Tobias

East German Paramilitary from Berlin wall in 1961

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Hello Gentlemen, here is my original East German paramilitary (Combat Groups of the Working Class, "Kampfgruppe") collection from 1961.

The brown double prong buckles and the y-strap were replacement material from 1953 (first gear for this paramilitary group).

The M54 helmet came from the police and was stone grey-colored for the paramilitary in the 50s.

Bye!

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ID: 2   Posted

Tobias,

Welcome to the forum.  A great thread and nice to have a period photo to compare your uniform to.  Are there any markings on the leather equipment?  If so, would you post pictures of them please.  I am assuming the canvas type mag pouch is Soviet issue?  The chap in the one piece coverall is probably a member of the armoured car crew?  Lots of interesting things to note in this period photo. 

Regards,

Gordon

 

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Hello Gordon,
the replacement material k98 mag pouches (from 1953) were blackened on the inside and therefore have no visible markings.
The canvas mag pouch was indeed from the ww2 Soviet ppsh 41. This was a standard weapon from Combat Groups of the Working Class in the 50s (as well as stg44/k98). The Combat Groups used outdated German and Soviet ww2 weapons in general.
And yes the man in the coverall is a member of the armoured car crew.
 
Bye!
 
Tobias

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Tobias,

Thanks for your response and the additional pictures.  I have numerous uniforms for the Kampfgruppe and I must try and find time to add some of my uniforms to your excellent thread.

Regards,

Gordon

 

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Hello Gentleman,
here are the pictures of the markings from the East German paramilitary gear and differant typs of the y-straps.
MDJ=MDI (Ministerium des Inneren)
 
Bye,
Tobias

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