Vet Purchased Latvian SS Collar Tab And Forest Brothers Camo Fie

Vet Purchased Latvian SS Collar Tab And Forest Brothers Camo Fie

Vet Purchased Latvian SS Collar Tab And Forest Brothers Camo Field Cap

 

The Forest Brothers, also called Brothers of the Forest, Forest Brethren, or Forest Brotherhood were Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian partisans who waged a guerrilla war against Soviet rule during the Soviet invasion and occupation of the three Baltic states during and after World War II.

 

The Red Army occupied the independent Baltic states in 1940–1941 and, after a period of German occupation, again in 1944–1945. As Stalinist repression intensified over the following years, 50,000 residents of these countries used the heavily forested countryside as a natural refuge and base for armed anti-Soviet resistance.

 

In Latvia, their ranks were composed of former Latvian Legion soldiers as well as civilians. The number of active combatants peaked at between 10,000 and 15,000 while the total number of resistance fighters was as high as 40,000. The Latvian Forest Brothers were most active in the border regions, including Dundaga, Taurkalne, Lubâna, Aloja, and Lîvâni. In the eastern regions, they had ties with the Estonian Forest Brothers and in the western regions, with the Lithuanians. As in Estonia and Lithuania, the partisans were killed off and infiltrated by the MVD and NKVD over many years. The last groups emerged from the forest in 1957 to promptly surrender to the authorities.

 

Vet purchased typicall "Forest Brothers" camo field cap which is constructed rather similar to the german M43 cap. The cap is produced by a wide variety of different german WWII camouflage pieces and patterns, both SS and Heer. The cap is lined with grey/silver colored rayon which now is almost light Brown because of extensive wear. The lining also shows Heavy fraying to the lining. The cap shows strong signs of age and use all over.

 

Waffen-SS Latvian volunteer's collar tab device. Made of light weight metal, most probably Aluminum. Pointed ends to the reverse for fastening to the collar tab. With clear signs of age and use.  

 

Vet purchased in the 1990's. Rare and very interesting items!!




1,195.00€

Vet Purchased Latvian SS Collar Tab And Forest Brothers Camo Fie
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