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    Bundeswehr Soldiers Wearing Historical Uniforms

    Thought I'd share some pictures of members of the Wachbataillon wearing traditional uniforms that I found r/Bundeswehr on reddit.


    34ey0m3s0x221.jpg This first one was from what I've been told was worn during a visit from the Bundespräsident in 2006.



    mbuwq2nl5g751.png This one was worn during Joachim Gauck's visit to the Julius Leber Barracks
    Here's a the video where the screenshot was take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEFE9B8LDuw&t=29s (Go to 9:40 to see the uniform)

    Hers an Article (in German) about it: http://www.presseorgane.de/2018/03/v...tt-besuch.html








    #2
    the one in dark blue waffenrock uniform looks like freiwillige from asia

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      #3
      I can't say I'm a fan of Bundeswehr's modern uniforms...too ''americanized'', especially with those berets. They need to bring back the feldmütze!

      -Joel

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        #4
        Originally posted by Venturefan260 View Post
        I can't say I'm a fan of Bundeswehr's modern uniforms...too ''Americanized'', especially with those berets. They need to bring back the feldmütze!

        -Joel
        I agree on the berets and overall look. Although I must say I really do like the peaked caps, even if they rarely wear them, and I even like the insignia on them (although the really should bring back the bullion chin straps for officers.)

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          #5
          Whilst the present day service dress of the Bundeswehr is a bit lacklustre compared to, say the NVA, it's difficult to describe it as American, especially in respect of the beret.

          I believe that the beret is quite specifically European, and its military use was pioneered by the French Chasseurs Alpins. Subsequently it was adopted by the British Royal Tank Regt, and then the 11th Hussars prior to WW2, before becoming the standard headdress of the British Army during WW2.

          Nowadays most European armies wear the beret, and the US were relatively late to introduce it as a universal item of headgear.

          It must also be remembered that the German Panzer troops adopted the beret prior to WW2, then discarded it in 1940. Moreover, the Bundeswehr introduced the khaki beret for AFV crews shortly after its formation, then replacing it with the black beret for panzer crews; green for jaeger and maroon for FJ in the early 70's; before introducing berets for all arms in the late '70's.

          I must admit that the peaked cap and sidecap are more Germanic in appearance, but now only appear to be worn by the Luftwaffe and Marine. I believe that they remain officially acceptable by the Army, but are virtually never seen worn by Army personnel, including senior officers.I

          As a point of interest, if the GDR had survived it, too, was planning the introduce the beret as a universal item of headdress by the NVA.
          Last edited by RJKG; 09-29-2020, 06:04 PM.

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            #6
            Originally posted by RJKG View Post
            As a point of interest, if the GDR had survived it, too, was planning the introduce the beret as a universal item of headdress by the NVA.
            ... Also (just for the sake of completeness), the NVA paras had already worn berets since 1964.

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              #7
              These two gentlemen guarded the entrance to our officer's casino entrance as we went in for the formal celebration of St. Barbara's Day. Oberfeldwebel Schreiber Kaserne, Immendingen. I enjoyed the battery's celebration more! More schnapps and more fun!
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                #8
                Originally posted by HAF View Post
                the one in dark blue waffenrock uniform looks like freiwillige from asia
                I don't understand this?
                "Die Deutschen sind ein Volk, dass die See nicht versteht !" - Admiral Tirpitz

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by compressore View Post

                  I don't understand this?
                  I didn't at first but one soldier in post one does look a bit oriental tbh.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Seigfried View Post

                    I didn't at first but one soldier in post one does look a bit oriental tbh.
                    yes the one on very first photo

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Venturefan260 View Post
                      I can't say I'm a fan of Bundeswehr's modern uniforms...too ''americanized'', especially with those berets. They need to bring back the feldmütze!

                      -Joel
                      I agree. The historical Germanic elements to the uniforms have been bled out in the post-war army. Personally I like the DDR NVA's dress uniforms much better then the Bundeswehr's.

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