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I recently aquired this GT tunic. I am unable to find an illustration anywhere of one like it. I realize that it has the wrong shoulder boards.

1) The tunic is of wool, indicating an EM or non career tunic.

2) The tunic has no NVA markings, only a VEB label in the inside pocket that reads "VEB (B) Kleiderwerk Wernigerode.

3) The collar is short, like on an officer tunic.

4) The placement of the button holes is like an officer tunic or a gaberdine tunic with the fourth button from the bottom being inline, or slightly lower than the breast pockets.However, it does have a fifth button at the collar and clasps.

5) The tunic is stone grey without a hint of green.

Here is a link to a photo of this tunic.


Here is what I am comparing it to when I mention collar length and button position.


Thank you in advance for your help,

Best Regards,


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Hello Robert,

Take a look here, maybe its among the collection.


Regards Eddie

Thanks Eddie,

That is in fact the site where I got the comparative photo from. Can find nothing there. Again, all the career/Wach Rgmt/etc. open collar tunics on the page have the same collar shape and size as mine as well as the same button placement, they are made from Gaberdine. Mine is wool. As someone on another forum stated "what I have is practically a career/officer, etc. tunic made of wool".

BTW, the link above does not allow me to enlarge the photos, but this link to the same page does:


Best Regards,


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Thanks Eddie,

I have this posted on all three big DDR boards (where English is spoken) as I regrettably speak no German. So far no one has replied that have seen a tunic exactly like this one. The cufftitle is sewn on correctly (no stitching through the sleeve), as well as the collar tabs. It is apparently a private purchase tunic since there are no NVA markings, and the tailor label in the inside pocket. Strange enough that an EM/Non Career type would invest in a privately made tunic, and even if he did, one would think that it would have to conform to exact specs.

Best Regards,


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