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SS Collar Tab For Charlemagne

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  • $ 375


The 33rd Waffen Grenadier SS Division Charlemagne was made up with some French volunteers.  They were arguably the last German Unit to see action in a pitched battle during World War II, where they held central Berlin and the Führerbunker against the onslaught of Soviet Infantry.  Knowing that they would not survive should Germany be defeated, they were among the last to surrender in the brutal house-to-house and street-to-street fighting during the final days of the Battle in Berlin.  It is certain that the collar tab was produced, but not certain if it was ever issued.  This is a rare collar tab and features a circle with an “X” machine embroidered in silvery-grey cloth.  There is minor discoloration. The tab is produced in black badge cloth with a buckram stiffener, typical Dachau construction. Interesting and in excellent condition!