N008087 M44 PATTERN REICHSBAHN SLEEVE EAGLE. (Hoheitsabzeichen)

BACKGROUND: When Hitler and the NSDAP gained power in January 1933 the German railway system was maintained and administered by two civilian organizations, the DR, Deutsches Reichsbahn, (German National Railway), and the, DR-G, Deutsches Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft, (German National Railway-Corporation), which were overseen by the national government. Both the DR, and the DR-G were uniformed organizations responsible for all the railways within Greater Germany and eventually in the occupied areas. In February 1937 in a restructuring of the national railways the DR-G was absorbed into the DR. The uniforms and insignia of the DR personnel were modified numerous times during the Third Reich including, July 1935, June 1936, February 1941, September 1941 and February 1942.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Later war, M44 style production/pattern, machine woven, national breast arm eagle with outstretched wings, clutching a wreathed, canted, swastika in itís talons in pale, bright yellow/gold, rayon threads on a woven, inverted, triangular, blue/black rayon, base. Small tear near the eagles head.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $50.00

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