SA Brownshirt. Worn by Hitlers Stormtroopers (Sturmabteilung) available from Militaria Net. 100% cotton shirt with french cuffs, pebbled buttons and belt hooks. NOTE armband not included. Chest sizes- Small
38″, Medium 40″, Large 42″, Xlarge 44″, XXL 46″ XXXL 48″
The SA Brown shirts Sturmabteilung. Historical Information.
The SA stormtroopers Sturmabteilung was essentially the paramilitary wing of the NSDAP. They offered security at early Nazi meeting when groups of communists agitators would regularly try and break up gatherings with violence. So a Strong force was needed to protect these meetings. They became hardened street fighters with many dying in violent street clashes. Horst Wessel became the most famous SA Martyr. The famous song “Die Fahne hoch” (“Raise the Flag”, lit. ‘”The Flag High”‘), was the anthem of the NSDAP.
The SA uniform originated by chance when a surplus stock of tropical/colonial shirts was found in Austria. These were quickly utilized as a uniform. The
brown shirts` were born. Matching Brown wool or cotton breeches completed the outfit. A multi piece wool Swastika armband was worn on the left tsleeve. Rank and Gau insignia is a confusing mix with constant changes and updates. However the kepi trim is quite easy to follow and depicts certain regions (GAU) which the Gruppen (divisions) belonged to. Other Gau`s included red for Munich and turquoise for Hamburg.