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#1 12-08-2015 01:55:24

Rebbaron55
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German Soldier Portraits in Tropical Uniform.

Recently obtained this nice photograph of 2nd Lt smoking and wearing officer's belt and NCO tress on the collar. I noticed there was another photo recently posted on another thread that also showed tress on an officer's tunic collar. Any significance? hmm  Enjoy!  Barron

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Military%20Photographs/German%20Tropical%20Portraits/Page00000050_Page_120-20Copy202_zpsxy2il78x.jpg, http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Military%20Photographs/German%20Tropical%20Portraits/Page00000050_Page_220-20Copy202_zpsrjkmmtje.jpg

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#2 12-08-2015 02:14:46

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Re: German Soldier Portraits in Tropical Uniform.

Hi Barron, he also appears to be wearing an EM field cap - maybe a NCO newly promoted to officer rank?

Regards Markus

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#3 12-08-2015 03:15:17

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Re: German Soldier Portraits in Tropical Uniform.

Neat pic. Rich A. in Pa.


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#4 12-08-2015 05:09:18

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Re: German Soldier Portraits in Tropical Uniform.

Thanks guys for your comments. I had noticed the hat but forgot to mention it big_smile Here is a set of very nice resolution reprints that I picked up from E-Bay at a reasonable price. Lots of interesting details i.e. foreign sun helmets (Dutch?) and panzer skulls on collars etc. smile  Enjoy cool   Barron

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Military%20Photographs/German%20Tropical%20Portraits/Page0000000020-20Copy_zpsu8fojvnj.jpg, http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Military%20Photographs/German%20Tropical%20Portraits/Page0000000020-20Copy205_zpsmomhwrtr.jpg,

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Military%20Photographs/German%20Tropical%20Portraits/Page0000000020-20Copy204_zpso8hx2ixd.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Military%20Photographs/German%20Tropical%20Portraits/Page0000000020-20Copy202_zps24aa0nsf.jpg

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#5 13-08-2015 00:32:54

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Re: German Soldier Portraits in Tropical Uniform.

Nic prints. Rich A. in Pa.


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#6 13-08-2015 00:43:16

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Re: German Soldier Portraits in Tropical Uniform.

I know these last few images. These are copies from originals owned by a European collector.
The first image is wonderful - the only explanation I can surmise is that our man is very recently promoted and has not removed his tress yet...
Mark


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#7 13-08-2015 04:53:46

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Re: German Soldier Portraits in Tropical Uniform.

Yes Mark, I just included the last four as they are nice portrait photographs that I had not seen on this site yet. Especially with the sun helmets, panzer skulls and waffenfarbe soutaches. I plan to get some more uncommon ones posted before the end of the week as I just scanned them today! big_smile    Barron cool

Here is the next one: possibly taken in Naples before shipping off to Afrika. Looks like classic Luftwaffe trousers with web belt and garrison cap on this soldier with wound badge? hmm   Barron

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Military%20Photographs/German%20Tropical%20Portraits/DSC06288_zpswendjpdo.jpg, http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Military%20Photographs/German%20Tropical%20Portraits/DSC06289_zpsuswwz2bw.jpg

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#8 13-08-2015 11:36:35

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Re: German Soldier Portraits in Tropical Uniform.

Nice portraits Barron. Yes the foreign sun helmet is Dutch.


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#9 14-08-2015 10:52:29

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Re: German Soldier Portraits in Tropical Uniform.

The photos in post #4 are all from Pz V from the WAF. No need to purchase them as you can just copy and print them yourself. The portraits are all from Germany near Berlin before embarkation to Afrika. All are members of the 15th Pz Div during Easter weekend April 11-14 1941.

You may want to take a look at this thread....

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/ … p?t=805649

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#10 14-08-2015 14:38:40

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Re: German Soldier Portraits in Tropical Uniform.

Thank you Tim for the additional reference. smile   Barron

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#11 25-08-2015 05:37:13

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Re: German Soldier Portraits in Tropical Uniform.

Here is another Luftwaffe portrait but with sun helmet, unusual belt and wrist watch. Enjoy! cool  Barron

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Military%20Photographs/German%20Tropical%20Portraits/DSC06351_zpsaf6ikacf.jpg

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#12 27-08-2015 23:04:47

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Re: German Soldier Portraits in Tropical Uniform.

Nice pics. Rich A. in Pa.


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#13 13-12-2015 23:42:21

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Re: German Soldier Portraits in Tropical Uniform.

Picked up this small portrait recently. Barron cool

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/Military%20Photographs/DSC09737_zpsxttmy9xv.jpg

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#14 14-12-2015 14:21:13

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Re: German Soldier Portraits in Tropical Uniform.

Nice !

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#15 14-12-2015 22:42:08

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Re: German Soldier Portraits in Tropical Uniform.

Great photos


http://i574.photobucket.com/albums/ss190/herrzark/de15a06e-209f-43dc-b28b-50aa3c94774c_zps6n2y3euw.png

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#16 16-12-2015 16:47:06

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Re: German Soldier Portraits in Tropical Uniform.

Nice pic. Rich A. in Pa.


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#17 03-01-2016 14:48:49

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Re: German Soldier Portraits in Tropical Uniform.

NZMark wrote:

I know these last few images. These are copies from originals owned by a European collector.
The first image is wonderful - the only explanation I can surmise is that our man is very recently promoted and has not removed his tress yet...
Mark

I recall seeing these photo's as well some years ago. Nevertheless, nice shots with Dutch headgear.

-Ray-

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#18 12-01-2016 05:20:03

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Re: German Soldier Portraits in Tropical Uniform.

Here is a nice dated portrait. cool   Barron

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20Necrology%20Cards/e90216c0-bd38-492c-a997-5aa5ecd39e41_zpsjjoup5tj.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20Necrology%20Cards/PORTRAIT201_Page_1_zpspdldnsyj.jpg

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#19 12-01-2016 10:43:37

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Re: German Soldier Portraits in Tropical Uniform.

a other great pic ! nice details and quality

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#20 12-01-2016 18:33:41

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Re: German Soldier Portraits in Tropical Uniform.

Ciao
I have seen on ebay this photo.
Why he has not the BREAST EAGLE on the tunic?


http://i63.tinypic.com/2rzxunp.jpg

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#21 13-02-2016 05:33:00

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Re: German Soldier Portraits in Tropical Uniform.

Looks like no one has an explanation so far for lack of breast eagle on above tunic? Only explanation I have possible member of Punishment Battalion 999 in Tunisia that I heard did not wear insignia due to status?

Below I have a new portrait postcard of a young NCO in his tropical uniform. Very poor quality paper and grainy photo but nice detail. Enjoy!  Barron smile

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20Necrology%20Cards/DSC00814_zpsobadmj0r.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20Necrology%20Cards/DSC00815_zps14sffwdu.jpg

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#22 13-02-2016 07:35:41

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Re: German Soldier Portraits in Tropical Uniform.

Enjoyed looking at the photos Barron, maybe the Ebay seller cloned out the breast eagle in photo shop before listing photo

Tunic is Luftwaffe, are they Luftwaffe shoulder boards?, also  looks to be some type of party badge on his LH pocket ????

Mark S

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#23 13-02-2016 13:18:50

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Re: German Soldier Portraits in Tropical Uniform.

Hi Barron thanks for your answer..
Mark, why the seller would have canceled the eagle?

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#24 13-02-2016 19:38:04

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Re: German Soldier Portraits in Tropical Uniform.

Ebay allows the swas on ohotos and stamps so i don't think the seller photoshoped it. Unless of course he thought otherwise.
The boards look too dark to be LW? They could be continental LW boards though.
The badge on the pocket is a HJ badge i think.


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#25 13-02-2016 21:06:42

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Re: German Soldier Portraits in Tropical Uniform.

Swas not allowed on Ebay Australia, Germany and Poland to name a few countries, enforcement by Ebay Aus seems to dropped off over last few years, however your auction can be pulled if its reported

If here wearing HJ badge probably rules out Punishment Battalion 999, you won't be a great fan of the party after be posted to them

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