Original German WWII Afrika Korps Luftwaffe Officer Tropical Uniform

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Original Item: One-of-a-kind. German Afrika Korps Luftwaffe Officer Khaki Uniform – Libya Tunisia tropical uniform set. This is a very rare World War II Deutsches Afrikakorps (DAK) Model 41 Luftwaffe tropical uniform consisting of a cotton khaki tunic with Afirca blue embroidered Luftwaffe spread eagle insignia at the left breast pocket. The swas rests just above the button hole of the pocket which has a pebbled aluminum button which has been painted dunkelgleb as does all the buttons on the tunic. The five-button front tunic has the appropriate mounts at each shoulder for epaulets, however, the epaulets were removed. Interior still bears two aluminum belt hooks. Interior of the tunic is nicely ink stamped   with maker information, inspections stamps and sizing. This is an example of a classic DAK Officer cotton tunic. Offered in very good condition with expected wear from use.  

The tunic is accompanied by officer issue tropical olive/brown corduroy jodhpurs or breeches. Which are in excellent condition with front slash pockets, four button fly, double button closure, and internal ink stamps for maker, size and inspection markings.

The Afrika Korps or German Africa Corps (German: Deutsches Afrikakorps, DAK was the German expeditionary force in Africa during the North African Campaign of World War II. First sent as a holding force to shore up the Italian defense of their African colonies, the formation fought on in Africa, under various appellations, from March 1941 until its surrender in May 1943. The term "Afrika Korps" is pseudo-German (so-called "cod-German"), deriving from an incomplete German title. The German term referred solely to the initial formation, the Deutsches Afrikakorps (DAK), which formed part of the Axis command of the German and Italian forces in North Africa. The name stuck, with both news media and Allied soldiers, as the name for all subsequent German units in North Africa. The unit is known for having been commanded by Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.
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