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Original German WWII NSKK Traffic Control Service Gorget - 16999

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Gorgets hold an interesting place in history, as they are a throw-back to the days of knights, when suits of armor included a neck protection device called a Gorget.  They have been used since that time to identify membership or function in various military and police organizations, and Gorgets were thoroughly used during the Third Reich.

This is an illusive gorget to encounter. The German lettering NSKK VERKEHRS ERZIEHUNGSDIEST translates to “NSKK traffic control service.” It is for the district numbered 16999 and those letters appear above the second model NSKK eagle with the lettering in the banner above the eagle. Body of coronet shaped gorget is painted black with better than 95% intact finish. The backing for this example is felt and complete, though there is some moth damage. Gorget also comes with the original complete aluminum chain link necklace.

The development of the NSKK, "National Sozialistisches Kraftfahr Korps" (National Socialist Motor Corps), can be traced back to 1923 when the SA introduced a "Kraftfahr Abteilung" (Motor Section) to transport personnel as required. In 1928 the SA Motor section was expanded to "Kraftfahrstaffeln" (Motor-squadrons). In an attempt to create a national motor corps, the NSAK, "National Sozialistisches Automobil Korps" (National Socialist Automobile Corps), was formed in April of 1930 as an NSDAP auxiliary organization, subordinate to the SA. In early 1931 Adolf Hühnlein was appointed as Chief of the NSAK and proposed a name change to NSKK, which was officially accepted in April of 1931. Shortly after the purge of the SA in the "Night of the Long Knives," in June of 1934, the NSKK was promoted to an official NSDAP organization, given independent status within the party and absorbed the SA Motor Squadron’s personnel.

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