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Title 30th Regiment captain's epaulette for recruiting officer
Nationality German
Period c 1936-45

This is a field epaulette (viz dull bullion) for an officer serving with the recruit depot. Every regiment would have had a recruit depot where the young men would have come from the Arbeitsdienst for processing into the regular army. This was normally done on a regional basis.

It is built around a stiff card base, with an orange-red felted wool underlay, dull bullion braid with gilt finish regimental and rank insignia. This orange-red piping is unique to the recruiting department.

This has obviously been worn and almost certainly stitched into the shoulder of a tunic, viz the rather unfinished look at the base. The condition is a little grubby, but it is still reasonably clean.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Tunics : Third Reich : Army]


Picked up the dirk this morning and actually waited until I got back home before unwrapping the package. It really exceeded my expectations...whilst the photos were good, to see and feel it in three dimensions was very exciting. A beatutful piece Chris, and worth the wait.

C C, Australia, 20.08.2010

I received the bayonet today. Very nice example. I will keep an eye on your site for possible future purchases.

D E, USA, 23.11.2005