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The rarest element of the complete Afrika Korps issued uniform parts is the greatcoat, we have possibly only owned four in 40 years. This example is in fine condition, good nap to the cloth, identical configuration to the European greatcoat, deep barrel cuffs, two angled lower pockets with flaps, double breasted and designed for a closed collar, in tropical colour. The interior is half lined in a similar colour brushed cotton. Full Munich maker’s mark to the interior plus a full compliment of size markings plus the depot issue stamp of ‘B (Berlin ) 40’. There is minor spotting of small moth nips mainly around the collar and shoulder. Not only is the greatcoat itself rare but indicates that with the depot issue stamp of ‘40’ that the authorities were well prepared for a tropical campaign at least a year before they were transported to North Africa to assist the Italian forces.

Code: 71192 Price: 1650.00 GBP

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