Sunday, March 18, 2012

Feldgendarmerie

"Feldgendarmerie"
12" x 12" x 1.5"
Acrylic on Wood Palette

From Wikipedia:  The Feldgendarmerie (English: Field Gendarmarie ) were the uniformed military police units of the armies from 1810 until the conclusion of World War II. Their duties are apprehending deserters, anti-partisan and border control.

During World War II, the gorgets continued to be used by German military field police, as ID and emblems of authority. German police gorgets of this period typically were flat metal crescents with ornamental designs that were suspended by a chain worn around the neck.

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