Afrika Cuff Title

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SKU: 01.GTR.0510.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$400+ USD

  • Afrika Cuff Title Obverse
  • Afrika Cuff Title Reverse
  • Afrika Cuff Title Obverse

Estimated market value:

$400+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Cloth/Embroidered
  • Inscription
    Obv: AFRIKA
  • Size
    428x32mm

Physical Description and Item Details


Uniform removed; constructed of finely woven, brushed, khaki-tan coloured “camel hair” cloth, with machine embroidered script “Afrika” in grey threading, flanked on both sides by palm trees in the same colour; the top and bottom edges ordained with machine stitched silvery-grey braiding; measuring approximately 428x32mm; in overall very fine condition.

History


In July of 1941, the Chief of the Army General Staff authorized the establishment of a cuff title for the members of the Africa Corps who were serving in North Africa at the time.

When veterans of the campaign returned to Germany, they continued to wear the cuff as a commemorative insignia. On January 15, 1943, an official cuff title, which was equivalent to a campaign medal, was created. This “Afrika” cuff is khaki green cloth, with two palms trees and the word “Afrika” embroidered in silver thread on the obverse.

In order to be eligible for an Award, an individual had to serve in an operational theatre in North Africa for at least six months. The Award was also conferred upon individuals who invalided out of service, as a result of contracting a tropical disease after 3 months of service in an operational North African theatre.

The Cuff was also awarded to individuals who had a German decoration in North Africa.

This Cuff is not to be confused with the khaki, silver and dark green “Afrikakorps” cuff title, or the dark blue with white “Afrika” cuff title of the Luftwaffe.

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