SS Waffenfarbe

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Hetzerjohn
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SS Waffenfarbe

Post by Hetzerjohn » 03 May 2021 10:42

In action photos of waffen SS officers esp. wearing crusher caps etc the waffenfabre seems often to be white. Peiper is a case in point In the few colour pics his cap waffenfabre looks white. Was it common practice to wear what would appear to be old colours instead of regulation. Presumably Peiper as a waffen ss junior officer wore white as Himmler's adjutant before being a panzergrenadier (green) and then panzer officer (pink).
Was wearing non reg waffenfabre a 'battle fashion' like officers wearing non-coms' headgear, among young waffen ss officers?

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Re: SS Waffenfarbe

Post by von thoma » 03 May 2021 23:44

" The right to believe is the right of those who don't know "

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Re: SS Waffenfarbe

Post by Hetzerjohn » 04 May 2021 09:02

Many thanks! Concise and informative piece and just what I wanted to know.

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