Product Description: The white German Army recruiting service armband was worn by non-uniformed German personnel who were attached to the Armed Forces during WWII. Often, these were worn by men of the Wehrersatzdienststellen who were operating with the German Army. The German Army recruiting service armband was introduced with the Army Mobilization Order of March 12TH 1937. These armbands are very uncommon and when found are usually in unissued condition. This is a great example, in very good condition. This German Army recruiting service armband is a textbook Bevo-style machine embroidered armband. It bears the German Army adler eagle in black. There is no staining and the armband is overall crisp, with no signs of real wear. This German Army Recruiting Service Armband is a nice one, made especially desirable by the overall condition.
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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