GERMAN WWII GROSSDEUTSCHLAND HAUPTMANN'S TUNIC.
A good quality and condition tunic worn by a Grossdeutschland Hauptmann, produced in the captured Italian cloth and constructed with the six button front, four pockets without pleats of the M.42/43 style of tunic. The insignia fitted is of white wool piped infantry stitch-in shoulder boards with GD inter-twined motifs in gold. Twin rank pips with slight oxidisation to each board. Infantry officers white central piped collar patches. An NCO's Bevo woven breast eagle and officers heavy bullion wire Grossdeutschland cuff title. There is evidence that the original darts have been removed on the side seams for a larger wearer. Also on the herringbone material on the back of the collar stitch marks can clearly be seen of enlisted ranks collar patches, which coincide with the breast eagle fitting of an NCO's eagle indicating that the wearer has not only grown slightly in size but has been promoted upwards. Two tears to the interior lining, which is in grey silk otherwise excellent condition. Iron Cross ribbon to the second button hole and loops to the left breast pocket for two awards with loops above for two short medal ribbon bars. A good service worn tunic to one of the elite regiments of the Third Reich period.