WWII German SS Sahariana Tropical Tunic- Introduced in late 1941, these were issued to the Waffen SS for use in tropical climates and was based on the Sahariana bush jacket. Even though the SS had served in tropical climates (Mediterranean, etc) it wasn’t until this time that official regulations called for the use of a tropical blouse, or tropical garments of any kind. The blouse is produced in a soft cotton twill material in a tropical tan hue. It has minor discoloration and one tiny hole on the back only. There are four patch type, pleated pockets with scalloped flaps. The breast pocket flaps extend back and over the shoulders and finalize in a tail at the rear around shoulder length. It has an open neck with a lay down collar. There are four closure buttons. Speaking of the buttons, the three lower closure buttons are tan finished and dated 1942 plus maker marked JFS. The rest of the buttons are just dated 1941. They are held in place on the blouse by metal “s” rings. Each armpit has a series of four stitched ventilation eyelets. The left sleeve has a machine woven (BeVo), tropical SS eagle. This is an original machine applied example. Same for the original chevron just below the eagle. There are long, wide straps for slip-on shoulder boards. These are produced in the same tropical tan cotton as the rest of the blouse. The interior is unlined. There is a pair of tan cloth ties in the area of each hip. The blouse is a size medium. There are two bandage pockets, one on each side of the closure. is a size medium. Great condition and scarcely seen!