Army Major of Veterinarian Tunic
This tunic is produced in a very high quality field grey wool. The tunic has four pleated pockets with scalloped flaps. The cuffs are turned back. The closure has five large field grey finished pebbled aluminum buttons, these match the smaller ones used for the pocket closure and the shoulder boards. The collar is of a dark green badge cloth. The officer’s tabs are produced in a silver bullion with red litzen (collar insignia) over a dark green badge cloth background. This branch piping does not match the color of the shoulder boards. The rank of the wearer was a major, as indicated by the sewn-in shoulder boards. These have an interwoven braid produced in an off-white cloth over a crimson badge cloth background. A gilt metal snake cipher is attached to the middle of each board, which indicates his career was as a veterinarian. An officer’s Army breast eagle has been hand applied to the right side of the tunic. This is produced in a bright silver bullion wire on a green wool background. A medium sized ribbon bar is visible above the left breast pocket. The interior is fully lined in a sky blue rayon. The sleeves are lined in a grey striped rayon. There is a pair of interior pockets and a slot for a dagger. The tailor’s label is affixed to the neck area, this reads “Wertarbeit Gottlob Kurz Wiesbaden-Igstadt” ("High Quality Workmanship” followed by the tailor’s name and location). The tunic appears to be approximately a size 36.
|Germany||World War II|
|Gottlob Kurz, Wiesbaden-Igstadt|