Original WWII German Army (Heer) Sports Shirt Complete Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified
Original WWII German Army (Heer) Sports Shirt Complete Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. Sports in the early period of the Third Reich had an underlying, subversive role as a form of military training, due to the restrictions imposed on the Germans by the Treaty of Versailles. As a result, sporting events were very highly regarded by the NSDAP, and all manner of awards were issued on a national and local level to the victorious athletes. Even after the treaty was ignored, and military conscription imposed, sporting events for the German youth were still held in high esteem as pre-military training and toughening-up exercises. A second pattern sports shirt. this features a Troop Sports Badge that was to be applied to the front center of the sports shirt. On May 14TH 1935 the M35 sports shirt eagle for EM/NCO’s was introduced to replace the previously used Reichswehr era Troop Sports Badge. Of Note: NCO ranks were identified by the addition of a black stripe around the neck of the sports shirt. The insignia consists of a white, rayon, half-moon shaped base with a black, machine woven, national eagle, with out-stretched wings, clutching a wreathed, canted swastika in it’s talons, to the center. The eagles wingspan is roughly 9″ wide from wing tip to wing tip. Typical storage wear, good condition. 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. NICE BIG EAGLE! Complete sports shirts are RARE!