Original Royal Netherlands WWII Era 4th Grenadier Regiment Officer Dress Uniform

Item Description

Original Items: Only One Set Available. Late WWII or 1950s Dutch formal dress uniform for a Captain in the 4th Grenadier Regiment. Features an original tailor's label from "Den Hague" (The Hague). Offered in overall very good condition. NOTE: Display Mannequin not Included.

Approximate Measurements:
Item Code: ONSV8664
Collar to Shoulder: 9.5"
Shoulder to Sleeve: 24"
Shoulder to Shoulder: 17"
Chest width: 18.5"
Waist width: 17.75"
Hip width: 21"
Front length: 31"

Waist:  35"
Inseam: 31.5"

The Netherlands remained neutral during World War I. This stance arose partly from a strict policy of neutrality in international affairs that started in 1830 with the secession of Belgium from the north. Dutch neutrality was not guaranteed by the major powers in Europe, nor was it a part of the Dutch constitution. The country's neutrality was based on the belief that its strategic position between the German Empire, German-occupied Belgium, and the British guaranteed its safety.

The Royal Netherlands Army was mobilized throughout the conflict, as belligerents regularly attempted to intimidate the Netherlands and place demands on it. In addition to providing a credible deterrence, the army had to house refugees, guard internment camps for captured soldiers, and prevent smuggling. The government also restricted the free movement of people, monitored spies, and took other wartime measures.

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