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Original German WWII Deutsches Afrikakorps 10x50 Dienstglas Binoculars With Case - Dated 1942

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Original Item: Only One Available. Known by collectors as "ice cream cone" binoculars these are classic 10 x 50 German WWII military issue binoculars. Made by Hensoldt & Sohne Werke A-G Wetzlar in Germany this beautiful set of 10x50 binoculars is in the more desirable higher power and finished in DAK dunkelgelb (tan) color.

Marked with the code bmj indicating the manufacturer, this set is dated 1942 and is serial numbered 14629. On the opposing side of the bridge are the initials Dienstglas and the power is also marked with the numbers 10 x 50.

Both diopter adjustments operate smoothly and there are no chips or dings on the eye cups. The optics are in excellent condition and clear. Showing only a minor wear, the field glasses are offered in excellent functional condition.

Also included is a fine condition wood lined black leather case that is also maker marked frn and dated 1942.

A wonderful set complete with case offered in very nice condition.

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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