Product Description: This is a very appealing Heer Recruiting Armband. These were worn by personnel of the Wehrmacht recruiting headquarters (Wehr-Ersatz-Dienststellen). This Heer Recruiting Armband features a striking and bold Heer pattern eagle and swastika organizational emblem, the same emblem worn on German Army helmet decals. The eagle is Bevo machine woven in black thread, on a white woven armband. The armband is crisp, with only extremely minor age toning to the white band. It is sewn together in the back, as it would have been issued and worn. There are no holes or damage, and the overall condition of this Heer Recruiting Armband is excellent. This military armband type has a lot of eye appeal, and is becoming increasingly hard to find.
Historical Description: Nearly every military, civil, political and paramilitary organization in existence during the Third Reich used armbands. Armbands were worn on military and civilian uniforms and also on civilian clothes, from suit jackets to work clothing. They were used to denote membership in organizations, to indicate a specific role or function of the bearer, and as insignia of rank. Many organizations would change the design of their armbands over time, which added to the variety produced. These were manufactured in countless variations, ranging from simple printed bands to elaborately hand-embroidered pieces of the highest quality. Some Nazi armbands were worn by all members of large organizations and were made by the millions. Others were intended for use at a specific time and place and were unique. Many types were made in very limited numbers. Some bore metal insignia or special identifiers that indicated the wearer’s rank, unit affiliation, or nationality. Armbands were sometimes but not always marked with ink stamps by the issuing authorities.
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