| (N684) A nice German 2nd Parachute Corps Tradition Cap Badge . A Rare award to find in mint condition with red, white and black enamel in the shape of a parachute. The badge is made in Italy and of pin back construction., made in October 1944 in the Bregonzi factory in Milan. It was commissioned by Field Marshall Kesselring when Commanding the 2nd Parachute Corps. About 200 of these were found during 1980's in a small box stored in the old and now closed Bregonzi factory, together with X Mas Flotilla shields and other military badges. There are pictures of Field Marshall Kesselring wearing this type of badge himself on the left side of his Luftwaffe field cap. This example is complete with its original paper manufacturers packet. Very rare to find especially in its packet.
GBP £395.00 (UK Pounds)
GERMAN PARATROOPERS Volume II: Helmets, Equipment and Weapons |
In the 368 pages of this second of the projected three volumes of German Paratroopers – Uniforms and Equipment 1936-1945 the author, Karl Veltzé, not only takes a very detailed look at the Fallschirmjäger helmets – more than a third of this volume is dedicated to them – , but also deals with the paratroopers' special equipment (gasmask bags, hand grenade bags, ammunition bandoleers, medic equipment). The standard field equipment is covered next, followed by a chapter devoted to the individual and crew-served weapons utilized by the German airborne forces; among these are both versions of the special FG 42 paratrooper rifle. The parachutes used by the German paras are examined on 40 pages, whilst the last chapter looks at their drop containers. Six years of research and collaboration with some of the most important Fallschirmjäger collections have gone into these volumes so far. Collectors and military enthusiasts will be able to study some of the rarest original pieces and find a lot of interesting and new information in these pages. The full-colour photographs of the various items are accompanied by hundreds of period photos, more than 150 of them not published before, showing helmets, equipment and weapons in wear. Overseas clients please note: Due to excessively high wrapped weight shipping is weighted on this title
39620 GBP £80.00 (UK Pounds)
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