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Army Parade Tunic M.1935


Fritz

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This is a typical piped parade tunic for an infantry Feldwebel. The shoulder straps bear the regimental numnber 132. This regiment was raised in 1938 after the annexation of Austria. The Austrian troops were incorporated into the Wehrmacht, and new regiments were raised. At first the Austrian uniforms were to be worn with a breast eagle. To change the structure and methods of training, German Officers, ncos and personnel was transferred from existing regiments to retrain the Austrian troops. Austria had now ceased to exist, the territories were from now on to be referred to as the Ostmark. Infantry Regt. 132 was icorporated into the same division as the new Infantry-Regt. 134, which was now the new Hoch- und Deutschmeister-Regiment, which had previously been the famous traditional Austrian Infantry-Regt.4. This new division was hence called the Hoch- und Deutschmeister-Division, but was later wiped out at Stalingrad, and again later re-formed.

 

The regiment was based to the Northwest of Vienna, I. and II. Batallions in Znaim, III. Btl. In Horn, some other companies in Hollabrunn and Bruck an der Leitha.

 

The tunic shown has a previous stamp in its lining of Inf.-Regt.35, which had been formerly based in Dessau some ot its personnel had been transferred to restructiure the newly created Inf.-Regt.132. The tunic is of field-grey tricot cloth with dark green collars, cuffs and shoulder straps. All edges piped white, collar, cuffs and shoulder pieces edged in silver aluminium braid of a wider pattern than on the field tunics. The shoulder straps bear the aluminium numbers 132, there are no company numbers on the shoulder buttons. The shoulder straps signalise the rank of a Feldwebel, with one pip and a bar of tresse at the lower end of the shoulder straps. One pip is made of zinc, the other is peacefime quality. The breast eagle is of officer quality, as always seen on this type of tunic. The left breast has loops for two decorations, now missing. A Feldwebel was entitled to wear the officers dagger with Portépée.

 

 

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Hi Paul, yes I recognise it now, you got this from us in 2008 , how time flies by , it is a very nice tunic with an Austian connection too :thumbsup:

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Good memory! Never forget.

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