Original German WWII Pebbled Steel Water Protection Police EM/NCO Belt Buckle - Wasserschutzpolizei

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Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very good condition WWII German Wasserschutzpolizei (Water Protection Police) NCO's Belt Buckle (Koppelschloß) in gold painted / gilt pebbled steel. It is embossed with a central Swas (Hook Cross), with a wreath around it bearing the motto Gott mit uns (God with us). Nice single piece stamped steel construction box buckle with a pebbled background. The buckle is in very good condition, with all the pebbling present, as well as all of the details in the wreath. The gold paint is well retained on the front and back, and is what indicates that this is for the Water Police.

Overall a great example of a hard to find WWII German Belt Buckle, in very good condition. Ready to add to your collection!

On June 17th 1936, Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler was appointed to the newly created position of Chef der Deutschen Polizei im Reichsministerium des Innern, (Chief of the German Police in the National Ministry of the Interior), effectively giving him full control of all police agencies within Germany. As a result of this appointment and the restructuring of all the separate German state police into a single national police force, new regulations were instituted to bring about uniformity in dress for all police through-out the country.

One of the new uniform regulations, was the introduction of two, new styles, of belt buckles on June 25TH 1936 with a round buckle for Officer’s ranks of Polizei Obermeister up to and including, Generaloberst der Polizei and a box buckle for NCO ranks of Polizei Unterwachtmeister up to and including Polizei Meister. Both the Company and Field grade officers and NCO’s buckles were produced with a silver finish while Generals ranks of Generalmajor up to and including, Generaloberst der Polizei utilized gilt finished belt buckles. The Police were divided into eight assorted branches of service including the Wasserschutzpolizei, (Water Protection Police), and in an exception to the rule, all ranks of the Wasserschutzpolizei utilized gilt buckles.

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