WWII German Army Nebeltruppen Officer Dress Tunic, Named

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WWII German Army Nebeltruppen Officer Dress Tunic, Named-This tunic is a top quality, private purchase example. It is produced in soft, field grey wool. There is some minor wear and discoloration. Also seen are multiple minor moth nips and bites as well as holes of various sizes. Please inspect the pictures and ask any questions you may have as we are always happy to assist! There is an eight button closure and all buttons are silver finished pebbled metal. The closure seam edge is piped in purple. There are four pockets; all have scalloped flaps with the breast pockets being pleated. The hip pockets are hidden on this early piece. The collar is dark green badge cloth. The machine applied collar tabs are purple badge cloth with bright silver bullion/flat wire columns. The sew in shoulder boards are produced in bright silver flat wire and having a backing of purple badge cloth which doubles as the piping. Each has a single gilt finished metal pip. Having reexamined the boards, we have concluded that at one point there were ciphers. These may very well have been removed per regulations as the war progressed. This would have been for security reasons. This indicates that the wearer was an oberleutnant (1st lieutenant) of the smoke troops (nebeltruppen). The breast eagle is a handsome, officer version in silver bullion over dark green badge cloth. It has been hand applied. There is a ribbon in the third button hole for the EKII. There are loops for a single award as well as a small ribbon bar. The interior is fully lined in green rayon which is super clean with minor wear only. There is a waist belt with a plated metal buckle as well as a single pocket. Inside the pocket is a tailor tag with the name of the owner, "W. Schmidt". Also seen is the date 4.11.36. The neck area has a tailor tag as well which indicates the tunic was produced by the firm of Julius Schaarschmidt which was located in Eisenach. The tunic is a size medium. Very rare and in very good condition overall!