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WH (Heer) M41 Field Blouse

Description

Wehrmacht (Heer) 'Infanterie' NCO's M41 Field Blouse (Feldbluse M41). The development of the M41 field blouse can be traced back to April 1933 with the introduction of the first pattern field blouses. Modifications of the M33 field blouse had evolved into the M36 Field Blouse and in 1940 into the M40 Field Blouse which was followed by the M41 Field Blouse with minor variations. This is an EM's issue tunic which has been upgraded to and NCO's rank. The high quality wool/rayon blend construction field blouse has 6 front closure buttons and the recognizable four, pleated, front pockets. The field blouse is having a nicely original period applied machine-sewn M40 style BeVo-woven breast-eagle. The collar is having original machine-sewn collar-tabs and silver NCO braid around the collar. The collar-tabs are having the basic generic grey branch colour, the different branches of service within the German army were allocated a particular identifying 'Waffenfarbe' (branch of service) color which was generally displayed on the collar tabs. An exception to this rule were the general service collar tabs (Einheitskragenspiegel) for EM/NCO personnel that did not utilize the branch of service color enabling them to be worn by personnel serving in all branches of service. Shoulder-board loops and buttons are present and the tunic is complete with a pair of slip-on shoulder-straps as intended for a 'Unteroffizier' within an Infantry Regiment. The interior of the field blouse is partially lined in green coloured rayon, there is a small bandage pocket on the lower right. The field blouse is nicely size marked (chest size 100cms) and maker marked by the company 'Hanisch & Co', the tunic is 1942 (WB42) dated. The tunic is only showing minimal traces of usage and is in very good condition, see photos. The Black Woundbadge is included. This tunic originates from my own personal collection. The tunic is not cheap, but hard to find in this condition, great original tunic!

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