GERMAN WWII NSDAP BLOCK LEADER UNIFORM -
The National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, abbreviated NSDAP),
commonly known in English as the Nazi Party, was a political party in Germany between 1919 and 1945. It was known as
the German Workers' Party (DAP) before the name was changed in 1920.
The party's last leader, Adolf Hitler, was appointed Chancellor of Germany by president Paul von Hindenburg in 1933.
Hitler rapidly established a totalitarian regime known as the Third Reich.
This is a WWII German political uniform. Issued to members of the NSDAP with the rank of
Blockleiter Ortsgruppe. The design of the tunic consists of long sleeves. Made of
heavy duty cotton .
Khaki color with two scalloped pockets.
This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWII German uniforms. Multiple
detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined points
that should be noted.
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uniforms in the collector's market is illustrated.
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There are two types of buttons found in the uniform. The collar has a brown plastic type button.
It is sewn in place. The bottom of the jacket also has the same type of plastic button.
The rest of the buttons in the uniform are of metal construction. Gold color with a design of an
eagle in the front. The eagle is standing over a swastika. The wings are fully spread with two
rows of feather. The head faces to the right. The legs are spread apart.
The metal buttons are held in place via the use of metal rings. The front has three buttons.
The pockets also have metal buttons.
The jacket has a few
placed in the inside. A tag is also sewn to the bottom
section. However, the contents are washed out and the information cannot be read.
The collar patches consists of an "L" shaped bar with interwoven swastikas. The color
of the "L" and the background are different shades of Khaki. Light blue piping is
applied to the perimeter.
This is the third pattern which was issued between 1936 and 1938.
This uniform is currently being 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 uniform. Attention to the details is critical in
order to be able to determine the authenticity of the uniform.
If you have an interest is seeing other uniforms of the Third Reich, you can do so by going
to our WWII German Uniforms
identification guide. Where we cover Heer (Army), Navy (Kriegsmarine) and
Air Force (Luftwaffe) items.