Unknown Uniform ?

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Unknown Uniform ?

Post by Nordwest » Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:18 pm

Hello Experts!

Please help to identify this early uniform, and the rank of this soldier, is it a Freikorps tunic...?

Source: Corbis

Thank You in advance.


Helmut Von Moltke

Post by Helmut Von Moltke » Mon May 29, 2006 1:44 am

hi TS Allen, it's probably not a Weimar tunic, as Weimar Reichswehr tunic had more buttons. This soldier, judging by the armband and the (perhaps) M40 tunic, could be from the Legion Speer construction troops or RAD troops. Also judging by his unseen un- Heer like collar tabs he could be a foreigner in those contruction units.




Post by Nordwest » Mon May 29, 2006 1:05 pm

Sorry Helmut,

this is 100% not a FAD (Freiwilliger Arbeitsdienst) or a RAD (Reichsarbeitsdienst) Tunic/Uniform.

The collar patch does not match the Arbeitsdienst Tunics.

Thanks so far...



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Post by Le Page » Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:43 am

I'm wondering if it's from a movie. Looks like the guy might have some sort of make-up too.

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