Original German WWII 34th SS Volunteer Grenadier Division Landstorm Nederland Collar Tab - Unissued

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Original Item: Only One Available. Here we have an excellent unissued right side Collar Tab, used by the 34th SS Volunteer Grenadier Division Landstorm Nederland. The tab measures approximately 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Known as Kragenspiegel in German, these were attached to the collars to indicate the rank and branch of the wearer. This example is made of black fabric wrapped around an internal lacquered buckram fabric stiffener. It has a metal silvered "flaming bomb" device, the collar insignia of the 34th SS Division.

The insignia is in excellent condition, most likely unissued, and was never attached to a uniform. Ready to add to your collection!

The 34th SS Volunteer Grenadier Division "Landstorm Nederland" (German: 34. SS-Freiwilligen Grenadier-Division "Landstorm Nederland") was a division in the Waffen-SS of NSDAP Germany during World War II. It was formed by converting the SS Volunteer Brigade Landstorm Nederland into a division. It comprised volunteers of Dutch background and saw action on the Western Front, but its strength never reached more than a brigade.

Upon the Operation Market Garden landings in September 1944 the unit would come under the command of Hans Rauter in the newly formed Kampfgruppen Rauter along with the Wachbataillon Nordwest and a regiment of the Ordnungspolizei. Rauter was said to be proud of his Dutch 'Germanic SS'.

The unit fought various actions of the Eastern and Western fronts. It took part in fighting in the Netherlands, then Pomerania, and then on the Seelow heights. In the latter action, Panzerjagdbrigade "Dora", equipped with Jagdtigers was attached to the formation, and both were destroyed attempting counterattacks

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