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PRUSSIA – TUNIC – GENERALLEUTNANT – HELLGRAU LITEWKA

SKU: 15-202

$4,495.00

This is an unusual tunic for a Generalleutnant in the Prussian Army prior to the outbreak of WW I. The color hellgrau (sky-gray) was a blue-gray used in addition to the more commonly seen feldgrau (field-gray, which means it has more green mixed with the gray). This tunic is in the litewka style, i.e., double-breasted with a double row (six to a side) of gilt-toned buttons. The tunic is trimmed in red with piping on the sleeves, etc. The tunic also has red collar kragenspiegel as opposed to the later gold-embroidered kragenspiegel. The shoulder boards are of the slip-on variety which is customary on higher ranking officer tunics. They are for a Prussian Generalleutnant and display a single pip on each shoulder board. This rank would be equivalent to a Major General in the U.S. Army. A Generalleutnant would have been a division commander before the war. Once the war began he might have commanded an Armeekorps of two or more divisions. He might also have been on staff and not a line-commander. No loops are sewn on the tunic for the display of awards or decorations. The interior has a fine silk liner which is complete and in excellent condition. Generally, this tunic is in good condition. It has 3-5 small moth nips that are not detractive to the overall presentation. Also, a seam has separated about an inch or so by the first button. It can be sewn back together once one gets beneath the inner lining. {In fact, when the tunic is buttoned, the separation cannot be seen at all. So, if you are displaying the tunic on a mannequin, you do not need to bother sewing up the seam}. This is a splendid tunic that I bought quite reasonably. I am offering it to you today at a good price.

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This is an unusual tunic for a Generalleutnant in the Prussian Army prior to the outbreak of WW I. The color hellgrau (sky-gray) was a blue-gray used in addition to the more commonly seen feldgrau (field-gray, which means it has more green mixed with the gray). This tunic is in the litewka style, i.e., double-breasted with a double row (six to a side) of gilt-toned buttons. The tunic is trimmed in red with piping on the sleeves, etc. The tunic also has red collar kragenspiegel as opposed to the later gold-embroidered kragenspiegel. The shoulder boards are of the slip-on variety which is customary on higher ranking officer tunics. They are for a Prussian Generalleutnant and display a single pip on each shoulder board. This rank would be equivalent to a Major General in the U.S. Army. A Generalleutnant would have been a division commander before the war. Once the war began he might have commanded an Armeekorps of two or more divisions. He might also have been on staff and not a line-commander. No loops are sewn on the tunic for the display of awards or decorations. The interior has a fine silk liner which is complete and in excellent condition. Generally, this tunic is in good condition. It has 3-5 small moth nips that are not detractive to the overall presentation. Also, a seam has separated about an inch or so by the first button. It can be sewn back together once one gets beneath the inner lining. {In fact, when the tunic is buttoned, the separation cannot be seen at all. So, if you are displaying the tunic on a mannequin, you do not need to bother sewing up the seam}. This is a splendid tunic that I bought quite reasonably. I am offering it to you today at a good price.

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