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Is this S.A. ? Or ... ?

All I've got is this camera shot from a friend even more in the boonies than I am. Not concerned with originality as yet-- will get this scanned, front and back, when we next meet, as far as THOSE questions go...

just wondering what the heck it IS, and if this was something worn for a short time period, or by Very Strange "for special purposes" Westphalian battalions indeed?

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Hi Rick,

Yes, that's what it said. zur besondere Verwendung. It's SA, and 100% authentic.

Larger SA units had such a Sturmbann zur besondere Verwendung (special purposes)

The were also F?hrer zur besondere Verwendung, mostly people without an active role in the SA, but with a SA rank.

Best,

Laurens

Edited by laurens

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Thanks! Would this be for RESERVE types, like when the Stahlhelm was enrolled in the S.A. Reserve II? What would the "special" purposes have been? I will make nice Epson scans when I can. :beer:

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What would the "special" purposes have been?

Well, if you know a little bit about the SA and consider the color of the cufftitle... :rolleyes::cheeky:

Interesting piece. First time, i have seen one like it.

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Well, if you know a little bit about the SA and consider the color of the cufftitle... :rolleyes::cheeky:

Now, that was funny :cheeky:

Hardy :cheers:

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Does that mean that I am no longer the evil Paul? Have I finally shed that title? :jumping:

Who said you are evil, Paul - you are one of the nicest guys I virtually know.

Hardy :cheers:

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It's true. He is the Evil PAUL. :catjava:

Here it is, front and back scanned from a very nice visit today.

I don't have a good COLOR reference, but from this cranberry/white combination, can the Standarte be determined?

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