Geschwader Lutzow EM Cufftitle - WWII German Insignia
Very nice cufftitle of EM or NCO style. This one is for Geschwader Lutzow. This unit did not actually exist but there are known period examples such as this one. Apparently there was a propaganda film made involving a fictitious unit with this name. I have seen one authority express the opinion that some of these were made by one of the period insignia firms but that it was used in conjunction with the film as a movie prop or something of the sort. So this cufftitle has the odd status of being original Third Reich period and being of German manufacture but actually being movie or propaganda related as opposed to being actual militaria. Certainly an odd, interesting piece.