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Title Schutzmannscaft NCO's collar patches
Nationality German
Period c 1943
Price £75.00

These were worn by the irregular units raised by the German army as auxilliaries for service in WW2, on the Russian front, mainly from nationalist Baltic peoples and Ukrainians, to assist the SS and police in anti-partisan operations. For fear of Russian discovery after the war, little of this Schuma material survived.

They are dark green cloth with a pale grey braid applied edge on a buckram base, stiffened with glue. The relevant shoulder strap was black wool with a white rayon marching swastika machine woven in the centre. The condition is excellent for the age, although it is clear that they have been well worn. Some 200 Schuma battalions were raised, indicating the extensive nature of partisan activity which faced the Germans.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Tunics : Third Reich : Wehrmacht]


Today Iíve received your parcel in good order. Iím vey happy with [t]his piece.

C A, Netherlands, 15.07.2013

Found the item a little on the expensive side and a bit disappointed that you were unwilling to bend a bit on the price of the Officer's Tunic Eagle (half the fun of buying, after all, is the haggling), but impressed by the speed of delivery and the quality of the item. Was well worth it in the long run...

G F, UK, 30.08.2005