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Rommel's uniform at MaxShow 2002
Old 03-29-2003, 08:23 AM   #1
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Sad Rommel's uniform at MaxShow 2002

It is possible that this uniform has already been "investigated" earlier in this forum, but here it is again, Erwin Rommel's (?) uniform for sale at MaxShow 2002.

Unfortunately I do not remember who was selling it, though price was 28 000USD...

What do you think?
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Old 03-29-2003, 08:26 AM   #2
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Not uniform, just a tunic...but in general, I can't understand the number of these kind of items offered in US shows with all kinds of certificates ...

Please tell me US Friends, How many percent of all personal items of Fuhrer, Eva Braun and tunics like that offered at your shows are real ?
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Old 03-29-2003, 09:29 AM   #3
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Not too many!! There are, as I understand it, all the Rommel Uniforms accounted for. There was one that turned up with fantastic providence like 20 years ago, but other than that, all the tunics of the Field Marshal are locked away tight either in museums (where is AK tunic is) or in private collections.
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i agreee with chris the only real uniform i had ever see is inthe panzermuseum munster in germany also tha black panzerwrapper of guderian is also there very nice to have that in you,re private bunker
isaw a lots of pictures of rommel but on the battlefield he always was wearing the generallitzen instead tha feldmarshalls
i have attached a pic from the uniform that is in the panzermuseum in munster
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Old 03-29-2003, 04:51 PM   #5
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Excellent photo!! that was the tunic I was talking about--can you imagnie the stories it could tell??
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Thanks for the information...

Within last few years and with these items I have learned to trust no-one except yourself...and nowadays this forum
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As I understand, there is one Rommel uniform unaccounted for, but it is a regular winter type. I had heard of this before, and a few years back read an article on it in some militaria magazine. The "story" is that when the 1949 or 50 film "The Desert Fox" was made, the Rommel family lent a tunic for James Mason to wear. The studio made the hat. But somehow, the tunic never made it back to the family after the shooting of the film, and disappeared. If you watch the film, it sure looks like the real thing, even though Mason has the medals on wrong.

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regarding the second tunic posted above:

It looks as if french cuffs were removed and lower pockets replaced. Comments?
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Old 03-30-2003, 04:15 PM   #9
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Yes Mark, I'll bet you're right, and I'll add that the waist was let out for an expanding waistline. My guess is that those are the original lower pockets, but removed and put back on when the waist was let out. Rommel is recorded as making some comments about having to watch is waistline, especially after he returned from Africa.

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hello take a closer look at the uniform that i posted from the panzermuseum munster
take away the general litzen take away the marschall shoulderboards and the generals eagle
replace them all with the regular enlisted man insingna,s and what do you get??????
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Hi John,
Yes, one would have an enlisted uniform, as issued. That would not surprise me with Rommel. There are pictures of him in France in 1940 wearing an enlisted M-36 tunic with general's insignia.

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Actually, I have to reconsider my reply in the above post. That tunic was born an officer tunic - it definately had cuffs on it at one time. Also, that seam coming down from the shoulder above each breast pocket isn't typical of enlisted uniforms, nor is that very pronounced tip of the upper pocket flaps.

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hello guys this is a common early m-40 enlisted man,s tunic
you think that this uniform had french cuff tittle,s but that isn,t
this is because of the fading and dirt this uniform has i have seen it mmyself in the panzermuseum that ther are seams from the breast to the pockets is common for enlisted men please believe me
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Old 04-05-2003, 06:34 PM   #14
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so... what is the conclusion... which one is real one?
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Now, if we told you that, it would spoil the fun...

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