German Army White Russian Defense Corps Sleeve Insignia
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 White Russian Defense Corps insignia shows a white shield inside a red border. It has a vertical red stripe in the middle with a golden-yellow Eastern Orthodox cross. At the top it shows “Weissruthenien” in yellow letters on red.
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