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



WW Ⅱ U-BOAT DEMIN BATTLEDRESS BLOUSE 1940

On June 1940 the British expeditionary force left France via Dunkirk, and were forced to leave behind
a lot of supplies and material.
This material also contained 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 in these clothes
for the first time.
Made from 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, closed high with two hooks to the wind, and round the waist they
could be closed with the waist buckle.
Copies earlier than 1941 are hard to find, this piece comes with Kriegsmarine anchor buttons.
The buttons are made of brass, signed at the back, Kriegsmarine 1940, and removable.
This blouse is worn carefully, light patina but without damage or moth holes, excellent condition!
Delivered complete as pictured with all awards and certificates.

ITEM : 440
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