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WW Ⅱ U-BOAT DEMIN BATTLEDRESS BLOUSE 1940
SKU: 440



WW Ⅱ U-BOAT DEMIN BATTLEDRESS BLOUSE 1940

In June 1940, the British expeditionary force left France via Dunkirk, they were forced to leave a lot of supplies and material behind.
This material also contained a stock of new Denim Battledress blouses.
It was submarine commander Otto Kretschmer, who came up with the idea to use this outfit on the U-Boats.
In August 1940, during the promotion of Kretschmer, Admiral Raeder saw the men for the first time in these clothes.
Made in the color khaki with a lining of gray cotton on the inside, a label with date 1940 made at Wales LTD.
They are best described as a short jacket with a row of 5 buttons in the middle with a chest pocket on either side,
a waistband with buttons or a buckle.
They were warm jackets thanks to the lining, high to close with two hooks against the wind and round the waist with the waist buckle.
Copies earlier than 1941 are hard to find, this piece is complete with German kriegsmarine anchor buttons.
The buttons are made of brass, signed on the back, kriegsmarine 1940 and removable.
This blouse is well worn, light patina, but without rips, tars or moth holes, excellent condition!

ITEM : 440
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