SAXONY – SHOULDER BOARDS – GENERALLEUTNANT.
This is an excellent pair of Generalleutnant’s shoulder boards that each measure 1 ¾” x 4.” Their green Saxon chevrons are clearly visible on the light-silver ropes enclosed within their bright-gold borders. A single large gilt pip in the center of each board indicates the Generalleutnant’s rank. The shoulder boards are of the slip-on variety and sport red-felt backings.
They were appropriate for pre WWI dunkel-blau tunics, as well as the early-war feldgrau tunics prior to the switch to subdued shoulder boards. Prior to the war, an officer of this rank might have commanded a Division. During wartime, he might have commanded an Armeekorps.