Product Description: This German 10×50 Binocular Case is a nice, sound example. It’s made from black leather, which has been neatly hand stitched together (as is typical). All of the stitching is intact. The spring in the closure mechanism is intact and functional, and the leather pull tab is present. The leather hinge on the back is also intact and fastened with the original rivets. On the upper edge, beneath the lid, this German 10×50 binocular case is nicely marked with the manufacturer code “hte,” a 1941 date, and a “WaA 326” Waffenamt inspection stamp. Each side of this case has a black painted metal swivel fitting, for affixing a neck strap (there is no strap with this case). The inside is nice and clean, with some impressions indicating this was used to hold binoculars at one time. This is a rather scarce piece of field gear, and would be perfect for completing a binoculars set. It also displays well on its own. The condition is excellent.
Historical Description: Learning from their experiences and defeat in the previous war, Germany would develop new strategies for warfare. The result was a hard hitting, mobile warfare, which relied on speed and coordination. It would later be known as “Blitzkrieg”. This new style of warfare would require changes to be made from how the Generals conducted operations, down to the individual soldier’s equipment. As the Third Reich began rearming Germany during the 1930’s, due to the economic situation, much of the equipment and gear the fighting forces initially received would be from the First World War. This necessary reissuing of equipment combined with the revolutionary tactics being developed forced the German military to adapt their gear and equipment to these changes. As the German economy improved and more funding was available to the military, new equipment would be developed to replace the obsolete World War One equipment. The outbreak of World War Two pushed the development and issuing of new equipment to German soldiers to new levels. New designs and manufacturing techniques were developed. As the war progressed and fortunes changed, the German Third Reich was forced to cut production time, while continuing to develop better equipment. These changes to production, combined with newer designs, produced a vast array of equipment variants. Today these variants of equipment show proof of the drastic changes made by the German Military during World War 2
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