Jacket or tunic?

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Mintie
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Jacket or tunic?

Post by Mintie » 05 Aug 2019 02:08

Hi everyone,

I'm writing a book that includes a character loosely based on Otto Barnewald, who was head of administration at Buchenwald. I'm confused about the term that would have been used for his jacket - in conversation, would he simply say 'my jacket'? Or 'my tunic'? He achieved the rank of Sturmbannführer.

There is some information about him here, and an early picture of him on the first page:

http://media.offenes-archiv.de/ss2_1_5_bio_1953.pdf

Thank you for any help!

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Re: Jacket or tunic?

Post by von thoma » 09 Aug 2019 03:45

The term accepted for a military jacket is tunic, almost in english language.
In Germany, this kind of jacket is known as Dienstrock.
This word would be the most precise in that case.
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Re: Jacket or tunic?

Post by Mintie » 09 Aug 2019 03:51

Thank you very much, von thoma!

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