Original German WWII Heer Army Brigadier General's Uniform Insignia Set - Generalmajor
Original Items: Only One Set Available. This is a very nice set of German WWII Heer Army Generalmajor (Major General's) insignia, consisting of the correct Shoulderboards, collar tabs, and two Gold Bullion Hoheitszeichen (National Eagles), also known as the Wehrmachtsadleren (Armed Forces Eagles). Most German insignia are quite specific, however for Army General or Flag officers, only the rank is indicated, not the corps. A German "Major General" is equivalent to a U.S. Army Single Star "Brigadier General" The set is in great condition, and would make a great addition to any uniform devoid of rank insignia.
- One PAIR of Heer Army Generalmajor (Major General) Schulterstücken (Shoulderboards) with buttons. These are the correct general officer version, with braided triple bullion "Russia Braid" cords, the outer two gold and the center silver. There are no pips or devices installed, indicating Major General rank. They have Hochrot (deep red or scarlet) felt fabric backing, which shows around most of the perimeter, the correct Waffenfarbe (Corps Color) for general officers.
- One PAIR (left and right) of Heer Army General Officer Kragenpatte Collar Tabs / Patches. These were the same for all General Officer ranks from Generalmajor up to Generaloberst, with only the Generalfeldmarschall being different. The design is called alt-Larisch, which had first been worn in the 18th century by the 26th (älterer von Larisch) Infantry Regiment. This consists of several devices, sometimes called Arabesken (arabesques), embroidered with gold bullion on Hochrot (deep red or scarlet) felt fabric.
- One Large Gold Bullion Embroidered Wehrmachtsadler (Armed Forces Eagle) breast eagle.
- One Small Gold Bullion Embroidered Wehrmachtsadler (Armed Forces Eagle) cap eagle.
Condition of all the items is very good, with just some light wear from storage, and some age toning. A great set, ready to display!
The Heer as the German army and part of the Wehrmacht inherited its uniforms and rank structure from the Reichsheer of the Weimar Republic (1921–1935). There were few alterations and adjustments made as the army grew from a limited peacetime defense force of 100,000 men to a war-fighting force of several million men.
These ranks and insignia were specific to the Heer and in special cases to senior Wehrmacht officers in the independent services; the uniforms and rank systems of the other branches of the Wehrmacht, the Luftwaffe (Air Force) and Kriegsmarine (Navy), were different, as were those of the SS which was a Party organization outside the Wehrmacht. The NSDAP Party also had its own series of paramilitary uniforms and insignia.
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