Third Reich Im Dienste der Sichereitpolizei Armband (in service of Security Police). Third Reich Im Dienste der Sichereitpolizei Armband (In service of Security Police) black print on green band. Cm x 12 cm. With the invasion of Russia on June 22ND 1941 the German army quickly occupied large tracts of territory resulting in ever extending rear areas that required policing to maintain order amongst the population and to secure open transportation and communication lines to the front. Originally the army had established small auxiliary police units for these purposes which were followed by SS action groups. The territories occupied proved to be too large for these small auxiliary units to police effectively which resulted in recruitment of local anti-communist personnel which were formed into Schuma, Schutzmannschaften, (Protection Troops), units in November 1941. The Schuma personnel fell under the control of the regional Höhere SS und Polizeiführer, (Higher SS and Police Leader). These Schuma personnel wore a wide variety of uniforms, headgear and insignia including surplus black Allgemeine-SS uniforms, and assorted field-grey and police green items. Schuma personnel serving as non-combatant, administrative personnel were subordinate to the SS-SD, SS-Sicherheitsdienst und Sicherheitspolizei, (SS-Security Service and Security Police), and were issued with field-grey uniforms with no insignia until an identifying armband was introduced on August 18TH 1944, to be worn on the upper right sleeve of the tunic. Good very fine condition. More similar items at arcticmedals dot com. The item “3rd Reich Im Dienste der Sichereitpolizei Armband (Security Police) WW2 Germany” is in sale since Sunday, March 28, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Other WWII Original Items”. The seller is “arcticmedals” and is located in Calgary, Alberta. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
- Theme: Militaria
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Conflict: WW II (1939-45)