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World War II: 1939 ~ 1945
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A0162
Selling Price: $435 - Postage in the U.S.A. is: $5
N.S.K.K. NAT SOC. MOTOR CORPS LEADERS GOLD BELT BUCKLE
NEAR MINT GOLD LEADER WREATHED & EARLY DETAILED BUCKLE
This beauty is RZM marked and has 99 percent of its gold plating intact.

It has no defects and no dings or defects. It 1 and 7/8th of an inch in diameter. The N.S.K.K have quite a history of involvement.

The National Socialist Motor Corps (Nationalsozialistischen Kraftfahrkorps-NSKK) was officially organized on 1 May 1931.

The majority of the organization was composed of members formerly associated with the National Socialist Automobile Corps (Nationalsozialistischen Automobil Korps (NSAK) which was formed on 1 April 1930 on the order of Martin Bormann.

The National Socialist Automobile Corps (NSAK) was organized for the purpose of gathering automobile owners and drivers into Storm Trooper (Sturmabteilung-SA) units that enabled National Socialist Party members to travel for political events and rallies. All commanders of NSAK were SA-officers but most of the regular members were not. SA-GruppenfŁhrer Adolph Huhnlein was made commander of the NSAK and suggested renaming it to the NSKK and this was accepted by SA-leader Ernst Rohm who was in the process of reorganizing the SA.

The smaller organization of the Motor-SA (MSA) was integrated into the NSKK on 23 August 1934. After Rohm and the SA-leadership was murdered during the Night of long knives (30 June 1934) the Motor-SA became a part of the NSKK and it was made an independent organization. The NSKK took over all German motor clubs Sep 1933 and expanded to 350.000 members.

After Austria was made a part of Germany Mar 1938 the NSKK expanded to over 500.000 members. By 1938 when the NSKK had more than 500,000 members, it was divided into five districts where membership was strictly voluntary. As an organization, the NSKK also encompassed two smaller branches within its structure, which included the Motor-Hitler Youth (Motor-Hitler Jungend) and the Naval NSKK (Marine-NSKK).

The Hitler Youth branch served to train young men in the disciplines of vehicle use and maintenance as a precursor to military service, while the Naval branch assisted the German Army with training related to small boat operations including that of landing and assault craft. W

hen the war broke out the NSKK provided transports for the construction of the Siegfried Line (the defenses along the western border), assisted in traffic control, resettlement of Volksdeutsche from Soviet-controlled areas (in cooperation with the SchutzStaffel (SS) in the NSKK Kommando Volksdeutsche Mittelstelle), pre- and post military training, assisting the armed forces with transport etc.

The NSKK was active during the invasion of Poland and the Low Countries, and later following the Allied invasion of Normandy.

In September 1944 units of the NSKK participated in battles around the city of Arnhem (Netherlands) during the Allied operation known as "Market Garden".

Photos show NSKK troops wearing helmets with Luftwaffe and Herr insignia as they obtained them and did not remove the decals. Most NSKK helmets bear Luftwaffe insignia over Herr decals or were completely void of decals. When Adolph Huhnlein died in June 1942, he was replaced by NSKK-Obergruppenfuhrer Erwin Kraus. Fully guaranteed.



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