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    #46
    a Russian sniper in action wearing a german Zeltbahn ...
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      #47
      Sublime
      I could look at Cammo shots all day long.
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        #48
        Originally posted by kammo man View Post
        Sublime
        I could look at Cammo shots all day long.
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        another two for you, snipers.....

        Marco
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          #49
          Originally posted by J. Csernus View Post
          nide thread! one more with dot pants in Budapest.
          Great pic.
          SS no doubt.
          Look like an oak print.
          Could be the Green side.
          Very hard to tell.

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            #50
            I'll do some more!
            Pants made from a splinter zelt, a splinter tant German belts, a dagger and
            lastly M44 DOT SS parka pants!
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              #51
              More! Mosly converted German belts + MP44 and a bayonet!
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                #52
                More examples: belts, LW flight jacket a dagger,a German M44 tunic and Dot 44 parka pants in Russian use!
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                  #53
                  More captured gear including again SS parka pants, a LW flight helmet,
                  a German tunic with Russian collar insignia and a captured LW flightblouse,
                  lastly a Soviet officer in a UK battle dress tunic! They wore whatever!
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                    #54
                    More Russian belts, including a female wearing one, German coveralls!
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                      #55
                      The German also used captured Russian camo gear!
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                        #56
                        Wearing even best quality enemy uniforms in case of capturing would be more than risky business. A reason to very fast death.

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                          #57
                          Originally posted by Ohlau View Post
                          Wearing even best quality enemy uniforms in case of capturing would be more than risky business. A reason to very fast death.
                          Agreed and many of these examples actually show enemy items being worn before the hostilities ended...
                          So taking a chance!
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                            #58
                            Originally posted by NickG View Post
                            Agreed and many of these examples actually show enemy items being worn before the hostilities ended...
                            So taking a chance!
                            NickG are you sure that many of these photos have been taken before the hostilities ended?
                            Have they a certain shooting date? Do they come from a certain source?
                            Many of them seem to me photos posing after the end of the war, including those in combat action!
                            As other collectors have already said I do not think that fighting troops used enemy uniforms in action, with the exception of equipment and perhaps some trousers.
                            Too dangerous, both for friendly fire and in case of capture.
                            I remember what happened to American troops in Normandy wearing camo uniforms very similar to the enemy.
                            They were forced immediately to change them, due to the many losses from friendly fire.

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                              #59
                              I am pretty sure that all of those shots are taken after the hostalities ended. Just look at the photos....they are all posed for the camera. And after the battles they were proud to show their trophies. Just read the memoires from Soviet veterans...in some they even tell about this.

                              Fieldgear is something different. That was used all the time, including belts.
                              Collecting Soviet orders and medals.

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                                #60
                                Originally posted by Marcel Banziger View Post
                                I am pretty sure that all of those shots are taken after the hostalities ended. Just look at the photos....they are all posed for the camera. And after the battles they were proud to show their trophies. Just read the memoires from Soviet veterans...in some they even tell about this.

                                Fieldgear is something different. That was used all the time, including belts.
                                Absolutely agree Marcel!
                                As I said, since 80s, in my research I have never seen Russians wearing german uniforms in war time pics. They wore only equipment!

                                IMO all the pics posted here, except mine, are post war posed photos of victorious soldiers wearing their hunting trophies.

                                Likewise all the German uniforms found with Russian marking are for post-war uses.

                                Marco
                                Last edited by Zip3120; 04-15-2019, 11:36 AM.

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