Original German WWII 2nd Pattern RLB Armband - Bevo-Wuppertal
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very nice and German WWII second Pattern RLB (Reichs Luftschutz Bund) Cotton Armband. The blue cotton band is still very soft, with the embroidered swastika and starburst organizational emblem of the Reichsluftschutzbund still in excellent condition. More so, the back of the RLB armband is manufacturer marked “Bevo-Wuppertal” indicating its manufacture by Bandfabrik Ewald Vorsteher in Wuppertal, Germany. All in all this is a very fine RLB Armband, with some areas of staining. These are always hard to find.
History of the RLB
The RLB was organized by Hermann Göring in 1933 as a voluntary association. Existing volunteer air raid precaution associations were forced to merge with RLB. In 1939 the RLB became a Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts (quasi-autonomous non-governmental organization), while in 1944 it became an affiliated organization of the Nazi Party. It was in charge of educating
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