WW2 German Army 112 Infantry Regt. EM / NCO Shoulder Strap Slides, Pair. Field-grey wool construction slip on shoulder strap slides with a machine stitched seam to the reverse and white chain stitched numerals "112" to the obverse.
Slip on shoulder strap slides for wear by enlisted personnel were introduced in January, 1940 for economic and security reasons. The slides were cheaper and easier to produce then full shoulder straps and could be easily changed if an individual was transferred or removed in the field to conceal unit designations. The shoulder strap slides generally had a unit numeral or specific designation letter chain stitched in the appropriated waffenfarbe (Branch of Service Color). In 1943 all embroidery was changed to gray, reflecting the shortage of dyes, materials and difficulty of keeping up with the constant reorganization of units as the war progressed.
Infantry Regiment 112 was part of the 38th Division and served in Den Haag (Netherlands) and became Grenadier Regiment 112 in October 1942.
The video below shows some interesting period footage of the German Soldiers in action, circa 1944 in action. Enjoy!
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