German Uniform Patch question

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Steve Kubik
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German Uniform Patch question

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On some WWII German Army uniforms, I've noticed a red stripe on a black background on the tunic, in between 2 of the buttons. What does this stripe mean? I've seen no mention of it in any book that I have or online source.
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Most likely it's the ribbon of the Iron Cross 2nd class. The medal itself was usually worn only on special occasions. On normal duty it would be worn as the ribbon only, slung through the 2nd button hole on the tunic .

Here's more information: http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/iron_cr ... ross_2.htm

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Philipp Gross wrote:Most likely it's the ribbon of the Iron Cross 2nd class. The medal itself was usually worn only on special occasions. On normal duty it would be worn as the ribbon only, slung through the 2nd button hole on the tunic .

Here's more information: http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/iron_cr ... ross_2.htm

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Ach, so. Thus ended the mystery. Thanks Philipp.
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