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#1 18-04-2011 09:17:03

GWilliamson
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Feldgendarmerie

Some nice and rare photos from an album belonging to a former NCO in the Feldgendarmerie of Sonderverband 287, in tropical uniforms.

Note the special Sonderverband sleeve badge on the Kubelwagen passenger.

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/17_svb.jpg

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#2 18-04-2011 09:22:07

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Re: Feldgendarmerie

Not so clear this time but you can still see the Sonderverband emblem on the sleeve of the soldier at left


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#3 18-04-2011 09:24:51

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Re: Feldgendarmerie

Same unit, in greatcoats this time and some wearing the Gorget.

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/17_hfg096_sv287.jpg

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#4 18-04-2011 09:26:52

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Re: Feldgendarmerie

Fooling around with a "Lady" friend.

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#5 18-04-2011 09:29:34

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Re: Feldgendarmerie

With their wives. Note the "Feldgendarmerie" cuffbands.

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/17_hfg103_sv_287.jpg

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#6 18-04-2011 09:31:53

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Re: Feldgendarmerie

Nice mix of heavily sun-bleached and fresh un-faded uniforms.


http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/17_hfg105_sv_287.jpg

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#7 18-04-2011 09:34:03

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Re: Feldgendarmerie

The photos come from the ablum belonging to the NCO on the left of this photo.


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#8 18-04-2011 09:36:07

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Re: Feldgendarmerie

Rare shot of dog handlers in tropical dress (note Feldgendarmerie cuffband again)


http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/17_hfg111_sv287_final.jpg

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#9 18-04-2011 09:38:34

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Re: Feldgendarmerie

A very rare photo, in fact the only one I have ever seen ( but there must be others out there), of the Feldgendarmerie sleeve eagle being worn on the tropical uniform. Normally only the cuffband was worn.


http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/17_hfg139_trop_final.jpg

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#10 18-04-2011 10:06:19

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Re: Feldgendarmerie

Not Sonderverband this time but a former Africa veteran serving as a German cadre member of  either 369 or 373 Infanterie Division (kroat.), wearing both the Afrika and Feldgendarmerie cuffbands.  This puts him as a member of Feldgendarmerie-Trupp 373 (kroat.) or Feldgendarmerie-Trupp 373 (kroat.)

(Other photos from the sequence show some of the other guys wearing the Croat armshield)

Unfortunately as all these photos were scanned at very high resolution in TIFF format for use in a book, shrinking them to a size to fit here and converting to jpegs has decraded the sharpness quite a bit. The original shots are muich clearer.

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/17_croat.jpg

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#11 18-04-2011 11:03:43

Sebastian.V
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Re: Feldgendarmerie

Whoooo !

very nice and rare pic collection !
I love your post number 9 with the arm eagle !
the cap guy in post 2 is white ?

this is a violation of my rules, but I post my Feldgrau Feld cap for you ! wink

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#12 18-04-2011 11:22:58

Bond
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Re: Feldgendarmerie

Some great and unusual pictures, thanks for showing them.  SV 288 police is something I had not seen before, all very cool.

Regards,

Jerry


Regards,

Jerry B.

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