Heer General Staff Officer Uniform

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Heer General Staff Officer Uniform

Post by bigun1_6605 » Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:25 am


I am having a discussion (friendly) with a friend on the uniforms of a German General Staff Officer (OKH/OKW). He says that their trousers had a double, broad red stripe like a general officer. I say that based on a picture I saw, the color was darker and the stripes were quite narrow. Were there anyother distinctions to the GS uniform? I think someone said their lapel insignia was different as well as the epaulettes. Can anyone help?


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Post by stab131 » Mon May 07, 2007 12:30 pm

Same style of stripes, but in crimson, NOT RED.

German Officers also had piped unifrom trousers, whcih has a single band of piping along outside seam in waffenfarbe.


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Re: Heer General Staff Officer Uniform

Post by von Thoma » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:20 am

The technical name of these stripes is "Lampassen".
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Tom Cruise here in "Valkiria" with the crimson stripes of the General Staff.

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