German Army Croatia Sleeve Insignia (2nd version)
Image courtesy of Angolia, Schlicht, "Uniforms and Traditions of the German Army 1933–1945, Vol.2”
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Foreigners in the Wehrmacht either wore their own national uniforms with German rank insignia, or German uniforms with sleeve insignia identifying their country of origin. These sleeve insignia were supposed to be worn on the right upper sleeve, although they were also often worn on the left side. The shield usually shows the national colours, and often comes with a country name in Latin capitals at the top.
Of most of the foreigners sleeve insignia one or more additional (slightly) altered variants may exist.
The Croatia insignia has two main versions.
One version shows a white/red checkered shield inside a black border, with “Hrvatska” in red letters on black.
The other version shows the same, but with “Kroatien” in white letters.
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