Third Reich Cloth Insignia by: Davis & Westwell
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Table of Contents
This is the first in a new series of detailed references on service badges and emblems - the distinguishing insignia that are worn on uniforms to show such information as rank, trades, qualifications, proficiency and skill-atarms, formations, units, locations and districts. Third Reich Cloth Insignia covers the services, organisations and units - military, political and other - that were part of Germany under the Nazis. This includes the Wehrmacht - the majority of the book is on the German Armed Forces, including army, navy, air force, Waffen-SS and Volkssturm; also covered are the political and administrative units. After an introduction to the subject there are sections on the following organisations, each illustrated with wartime photographs and, where possible, colour artefact photography:
Army; Luftwaffe, including Paratroops and other ground forces; Navy; Marine Artillery; Allgemeine-SS; Waffen-SS and SS-VT; Foreign Volunteer Legions (West and East Europe); the SA including the Feldjagerkorps, Wehrmannschaft, Naval and Marine Troops; Veterans' organisations including Brigade Erhardt and Stahlhelm; the Nazi Party political leadership including NPEA leadership schools; NSKK (the Nazi Party's Motor Corps); NSFK (the Nazi Party's Flying Corps) including the DLV; RAD (the Reich Labour Service) including the FAD; the DAF (Labour Front); the Youth organisations - the Hitler Youth and League of German Girls; Home Defence including the RLB/Air-raid protection, LSW/Air-raid warning, SHD/Safety and Aid; Organisation Todt including TeNo/Tech Emergency; the Police (including Traffic, Waterways, Customs, Administrative, Security, Fire, Municipal, Autobahn, Rural, Coastal and Mountain units); the Volkssturm; German Red Cross; German Railways; German Postal Service; Diplomats and government officials; East Territories officers; Ostbau; Factory guards; transport guards; and Forestry and Falconry officials.
Finally there is a Reference section (Glossary, Select Bibliography) and an index. An unparalleled collection and years of specialisation in this area of research makes Brian Davis the perfect author for this project. Editor of The Formation Sign, the journal of the Cloth Insignia Research and Collectors Society, he is respected worldwide for his many books on uniforms and insignia. Future titles in this series will cover the cloth insignia of the United States and the United Kingdom.
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- Militaria & Weapons
- Width: 8.4 inches
- Height: 10.3 inches
- Depth: 0 inch
- Weight: 2.75 pounds