Luftschutz Auxiliary Armband

Condition: Excellent


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Product Description: The Luftschutz Auxiliary Armband is constructed from a green cotton fabric. In the center of the armband is a black printed  “L” denoting Luftshutz. An official hand stamp is located on the  front right side of the armband. Some light staining can be seen on the upper right corner of the front, as well as the upper left corner of the back side.  A small pin hole can be seen on the upper right side, on the back of the band. All in all, this Luftschutz Auxiliary Armband is an excellent example!


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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