Luftwaffe Sport Shirt Eagle

Condition: Near Mint


Product Description: This large Luftwaffe Sport Shirt Eagle is likely the biggest eagle emblem uniform patch ever made for the Luftwaffe. These large Luftwaffe Sport Shirt Eagle patches have a lot of visual impact, and this one is no exception. This Luftwaffe Sport Shirt Eagle features a large flying eagle and swastika emblem, Bevo machine woven in black thread that contrasts against the white background. It’s unissued, unworn, and very clean, with only extremely slight age toning, and is in near mint condition overall. The reverse of the patch shows a negative image of the Luftwaffe emblem. This patch has a striking look and makes for a great display item.


Historical Description: Physical fitness and competition were two concepts that were highly valued in the ideology of the Third Reich. All kinds of sports clubs and organizations flourished in the years before WWII, with larger Reich level organizations supervising athletics, promoting events and issuing awards for sport achievement. The various Nazi era civil, political, military and paramilitary organizations also promoted or even mandated exercise and sports for their members. To facilitate this, these organizations instituted sport uniforms, which typically included sport shoes, and for warm weather, shorts and a knit tank top with a woven emblem specific to that organization. In cold weather, the sport uniform generally included dark colored knit trousers and a sweatshirt, usually also with the sports-specific organizational emblem. The woven organizational emblem patch used on the sports patch was often a rather large patch, making these appealing souvenirs for Allied troops as they swept into Germany. Some types of the sports patches are very common today, though intact sports clothing is more rare, and some sports emblems for smaller organizations, made in limited numbers, are very rare.


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