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#1 21-10-2014 04:49:37

Rebbaron55
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Tropical German Army Shorts with 42 Date

Hi Guys!

Here is a pair of 1942 dated shorts with an RB Nr down the inside of the fly. Enjoy!

                                   Barron

http://i57.tinypic.com/2chv1cl.jpg

http://i57.tinypic.com/2rpzgp1.jpg

http://i57.tinypic.com/27y4irt.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/23w721i.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/dqk8oz.jpg

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#2 21-10-2014 06:50:08

NZMark
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Re: Tropical German Army Shorts with 42 Date

Nice late '42 set (note the RB#)
Thanks for sharing!
Mark


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#3 22-10-2014 22:55:45

Rebbaron55
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Re: Tropical German Army Shorts with 42 Date

Here is a second pair with olive instead of white pockets and marked M42 with a faint manufacturers marking. Lots of variations of shorts used in the campaign! Other than the long pants they seam to be reasonably priced yet too!

                                                        Barron

http://i60.tinypic.com/1235oa0.jpghttp://i57.tinypic.com/mr4o68.jpg

http://i61.tinypic.com/bgpr45.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/2v9cgt5.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/2n6byq1.jpg

Last edited by Rebbaron55 (23-10-2014 17:39:18)

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#4 23-10-2014 11:23:44

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Re: Tropical German Army Shorts with 42 Date

Beautiful !

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#5 23-10-2014 13:22:16

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Re: Tropical German Army Shorts with 42 Date

Nice, thanks for posting.


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#6 29-07-2018 13:56:47

Markus
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Re: Tropical German Army Shorts with 42 Date

I was going to post a pair of tropical Heer shorts which I hadn't shown previously when I came across this old post by Rebbaron55. 

The 2nd pair of shorts which he listed with the unusual green lining and faded manufacturer stamp appear to have been made by the same maker as my shorts.

Anyway, rather than creating a new posting I'll just add some further photo's here which will add to the information already provided.

Regards Markus

I believe the manufacturer of Rebbaron55 and my shorts is Württembergische Berufskleiderfabrik A.G. from the town of Herbrechtingen.
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_dsc02696.jpg

I also find the interior lining interesting as it is in olive fabric rather than the usual white cotton duck material. 
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_dsc02698.jpg

The other interesting point is the material for the adjustable waist belt that this manufacturer used - this varies from the thick herringbone fabric often found on
many other examples of tropical shorts, trousers and breaches.  I've put another pair of shorts alongside to show the contrast.
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_dsc02699.jpg

Last edited by Markus (29-07-2018 13:59:47)

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#7 29-07-2018 21:39:55

RRA227
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Re: Tropical German Army Shorts with 42 Date

Nice shorts.  Rich A. in Pa.


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#8 30-07-2018 08:12:11

Rebbaron55
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Re: Tropical German Army Shorts with 42 Date

Great to see that some of my old postings are still useful and coming through okay. I just picked up another pair of shorts last week and will try to get them posted soon using the website image posting service if it works for me! I had used Tinypics which is still working well but is at full capacity for this early posting. The other posting service still wants an extreme amount of money for its service and have been trying to convert images without much success.

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#9 30-07-2018 11:51:29

Markus
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Re: Tropical German Army Shorts with 42 Date

Hi baron, thanks for replying so promptly to my posting.  I know that other members have also had problems with photo hosting services. 

I'm using a mac and iPhoto so I'm not experiencing any issues thankfully.

It would be great to see some photo's of your new shorts.  I saw that there are a couple of pairs of the Württembergische M42 type for sale with online dealers at the moment.

One pair US$395 and the other €400.

Regards

Markus.

P.S. Thanks for the comments Rich smile

Last edited by Markus (30-07-2018 12:29:41)

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#10 31-07-2018 23:11:25

Rebbaron55
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Re: Tropical German Army Shorts with 42 Date

Hopefully I will get this to work! Here are shorts I recently obtained. I noticed there are some changes as the white underwear holders have been deleted but all the rest seem to be the with some interior color variation.   Barron

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2505_20180731_090226c.jpg,

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2505_20180731_090021c_800x600.jpg,

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2505_20180731_090045b.jpg,

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2505_20180731_090326c.jpg,

Last edited by Rebbaron55 (31-07-2018 23:29:52)

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#11 01-08-2018 03:01:05

Markus
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Re: Tropical German Army Shorts with 42 Date

Yes your photos have worked smile

Nice pair of original 1942 dated shorts Baron! 

I've been trying to make out the manufacturer stamp. 

It's a bit faded but I think that it could be Bertsch & Frey, who were a clothing manufacturer
in Rottweil in Germany.  What do you think?

I hadn't heard of this manufacturer before.

Thanks for posting.

Regards Markus

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#12 01-08-2018 04:35:10

msteve21
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Re: Tropical German Army Shorts with 42 Date

Interesting topic, thx for the posts
Msteve


Collector of DAK & Panzer Militia
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#13 01-08-2018 07:57:10

Rebbaron55
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Re: Tropical German Army Shorts with 42 Date

Markus! Yes that was what the seller mentioned in his listing! Good eye! i couldn't read anything but the & Frey name.   Barron

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#14 01-08-2018 08:12:48

Markus
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Re: Tropical German Army Shorts with 42 Date

No worries.  There is very little information about this firm available from the few searches I've done on the internet.

Looks like this was a clothes factory that specialized in boys and young men's clothing but took on the production of
uniform items to help the war effort.

Regards Markus

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_bertsch.jpg

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#15 02-08-2018 08:58:11

Markus
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Re: Tropical German Army Shorts with 42 Date

A little more information can be found by clicking on below hyperlink but unless you speak German you'll have to use Google translator.

Includes photo's of the original factory building in Rottweil, which is now a furniture store.

Apparently this company also produced gas masks as well as other uniform items during WWII.

http://www.rottweil.net/frame/Ansichten … /frame.php

Regards Markus

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#16 02-08-2018 14:24:23

Rebbaron55
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Re: Tropical German Army Shorts with 42 Date

Thank you Markus for the continued research on the shorts! Very interesting! I will be posting some more items on "The Forum" shortly. I had not done so for a while due to photo hosting program (Photobucket) raising their fee to $500 annually (when it had been free with my AOL account). They just changed back and all my previously posted photos came back on the site!!!     Barron

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#17 03-08-2018 05:34:06

Markus
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Re: Tropical German Army Shorts with 42 Date

No worries Barron, always happy to help you - especially as you hold the esteemed rank of Supreme DAK Member!

I await with interest new posts, now that you've got your photo issues sorted.  $500 for photo hosting - talk about expensive!

Regards Markus

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#18 04-08-2018 13:44:38

RRA227
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Re: Tropical German Army Shorts with 42 Date

Nice shorts.  Rich A. in Pa.


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#19 05-08-2018 03:19:45

msteve21
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Re: Tropical German Army Shorts with 42 Date

I'll dig out my pair of tropical shorts, keen now to learn more about them:
Msteve

Last edited by msteve21 (05-08-2018 03:20:02)


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