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Collar tabs for SS 'Landstorm Nederland'

 
(@prideofengland)
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Just been looking at collar tabs for 'Landstorm Nederland' for Eagles over the Rhine, does anyone know why the wolfs hook insignia comes as either vertical or horizontal versions?

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Topic starter Posted : 04/09/2012 6:47 pm
Conrad Uno
(@conrad-uno)
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The wolfs-hook rune was used in its horizontal form by Landstorm Nederland. Examples of the rune in vertical orientation can be seen used as a German heraldic symbol. I guess a collar tab with vertical wolfs-hook has just been turned through 90 degrees... :?

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Posted : 04/09/2012 7:44 pm
(@bedsnherts)
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For some reason certain germanic symbols had more than one orientation. Even the hakenkreuz was displayed in a 90 and 45 degree rotation.

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Posted : 05/09/2012 8:53 am
Poacher
(@poacher)
Noble Member

The 3rd SS totenkopf also had wandering insignia. Its a real bit of work to find out who wore vertical and who wore horizontal at what time in their history.

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Posted : 05/09/2012 9:59 am
Steiner
(@steiner_1609088194)
Illustrious Member

Ach! The plonker I bought mine off obviously looked at this picture but didn't read the subtext.

From this page..

http://www.eestileegion.com/?home/waffe ... dutch.html

So, I have the "flaming grenade" collar patch.. :(

{edit] Before anybody says it... yes, I should have done more research. :-|


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Posted : 05/09/2012 4:55 pm
Steiner
(@steiner_1609088194)
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Ah... well, according to this source, Landstorm Nederland had three different types of collar tabs, one of which was the flaming grenade.

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=iLBg ... de&f=false


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Posted : 16/09/2012 7:31 pm
(@prideofengland)
Noble Member

Ah... well, according to this source, Landstorm Nederland had three different types of collar tabs, one of which was the flaming grenade.

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=iLBg ... de&f=false

bet you glad you didnt rush out and get the Wolfs hook as well now Good to clear it up, horizontal, vertical or grenade all acceptable

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Topic starter Posted : 16/09/2012 7:42 pm
Steiner
(@steiner_1609088194)
Illustrious Member

And sewn on! :D

I confess I'm going to do a little shortcut with the cuff title, and attach it with sticky tape over the Hohenstaufen one.


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Posted : 16/09/2012 9:48 pm
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