"W" represents Wehrersatzdienststelle for the recruiting service. Waffenfarbe with white (Army Infantry) on top and. Grey (Reserve Army) on bottom is the reserve army waffenfarbe color. The best of the best looking German uniforms are called Waffenrock and were of a higher parade quality using the highest quality materials. Uniform comes with the original owners sharpshooter cord and WWI iron cross ribbon.
Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg initiated Operation Valkyrie using the Reserve Army to arrest SS, Gestapo, and Nazi Party leaders after his failed bombing attempt of Hitler. Over 7,000 German officers were arrested and imprisoned and another 5,000 were arrested and executed. This loss of 12,000 German Wehrmacht officers happed just 9 months before the end of the war. Many that took part in the plot or thought to have taken part in the plot were in the Reserve Army and were either executed or imprisoned. You can imagine the desperate need to replace these 12,000 valuable commanders so close to the end of the war when Germany actually needed them the most.The gold "M" on the shoulders is interesting as he was a recruitment officer for the "Reserve Army". It is in mint condition and is historically exceptional as I believe it is directly related to. Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg attempt to assassinate A. The item "Rare Original German WWII Operation Valkyrie Reserve Army Waffenrock Dress Tunic" is in sale since Tuesday, November 6, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Hats & Helmets".
The seller is "legxfre" and is located in Houston, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.