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WWII GERMAN BELT BUCKLE - ARMY Under the Treaty of Versailles, the Reichswehr was only allowed 100,000 men split between the Army and the Navy. Following the 1932 German elections the Nazi party came to power and began to abrogate the treaty. The Army was made part of the Wehrmacht in May 1935 with the passing of the "Law for the Reconstruction of the National Defence Forces". Initially, the Army was expanded to 21 divisional-sized units and smaller formations. Between 1935 and 1945 this force grew to consist of hundreds of divisions and thousands of smaller supporting units. Between 1939 and 1945 close to 16 million served in the Army. Over 3 million were killed and over 4.1 million were wounded. Of the 7,361 men awarded the initial grade of the highest German combat honour of World War II, the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, 4,777 were from the Army, making up 65% of the total awarded. The Allies dissolved the German Army on 20 August 1946.

This is a WWII German belt buckle. Of steel construction. The design consists of two ropes forming a circle. One inside the other. The German Army eagle is placed in the center of the circle and is standing over a swastika. The words "Gott Mit Uns" are scrolled just above the eagle.

The back of the buckle has two spikes which help it secure the buckle to the belt. Some of the buckles are manufacturer marked in the back section. Often times a year of manufacturing is also found there.

The sample featured here still retains some of the original green paint.




This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWII German belt buckles. Multiple detailed photos of specific samples are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined aspects that should be noted when inspecting a Third reich belt buckle.

The belt buckles of the Third Reich came in a variety of designs. There were over 100 different types developed. Even the non-military belt buckles often displayed the swastika as a means to show support of the Nazi party.

The high quality and intricate designs have made the German belt buckles of World War Two a desirable military collectible. this information is brought to you courtesy of MilitaryItems.com

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Reproductions of the WWII German Army belt buckles are currently being manufactured.



The belt buckles of the Third Reich came in a variety of designs. There were over 100 different types developed. Even the non-military belt buckles often displayed the swastika as a means to show support of the Nazi party.

The high quality and intricate designs have made the German belt buckles of World War Two a desirable military collectible.

This belt buckle may currently be reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this buckle. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the belt buckle.

If you have an interest is seeing other belt buckles of the Third Reich, you can do so by going to our WWII German Belt Buckles identification guide. Where we cover Heer (Army), Navy (Kriegsmarine), Air Force (Luftwaffe), political and civilian buckles.





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Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Value $50.00 $65.00 $80.00 $100.00 $100.00
Availability Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium
Invest Grade B B B B A


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