RARE Original WWII German RAD Sports Shorts Brought Home By A U.S. Solider Certified
RARE Original WWII German RAD Sports Shorts Brought Home By A U.S. Solider Certified. The basis of the Reichsarbeitsdienst, (National Labor Service), dates back, at least, to 1929 with the formation of the AAD, Anhalt Arbeitsdienst, (Anhalt Labor Service), and the FAD-B, Freiwillingen Arbeitsdienst-Bayern, (Volunteer Labor Service Bavaria). Shortly after Hitler’s appointment as Chancellor, (January 30TH 1933), the NSDAP consolidated these, and other labor organizations into the NSAD, Nationalsozialist Arbeitsdienst, (National Socialist Labor Service), under the control of Reichsarbeitsführer Konstatin Hierl. On June 26TH 1935 the NSAD was re-designated RAD. In April 1934 Hierl developed a uniform for all NSAD personnel which continued to be worn after the re-designation to RAD. Olive drab, cotton construction sports shorts with an adjustable tie-string at the waist. The interior of the waistband is unmarked. Has a , roughly 100 mm tall, 75mm” wide , machine woven, shield shaped, RAD insignia consists of a narrow black outer border stripe with a white inner border stripe encompassing a red base with a central white circular field featuring a black spade head flanked by two diagonally angled sheaths of wheat. The waist measures approximately 40″. Very nice clean, unissued shorts. 100% guaranteed to be authentic complete museum documentation (COA) provided. An amazing historical artifact! See our other pieces on our web site. RARE! Don’t miss this!