EARLY TENO ARMBAND – shown in Döbrich Post Card
This Post Card by the noted artist, Döbrich Steglitz, shows the Pre-1933 TeNo Volunteers at work keeping the Eisenbahn / Railroad running.
The Soldier’s Uniform, Stalhelm, long GEW Mauser, as well as the Pre-1933 Caps on the TN Mann kneeling & the TN Mann on top of the Locomotive ‘cow catcher’ – also date this Post Card to the Pre-1933 era, IMO. (Also the Image on the Card goes from ‘edge to edge’ – which is the style used by Döbrich in printing his ‘earlier’ Cards. Later Cards usually had a ‘white’ border.)
The caption: "Technischer Dienst beim Eisenbahn – Einsatz" – is a precursor to the TeNo Branch Distinction of the TD Arm Raute ‘Circle’ which the TeNo will later adopt.
Of Special Interest to TeNo Collectors is the unusual Early TeNo Armband which is shown on their Left Sleeve. It is a simple "TN" surrounded by 16 Cogs, in a symmetrical manner. (This is very similar to the TeNo Emblem which will be used by the TR Dutch TeNo, the Technische Noodhulp – - their is a nice reference on page 513, Littlejohn’s "Defending the Reich.") …..Txs, Dave/dblmed1
- EARLY TeNo ARMBAND – shown in Döbrich Post Card
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