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"Der Hauptmann" -- the devil is in the details behind this uniform

Updated: Aug 16

Adapted from War Park Weibo release 2022-05-15 13:35

Der Hauptmann is a war drama film directed by Robert Swenck. Starring Max Hubacher, Milan Peschel, Frederick Lau, Alexander Fehling, amongst others. It was released at the Toronto Film Festival on September 7, 2017. Based on a true story, the film tells the story of a 19-year-old ordinary Luftwaffe Fallschirmjäger, Willi Herold, who becomes the so-called Emslandlager camps executioner during the last two weeks of World War II.

The protagonist was originally a deserter. By chance, he picked up a uniform of an Air Force captain and transformed himself into an officer on the secret mission of the Führer. With this, he begins a dark, cruel and absurd journey. Judging from the plot of the film, the protagonist himself is powerless, but with this uniform, it gives him a “magical transformation”. Like the Rings in the Lord of the Rings movie, the so-called owners are just hosts. This article will further elaborate about the details of the devil behind this uniform.

The protagonist is wearing a regular uniform of the Luftwaffe. The top is made of a blue-gray four-pocket cardigan jacket, a white shirt and a black tie. The front of the jacket is equipped with four aluminum or zinc hemp buttons, two chest pockets and two hem pockets, all with clamshells and buttons. Officers often wear white threaded borders at their collars.

The rank system of the Luftwaffe is roughly similar to that of the German Army. It is distinguished by shoulder badges, collar badges and armbands supplemented by arms colour, but other details has unique characteristics of the Air Force. The protagonist's uniform arms colour is yellow signifying a paratrooper, with two star as that of a captain's shoulder badges (a second lieutenant would have no stars, a lieutenant would one star), the lower end of the collar is decorated with oak leaves, and the three flying wings represent the rank of captain (one second lieutenant and two lieutenants). So this uniform should belong to a paratrooper captain.

According to the picture above, the medals worn are as follows:

1. 1st Class Iron Cross Ribbon


Conditions for obtaining: Show an extraordinary bravery in battle and completion of mission.


Number awarded: more than 3 million, these are the lowest-level medals in the Iron Cross series.


2. Honours


From left to right are the Western Wall Defence Medal, the Second Class Sabre Merit Cross, the Air Force Service Medal for Four Years, the Consolidated Austrian Medal, and the Combined Sudeten German Medal Prague.

3. First Class Iron Cross Medal:


Conditions for obtaining:

- Awarded the second-class Iron Cross Medal

- There must be three to five heroic combat operations in battle.

- Number awarded: more than 450,000.


4. Air Force Parachute Badge


Conditions for obtaining: Completed six parachute jumps to obtain a paratrooper badge symbolising identity and honour.


5. Silver Medal of War Injury


Conditions for obtaining: Those who have been injured three to four times in combat are awarded.


6. Conventional Commando Medal


Acquisition conditions: German soldiers of non-infantry units, mainly awarded to support personnel but are not eligible for infantry or tank assault medals.



7. Silver Narvik Campaign Shield Armband


Conditions for obtaining: The first campaign shield issued by the German army is a high-level medal. It is awarded to officers and soldiers of the navy, air force and army who participated in the offensive and Defence of the Norwegian port of Narvik.


8. Battle of Crete armband


Conditions for obtaining: It shows that the owner of the uniform participated in the Battle of Crete in May 1941, which was the first large-scale paratrooper assault in history and the biggest loss of German paratroopers.


The protagonist wears a typical Air Force officer's brim hat. The hat consists of blue-gray, black, white line trimming and ribbons. Unlike the national Defence eagle emblem, the air force eagle emblem maintains the posture of wings fighting, and above the right chest pocket of the coat is also the air force emblem. The hat badge is surrounded by oak leaves, with wings symbolising the Air Force on both sides.

This month War Park introduces the same Luftwaffe Captain, released at the same time as the Luftwaffe anti-aircraft unit.

NO017 Air Force Captain (military uniform reference to the movie uniform)


https://www.toysoldiersgalleria.com/product-page/war-park-no017-the-luftwaffe-captain-with-a-luger-pistol


Original Text in Chinese below:


《冒牌上尉》是罗伯特·斯文克执导的战争剧情片,由麦克斯·库巴彻、米兰·佩舍尔、弗雷德里克·劳等出演,于2017年9月7日在多伦多电影节上映。该片根据真实故事改编,讲述了一名十九岁的普通国防兵威利赫罗德在二战最后两周内成为所谓的“埃姆斯兰德刽子手”的故事。


主人公原本是一名逃兵,机缘巧合下捡到了一套空军上尉的制服,摇身一变成为了执行元首秘密任务的军官。自此开启了一段黑暗残酷的荒诞之旅。从电影剧情来讲,主人公本身一文不值,而是这套制服赋予了他某种魔力。就像《指环王》电影里的魔戒一样,所谓的拥有者不过是一个个宿主。本文就来讲讲这套制服背后的魔鬼细节。


主人公所穿的是德国空军常服,上装由一件蓝灰色四兜开襟外套、一件白色衬衫和一条黑领带搭配而成,外套正面配有四枚铝制或锌制麻面纽扣,有两个胸兜和两个下摆兜,均带有翻盖和纽扣。军官常服衣领处有白线镶边。


德国空军的军衔体系与德国陆军者大体相仿,均以肩章、领章、臂章辅以兵种色加以区分,但细节上有空军独有的特征。主人公制服兵种色为黄色为伞兵,两颗星的上尉肩章(少尉无星,中尉一颗星),领章下端是橡树叶装饰,三个飞翼代表上尉军衔(少尉一个,中尉两个)。所以这套制服应该属于一名伞兵上尉。


根据上图,佩戴的勋章依次为:

①二级铁十字勋章绶带

获得条件:在战斗中表现出一次非同寻常的勇敢行为,完成了自己的使命。

颁发数量:300万枚以上,为铁十字系列最低级别的勋章。


②勋略条

从左到右依次为,西墙防御奖章、二级佩剑战功十字、空军服役四年奖章、合并奥地利奖章、合并苏台德奖章布拉格饰。

③一级铁十字勋章

获得条件:1、被授予过二级铁十字奖章;

2、在战斗中有过三至五次的英勇作战行动。

颁发数量:45万枚以上。

④空军伞兵徽章

获得条件:完成六次跳伞才能获得象征身份与荣誉的伞兵徽章。

⑤银质战伤勋章

获得条件:授予在作战中受伤3次到4次的人员。

⑥常规突击勋章

获得条件:主要授予支援人员但不够资格获得步兵或坦克突击奖章的非步兵单位的德国士兵。


⑦银质纳尔维克战役盾臂章

获得条件:德国军队发行的第一个战役盾章,是高级别的奖章。授予参加挪威纳尔维克港攻防战的海军、空军和陆军的军官和士兵。


克里特战役袖标

获得条件:表明制服主人参加过1941年5月的克里特战役,这是历史上第一次大规模伞兵突击作战,也是德国伞兵损失最大的一次战役。


主人公戴的是典型的空军军官大檐帽。帽子由蓝灰色、黑色、白线镶边和丝带组成。与国防鹰徽不同,空军鹰徽保持翅膀展开搏击的姿态,同时上衣右胸口袋上方也为空军鹰徽。帽徽被橡树叶环绕,两侧有象征空军的机翼图案。

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