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Original German WWII RLB Leather Belt with Pebbled Aluminum Buckle - Rare

Regular price $225.00

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Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very nice rarely seen WWII Issue belt and buckle for the Reichsluftschutzbund (National Air Raid Protection League), usually referred to as the RLB. The group was responsible for air raid precautions in residential and smaller business areas. While it was founded in 1933 by Hermann Göring as a voluntary organization, other volunteer air raid groups were soon forced to merge with the RLB. By 1939, the RLB had become partially a government organization, and in 1944 it was officially made part of the Nazi party.

The belt buckle is marked on the back with the maker and trademark of the RLB.

 

R.L.B. GES. GESCH.
OVERHOFF & CIE. LÜDENSCHEID

 

As the RLB was not technically a government organization until late in the war, it was able to trademark it's logo and name, so the buckle is marked with Gesetzlich Geschutzt, which literally translates to "protected by law". Overhoff & Cie was a producer of buckles, buttons, and other items, and continued to exist after the end of the war.

The belt in this set is in very good used condition, and measures approximately 38 inches. The black finish is somewhat worn, but overall this is a very attractive and collectible belt and buckle set.

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