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#198349 04/05/2009 05:14 PM
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..and the thick end side .

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#198350 04/05/2009 05:38 PM
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.and underlayment side .

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#198351 04/05/2009 05:40 PM
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.. Note the nice reinforcement stitching around the slot for the button shank !

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#198352 04/18/2009 02:19 AM
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Both of these have been posted before, but never together (thanks, Bill):

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#198353 06/03/2009 11:42 PM
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Wanted to include my Schutzpolizei M 44 BLUSE / tunic here .

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#198354 06/03/2009 11:43 PM
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Upper front.

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#198355 06/03/2009 11:44 PM
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Sideview.

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#198356 06/03/2009 11:45 PM
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Backside .

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#198357 06/03/2009 11:46 PM
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Bevo sleeve eagle .

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#198358 06/03/2009 11:47 PM
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Slip-on shoulder board .

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#198359 06/03/2009 11:48 PM
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EM collar tab.

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#198360 06/03/2009 11:50 PM
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Closure neck strap under the left side collar.

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#198361 06/03/2009 11:51 PM
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.. and an other shot of it .

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#198362 06/03/2009 11:52 PM
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Reinforcement stitching under the collar .

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#198363 06/03/2009 11:56 PM
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Close-up of the waistline stitching .

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#198364 06/03/2009 11:57 PM
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Cuff slot with adjustment with hidden plastic button on inside of cuff.

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#198365 06/03/2009 11:57 PM
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Dear Bernd,

Thank you. Very impressive piece, and nice to see the machine woven eagle in use.

Bill Unland

#198366 06/04/2009 12:00 AM
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Interior has partial front liner with 2 upper interior pockets , that are not lined , and reinforcement at the sleeve joint .

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#198367 06/04/2009 12:01 AM
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Close-up of the sleeve joint with reinforcement at the arm pit .

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Interior backside has no liner at all !

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#198369 06/04/2009 12:12 AM
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Liner of the left hand front closure panel has the following black ink markings between two button holes :
" RBNr.0/0320/0001 "
and size numbers :" 103-68-47-90-"
and what should be the issue year of "44"
and further down what could be the 'Bekleidungsamt' or a district number
" IV " .
--All very interesting !

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#198370 06/04/2009 12:14 AM
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Reinforcement at the waist with liner section with a hole for the belt ramp .

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#198371 06/04/2009 12:16 AM
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This close-up shows that there is a white linen reinforcement material at the waist line joint .

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#198372 06/04/2009 12:18 AM
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Close-up of the upper section of the Bevo sleeve eagle .

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#198373 06/04/2009 12:25 AM
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...and the lower section .

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#198374 06/04/2009 04:39 AM
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Bernd ... CONGRATS! What a spectacular 'late war' Polizei Tunic!
Your Super Photo Skills really fill in the details nicely for us.
The Condition just couldn't be any better... Txs, Dave/dblmed


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#198375 06/15/2009 04:13 PM
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Thanks , Dave .
I thought I would place my Dad's dress tunic on this forum next .
My Dad had this tunic tailored by Thiele / Munich and wore it to Hitler's Birthday parade on 20th April 1942 as he stood with drawn sword in front of a ' Hundertschaft ' of Schutzpolizei men .
First a drawing showing my Dad.

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#198376 06/15/2009 04:18 PM
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The dress tunic of Oblt. Heinz Ostermann.
I also have the fitting flared pants with doe skin leather seat area , done by the same tailor .

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#198377 06/15/2009 04:19 PM
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..and aclose-up .

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#198378 06/15/2009 04:22 PM
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.. and his decorations . The last one to the right is the Croatian Bravery Medal ; I also have his award document for it .

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#198379 06/15/2009 04:23 PM
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.and a view from the side .

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..and a view from the other side .
The Officer's sword is by Eickhorn and has the SS-runes in a box on the underside of the cross hand guard and atop the scabbard throat.
I added the BALKAN arm shield to his sleeve , since from summer 1942 on he served with the Police Volunteer Battalion No. 8 Croatia .
There is the notion that this shield was never awarded , however , there is also the account by an SS Officer of the 'Prince Eugen'
7th SS Mountain Troop Division , that he handed out a 100 of these shields to his men in 1945and close to the end of the war .

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#198381 06/15/2009 04:49 PM
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..and an other close up .
By-the-way, Dad's Iron Cross 2nd class , was handed to him in person by famous General von Pannwitz who was in charge of the Russian Cossak units that fought for the Germans in the Balkans at the end of the war .
My Dad's unit was attached to von Pannwitz to fight Tito's partisans .

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#198382 06/15/2009 07:21 PM
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Bernd - What a Spectacular (& so very Special) Polizei Uniform for your Father! Collecting makes History come to life for all of us, & for you especially, there is this wonderful connection with your Father. (A 'Perfect' Post as we are now very near to Father's Day!)

Regarding the Balkan Shield - like so many other Late War items - Collectors should keep an open mind & perspective! So much was happening & the "spare Administrative time" to properly document presentations (as was in early war), no longer existed. Plus the supply & distribution system was greatly impaired - some essential item reached the Front - others did not. I'd much prefer to give credence to the Soldiers who were there, at the time - than to those who rely upon only by very limited documentation.

A wonderful 'time capsule' of real history! Txs for Sharing! Dave/dblmed


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#198383 06/15/2009 09:12 PM
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Again,thank you Dave .
Here now the 2nd part of my story .
As Dad and I looked in 1965 for his dress tunic in his footlocker at his home in Hamburg , Germany , we found a 2nd tunic ! He had forgotten about this one .
This tunic was issued to him when he got his promotion to Oblt.and the tunic liner has an black ink cancel that reads :' Lapo -Muenchen '
He had never worn this tunic and the Officer's sleeve eagle had not been sewn on .
On this tunic all insignia is subdued and the buttons have a gray-green paint finish .

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..and a closer shot .
The leather map case and the gray-green felt line leather belt were also still in the footlocker .
I shipped everthing home in that foot locker !

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..and a close-up.

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.. this shows the subdued insignia .

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..and a side view .

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..and just tunic side view .

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