BACKGROUND: The DRKB, "Deutscher Reichs-Krieger-Bund" (German National-veterans’-association), was formed during WWI, and based on the DKB, "Deutscher Krieger-Bund," originally formed in the 1870s. By 1936 it had incorporated most of the varied veterans’ associations into it, and was itself re-named the NS-RKB, "Nationalsozialistische Reichskriegerbund" (National-socialist State-veterans’-organization), in 1938.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Roughly 8cm tall, 32cm long, black wool armband with second pattern, (circa 1936), machine woven Kyffhäuserbund emblem, horizontal silver/aluminum rank tress and ribbed pink rayon chevron. Shield shaped Kyffhäuserbund emblem features a black silhouette of the Kyffhäuser monument on a white background field above a red base with small white circular field and black canted swastika. Emblem is mounted above a 10mm wide horizontal silver/aluminum rank tress strip. Rank tress indicates an Officer’s rank. Couple of small moth holes on the blue wool. Nice worn and used example showing the expected age and wear.

GRADE *** 3/4                             PRICE $100.00

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