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UNIFORM & KIT ISSUED TO THE GERMAN ARMY DURING WW2
This pictorial library is devoted to the recording of "Uniform and Kit" issued to a German Soldier of any corps (includes Luftwaffe), during the Second World War. Consider it a virtual "Q" Store in German militaria. It is not exhaustive and will be added to over time. Any reader who wishes to contribute photographs and text will be recognised and credited with such information. I also invite collectors of other nation's militaria to forward content (please see our other countries listed on the drop down menu) - so that a comprehensive list of "Axis" and "Allies" uniform/kit is detailed.
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German Infantry Assault Badge (Infanterie Sturmabzeichen)
East Medal (Russian Front Medal)
P08 (Model 1908) Parabellum (Luger) Pistol
The Parabellum Pistol is more commonly known as the 'Luger', in accordance with the designer Georg Luger. This handgun became the standard pistol of the German Army in 1908 (hence it's designation of P08) however it's reliability became dependant upon the supply of consistent ammunition quality. It was was also prone to stoppages if exposed to sand and mud. Despite this, it was still a popular weapon and highly prized as a souvenir by Allied troops in the African and European theatres. Although initially trialled in a number of calibres for other nations, the German Army adopted the 9mm version which is the most commonly found in the world today.