Original WWII German Army (Heer) “Cutoff” Breast Eagle Taken By A U.S. Veteran Certified
WWII German Army (Heer) “Cutoff” Breast Eagle Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. The German army originally adopted a slightly modified version of the NSDAP’s, national eagle by order on February 17TH 1934, with instructions to have it applied to all steel helmets, visor caps, and tunics by May 1ST 1934. Later amendments to the introductory order stipulated that the national eagle was also to be worn on all field caps, the sports uniform and the black panzer wrap tunic. The eagle came in three distinct designs with two having slightly different out-stretched wings and the third with down-swept wings. Generally officer’s ranks utilized hand or machine embroidered breast eagles while EM/NCO’s ranks utilized machine embroidered or machine woven breast eagles. During the war the breast eagles were manufactured in a variety of slightly different manufacturing techniques and coloration. Original mid-period, eagle with piece of uniform cloth. Has the very tight “zig-zag” stitching seen on this type HBT fabric. People who have been to our museum and have viewed our collection know we have a large collection of “cutoffs”. We try to get them whenever we can. In most case “cutoffs” were taken from dead German soldiers as a WAR TROPHY. Cutting off eagles and other insignia was a U.S. Combat solider’s trophy like a Native American’s scalping it showed your were there and you killed an enemy combatant. We decided to let a few go to make room for more! Don’t Miss This! In good condition with some wear. Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. 100% guaranteed to be authentic. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers OUTSTANDING WITH PIECE OF UNIFORM. Don’t Miss It!