BACKGROUND: As with the Army, the "SS-Feldgendarmerie", (SS-Military Field Police), units were established on mobilization in 1939 and drew the majority of its personnel from the civil Ordnungspolizei, (Order Police), as they were already familiar with policing regulations and tasks. Divisional sized units generally were assigned a company strength SS-Feldgendarmerie who were tasked with all aspects of security and traffic control immediately behind the front lines. Originally the SS-Feldgendarmerie personnel wore the Gothic script, army pattern Feldgendarmerie identifying cufftitle, until a specific SS-Feldgendarmerie cufftitle was introduced in August 1942. The SS-Feldgendarmerie cufftitle was only manufactured in a unique, variant, BeVo-like weave. The somewhat unique Bevo-like weave was utilized on a small number of SS cufftitles, with the SS-Feldgendarmerie cufftitle being a prime example. This Bevo-like weave is discussed and photographed in G. Williamson & T. McGuirl’s book, German Military Cuffbands 1784~Present, page 169, and also in Ulric of England’s book, A Collectors Guide to SS and Political Cuffbands, pages 72, 73 and 74. Of Note: The SS-Feldgendarmerie cufftitle was abolished in November 1944.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Machine woven black rayon construction cufftitle with variant, BeVo-like, machine woven Latin script and SS runes, "SS-Feldgendarmerie", in silvery/grey cotton threads. The cufftitle is bordered at both the top and bottom edges in horizontally woven, seven strand, silver/grey threads. The cufftitle has the typical "salt & pepper" pattern reverse. Scarce cufftitle.

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $1,795.00

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