N006488 DRKB MEMBER'S ARMBAND. (DRKB Ärmelbinde)

BACKGROUND: The DRKB, Deutscher Reichskriegerbund (Kyffhäuserbund), (German National Association of Veterans, Kyffhäuser Association), was formed during WWI, and was based on the DKB, Deutscher Kriegerbund (German Veterans Association), originally formed after the war of 1870-71. The addition of "Kyffhäuser" in the associations name referred to the Kyffhäuser mountain where a large war memorial had been erected. The goal of the association was to preserve the morale and comradeship of former soldiers and to financially assist its members if required. Uniform and headgear regulations were introduced prior to 1933 and were modified again in 1936 and 1938. Of Note: The DRKB was renamed NS-RKB, Nationalsozialistische-Reichskriegerbund, (National Socialist-State Soldiers League), by the NSDAP on March 29TH 1938 and amalgamated most of the earlier veterans associations into one national organization.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Very dark navy blue wool armband with second pattern, (circa 1936), machine woven Kyffhauserbund emblem hand stitched to front center. Shield shaped Kyffhauserbund emblem features a black silhouette of the Kyffhauser monument on a white background field above a red base field with a small white circular field and black canted swastika. Reverse of armband has a machine stitched vertical seam. Shows the expected age and use, but overall nice condition.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $110.00

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