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The Wehrmacht, translates to "defence force", was the name of the unified armed forces of Germany from 1935 to 1945. It consisted of the Heer (army), the Kriegsmarine (navy) and the Luftwaffe (air force).

This is a German WWII Civilian in the Service of the Armed Forces armband. This is a group of volunteers whose goal was to assist the armed forces in a non-combat related role. Activities would inclide food distribution, fueld and supplies deliveries, etc. The armband was worn on the left arm of the uniform.

The design of the armband consisted of cotton construction. Yellow in color. Black letters are embroidered in the center. They read DEUTSCHE WEHRMACHT, which translates to "German Armed Forces".

This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWII German armbands. Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined points that should be noted.

One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my WWII German armband worth?". A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the armbands is reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of the German armbands in the collector's market is illustrated.

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  1. FAQ's
  2. WWII German Armband Anatomy
  3. Identifying fakes and reproductions
  4. RZM manufacturing codes
  5. Construction materials
  6. Clothing tags
  7. Perspective view
  8. Purchasing a WWII German armband

A look inside the armband reveals the Bevo construction for the letters. No RZM tag is present on this sample. It is possible that the tag was lost over the years or that it never had one.

This armband 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 armband. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the armband.

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


The value for WWII German armbands and other military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com. The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.
Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Value $30.00 $30.00 $40.00 $50.00 $55.00 $55.00 $55.00 $55.00 $55.00 $55.00 $60.00 $60.00
Availability Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium
Invest Grade C C C C B B B B B B B B

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Feb 28th, 2017
Germans produced a wide variety of flags during WWII. The armband featured here is not hard to find. In general the appreciation has been moderate. Recently the value has began to come up some. It is expected that this trend will continue.

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