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Allgemeine & Waffen SS -
WWII Nazi German Waffen SS Sturmbannführer's Shoulder Boards Schulterstücke
Item #: VF4078
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Slip on shoulder board in interwoven matte, silver/aluminum Russian braid with white wool waffenfarbe mounted on a black wool base. 
Originally shoulder straps for Allgemeine-SS, (General-SS), EM/NCO’s personnel were introduced on May 26TH 1933 at the same time as the SA, Sturm Abteilung, (Storm Troops), shoulder straps were introduced. These first pattern shoulder straps were also worn by SS-VT, SS-Verfügungstruppe, (SS-Special Purpose Troops), and, SS-TV, SS-Totenkopfverbände units, (SS-Deaths Head units), which were to become the nucleus of the Waffen-SS, (Armed-SS). On their introduction the shoulder straps for both SS and SA personnel were identical. In July 1935 the first army style shoulder straps for EM/NCO’s were introduced to distinguish the armed SS-VT and SS-TK personnel from the political Allgemeine-SS personnel. Army style shoulder boards for Officer’s were introduced in early 1938 and in November 1939 the Waffen-SS adopted waffenfarben, (Branch of Service Colors), with each branch of service being allocated a specific, identifying, color, with white being chosen for Infantry, personnel which was displayed as piping on the shoulder boards. The transition to the army style shoulder boards was pretty much complete in 1939 and these army style shoulder boards would be worn by all Waffen-SS officers ranks. Of Note: Company and Field grade officers ranks originally utilized bright silver/aluminum Russian braiding on their shoulder boards until regulations of December 1939 discontinued the bright braiding for a more subdued, less visible matte braiding for camouflage purposes although the change over was never complete accomplished. 
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $350.00 USD