SA Under-Tunic Shirt
Image courtesy of Angolia, "Cloth Insignia of the NSDAP and SA"
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The SA (Sturmabteilung, storm detachment) was established in 1921 as a paramilitary protection squad of the NSDAP. The members of the SA were tasked with protecting party leaders at political rallies and meetings from the paramilitary forces of the opposing political factions. The SA was first utilised on November 4, 1921 at a meeting held in Munich’s "Hofbräuhaus" beer hall. The organisation was banned after the failed putsch in 1923 and was reactivated in February 1925.
The Under-Tunic Shirt is brown and made from cotton. It is in the pullover style and has three front buttons, as well as long sleeves with button cuffs. The collar is detachable and affixed by a button at the front and back.
This shirt is not to be confused with the Brown Service Shirt, which was worn as an outer garment instead of the Tunic in warmer weather.
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