These don’t shows up often – a genuine ‘been there’ first pattern ‘M40’ tropical feldbluse for a member of the Afrikakorps. The jacket shows normal to heavy wear and has a great look to it. The jacket is complete with its (restored) machine applied insignia. A classic ‘zip-and-flip’ applied BeVo breast eagle and machine applied collar tabs, both finished with hand sewing as it should be! All buttons are present and the S-shaped rings on the reverse are well rusted into the jacket. The jacket has been period shortened by placing up the lower pockets, for a better fit. This was something that was done more then frequently on combat jackets and is well known fact. This is a very early example, still executed in green colored canvas. It was only later the jackets where produced in tan color. The size markings are faded due use, but underneath the ‘button flap’ the factory mark is still visible. The Feldbluse shows no heavy damages or repairs. Honest been there ‘Sudfrontjacke’.