Product Description: NSDAP Partei-Bereitschaft Armband light weight, printed cotton construction. Armband features a red base field with printed, central, white circular field with printed, black, canted swastika to center. White circular field and swastika are flanked by black printed script, “NSDAP” and “Partei-Bereitschaft”, (NSDAP, Readiness). NSDAP Partei-Bereitschaft Armband was worn by party members when performing assorted operational duties. Very light staining with no holes or rips. This NSDAP Partei-Bereitschaft Armbands are starting to become very collectable and sought after.
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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