Italy Sleeve Insignia (2nd version)


SKU: 20.GOR.

Estimated market value:

$125 USD

  • Italy Sleeve Insignia (2nd version) Obverse
  • Italy Sleeve Insignia (2nd version) Reverse

Estimated market value:

$125 USD


  • Country
  • Inscription
    Obv: ITALIEN

Physical Description and Item Details

A screen printed red and green Italian Wehrmacht volunteers shield on white cotton; measuring 90 mm x 75 mm; very lightly soiled from storage; near mint unworn condition.


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 Italy insignia has two main versions.

One version shows horizontal national colours, green/white/red, inside a black border, with “Italia” in white letters on black.
The other version shows a white fascist staff on red inside a green border, with “Italien” in white letters on green.


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