Heer, but no Litzen?

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B Hellqvist
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Heer, but no Litzen?

Post by B Hellqvist » 14 Apr 2020 10:35

Here's a photo from August, 1939, showing a group of soldiers in front of truck with Dresden license plates (Kreishauptmannschaft Dresden-Bautzen and Polizeipräsidium Dresden, if I'm not mistaken). The soldiers have no Litzen on their collars, and their caps lack the Waffenfarbe soutache. The shoulderboards lack both visible Waffenfarbe edging as well as regimental numbers. Still, a couple of them wear medal ribbons, one of which looks like that of the Long Service Award. They look a little long in the tooth, though, and might be newly mobilized reservists, but the discrepancies in the uniforms puzzle me. Any ideas?
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Re: Heer, but no Litzen?

Post by von thoma » 23 May 2020 20:42

I think about a delay in the delivery of badges, because only the man at left, has the national emblem
sewn on the right breast side.
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Re: Heer, but no Litzen?

Post by B Hellqvist » 24 May 2020 01:25

Sounds plausible. One would like to think that the German obsession with proper uniforms at this date would avoid that, but I guess every system can fail at times.

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