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Which German right wing extremist is generally attributed with the invention of the brown uniforms of the NSDAP after surplus tropical khaki shirts, which were actually made for the officers of the German "Schutztruppe" in German East Africa, were bought for early troops of the Sturmabteilung (SA)?

Question #148490. Asked by pehinhota.
Last updated May 31 2021.
Originally posted May 31 2021 2:33 PM.

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Gerhard Roßbach (Rossbach when Anglicized) was the Freikorps leader and extremist who bought the leftover khaki shirts from the German army in 1921, so that his Freikorps would be able to stay together on a bike ride to East Prussia. Soon after he joined the Nazi Party and participated in the Beer Hall Putsch of 1923, and he brought the shirts with him.

Response last updated by AyatollahK on May 31 2021.
May 31 2021, 5:51 PM
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