Allgemeine SS officers collar tabs

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Allgemeine SS officers collar tabs. Rank SS Gruppenfuhrer. Super reproduction of the early 1st pattern SS collar tabs.

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Allgemeine SS officers collar tabs

Allgemeine SS officers collar tabs. Rank SS Gruppenfuhrer  Generalleutnant. Super reproduction of the early 1st pattern SS collar tabs.  The 1st  pattern ss collar  tabs  were  for  the General SS. They were  a  different  systems of  designs  and  not to be confused  with  the later  Waffen  SS  versions. The SS Gruppenfuhrer (Generalleutnant)  collar insignia  comprises  three oakleaf branches  is  a rounded  style.  The  waffen  SS  version  was much more  stylized  with more  angles  leaves  and a  single  silver   wire  pip.

The  Schutzstaffel (SS)

The  Schutzstaffel (SS) were the  elite guard  of  the Third  Reich. Formed in 1925 as  a small  bodyguard to protect  Hitler.  It  remained  in this  capacity until Heinrich Himmler  took  charge in 1929. So under his jurisdiction  it  grew  to an enormous organisation. Also It became  very powerful. Its co-opted  national police forces, Security, intelligence and business. Eventually  the SS developed is  own branch  of  the Wehrmacht, the  Waffen SS (armed  SS).  From the beginning members  were chosen for  their physical and mental  ability and also there  character. Entry  was  from  21  years  of  age  followed by 18 months probationary period.  The  SS eventually   reflected  Himmlers  esoteric interests  and encompassed  quasi religious  ceremonies  and beliefs.  From 1945  it  was  classed  as a criminal organisation.

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Weight 0.01 kg
Dimensions 6 × 5 × 0.8 cm

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