 

Cuff Title
Kriegsberichter at work at the Front

Cuff Title
Taken by Luftwaffe Kriegsberichter

Cuff Title
Dornier Do 17 taken by Luftwaffe K-B reporter

Cuff Title
Ranking officer's cuff title

Cuff Title of a War Correspondent (Kriegsberichter) for the Luftwaffe (Item LUFT 21-13)

DESCRIPTION: Kriegsberichter were soldiers first; war correspondents second. Rather than take photographs they were expected to participate in assaults, offensive operations, and to fight next to their comrades as their positions were being overrun by the enemy. They gained respect very quickly as most Kriegsberichter demonstrated remarkable courage in the face of battle. It’s for sure that these brave correspondents were never too far away from the combat zone during the war. Their roles were to:
Entertain the troops
Produce propaganda against the enemy
Produce counterpropaganda against the enemy’s propaganda and supply misinformation to cover up military operations
Fight in combat as mentioned
In 1938, Adolf Hitler ordered a new and efficient special unit in the German army focused solely on propaganda. The first four propaganda Kompanien in the German Wehrmacht (army) were formed in September 1938, with the same sort of propaganda companies established in the Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine the following year. The Kriegsberichter corps of the Luftwaffe covered not only the war in the air, but also the combat exploits of the Hermann Göring ground combat forces and, in fact, the Fallschirmjäger (paratroops). Two of the most famous Luftwaffe correspondents were LW-PK Erich Wenzel and LW-PK Erwin Seeger, who provided fantastic coverage at the Battle of Arnhem. The record stands today of the heroic actions of these two war reporters and other such warriors with notebook and camera from all branches of Germany’s fighting forces.

The Cuff Title

This title is full length with no damage and is a very rare uniform accouterment considering that there were only two or three of these men assigned to divisions or flying squadrons. In many years of our experience this is the first one we have ever acquired.

PRICE: $950.00

 

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