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A private purchased Wehrmacht Heer Generalleutnant Dienstbluse. It is constructed from a fine quality field-gray wool woven exterior, with a silk-rayon blended interior lining. The collar is constructed of dark forest green wool that is lined in red piping. The collar is adorned by a set of Generalleutnant collar tabs, constructed of gold aluminum bullion wire embroidery in a “scrambled egg” shape. Each shoulder is decorated with the sew-on style Generalleutnant rank shoulder boards. They are both constructed out of a row of interwoven silver and gold bullion strands in the typical Russian braid style in an interlocking weave pattern, behind a single silvered pip, ending at a pebbled gild metal (magnetic) button. On the right breast is a fine quality gold bullion eagle, constructed of rolled, twisted, and flat hand embroidered gilt stitching, placed onto a dark green wool backing. The front of the tunic bears four stylized scalloped pockets, two per breast, each closed by a pebbled gilt metal (magnetic) button. Above the top left pocket are five stitched loops to accommodate a medal ribbon bar, with six more stitches on the left pocket to accommodate a decoration with a horizontal pinback and two to the right side pocket for a DKiG. The breasts of the jacket are closed by five gilt pebbled metal (magnetic) buttons. The red piped French style cuffs are held securely in place by a single piece of stitching to the rear of the sleeve. The interior features a silky smooth texture by the rayon-blended material, is met at the arms by a white and grey pinstripe liner constructed of identical material. There are two interior pockets. The tunic measures approximately 45 cm across the shoulders, a 68 cm sleeve length and 59 cm to the spine. There is only the slightest mothing wear and minor staining. It is wonderfully preserved and is in an overall extremely fine condition.
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