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East German Forestry Uniforms 1980-1990

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Today I'm going to show you the direct comparison of a Gubener GDR hunting hat and a WWII "Reichsforsthut" with emblems from shortly after the war.

The "Waldbluse" corresponds to the same pattern as the WWII model and was used in this until 1990.

The breeches were held in mouse grey, but also the stone grey of the NVA was used.

The shaft boots had no heels.


















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Yes , indeed . and the ground into forests tended to be wet .But the Germans used to like very much the western books of Karl May (1842 1912 ) and admired the Old Shatterhand and his friend the Winnetou chief.generations grew familiarized with explorers and indians reigning in the woods and mountains . as the fish in the pond , quietly , almost furtively , chasing game or hunters . the sole of the boots is very like that of a indian mocassin . The Maymania of the Germans was extended . Hitler yes , was a fan of Karl May . is recorded that during High Command sessions the Fuhrer recomended to his officers the lecture of Karl May with the goal of learn tactics.

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Hello Gentlemen!

The forestry uniforms have been adjusted ever since the 30s to the Luftwaffe.

Airblaster = Forestbluse just in the green version. This was the same after WW2 in the GDR, too.

The GDR parachutists had no heels on their boots either.

Much is based on tradition, too.

Bye, Tobias









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