high visability armband name?

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high visability armband name?

Post by VascoTrain » 09 Feb 2019 02:09

Hello, i have a question about the red armband strips around the arm of german winter soldiers(i think there a black strips but i don't know). i can't find any information about it and if i can buy one. what i am talking about are these:

like the guy on the left with the red armband on his right arm
this guy on the left with with it on his right arm and the guy with it with his right arm
so to reinstate my question, what are those called?

thank you,

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Re: high visability armband name?

Post by Sejanus » 09 Feb 2019 08:05

I do not know what they were called in the German language anymore. However, if you Google search in English the term "German Winter Uniform Identification Armband" you will get some results.

There are reproductions of these WWII armbands available that show up in a Google search, examples:

http://www.godarsinc.com/index.php?main ... &x=20&y=13

https://picclick.co.uk/Ww2-German-Troop ... 64499.html

There is also an example of a claimed original on the following page (under the heading "Military Armbands - Heers (Army)"):


The example shown is red with the word "Wehrmacht" and an unidentifiable round stamp on it. However, of all the photos I have seen of troops wearing such armbands in the field, none appear to have had any marking visible. So I do not know if the example shown is original or not. They were generally attached to the sleeve by buttons to keep them in place and prevent them from sliding down the sleeve.

Finding a confirmed original (if that is your interest) would probably be difficult absent some sort of rock solid proof it is genuine, as such a thing could be easily faked.

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Re: high visability armband name?

Post by von thoma » 09 Feb 2019 08:42

No specific name is given to the "Armbinde"


Photo; German Army Uniforms and Insignia, 1933-1945 de Brian L. Davis
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