Original German WWII Service Used Deutscher Volkssturm Wehrmacht Armband
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very nice rare example of a German WWII Deutscher Volkssturm Wehrmacht (German people's storm defense force) armband. This was basically a last ditch civic militia utilized in the end days of WWII, when German defeat was inevitable. It is constructed simply, a red, black, and white dyed cotton armband with DEUTSCHER VOLKSSTURM / WEHRMACHT marked onto the exterior. This is surrounded by two Reichsadler (German State Eagle) emblems. It measures approximately 15" x 2 2/8" , and is in very good condition.
This example has stitched edges, as well as stitching on the ends, now removed. This would indicate that it was actually issued, and later had the stitching undone when it was removed, something we rarely see. Usually we get these with no sign of use.
A very nice used example from the last days of WWII Germany, ready to display!
The Volkssturm ("people's storm") was a national militia established by NSDAP Germany during the last months of World War II. It was not set up by the German Army, the ground component of the combined German Wehrmacht armed forces, but by the NSDAP Party on the orders of Adolf AH, and its existence was only officially announced on 16 October 1944. It was staffed by conscripting males between the ages of 16 and 60 years who were not already serving in some military unit. The Volkssturm comprised one of the final components of the total war promulgated by Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, part of a NSDAP endeavor to overcome their enemies' military strength through force of will.
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