polish labor guard -- the black uniforms that you shown in the picture was used in the first 5 years after the war the industrial police was wearing this uniforms too and the lithuanian and other nations too
I researched the subject of black uniforms with former Polish LS guardsmen. The history of black uniforms is a little more complicated and conflictogenic. All Polish guardsmen confirm that at the beginning – through long months or maybe a year – all international armed LS units were uniformed in normal olive drab US Army clothes. For the Germans olive drab uniformed international LS Guard was the same as US Army. It was big problem for the US Army reputation. Let's say it frankly that international LS guardsmen needed first of all intensive psychological care but not weapon to their hands. Sooner or later serious conflicts between them and the Germans were guaranteed in such circumstances. As former POWs of nazi camps those people from entire Europe many times were tortured physically and psychically by the Germans and after hostilities they look for personal revenge or general revenge against the Germans. Private "hunting" for nazi officials was "normal" then although not tolerated officially by the US Army. In the Germans' eyes all possible misdemeanours, delinquencies and crimes by olive drab uniformed international LS units were the acts of permanent US Army aggression against new Germany built then. It was unacceptable for the US Army of course. Local US Army commanders responsible for LS Guard many times intervened in LS units to keep those units by "iron hand" on a tight rein and to carry up discipline at much higher level. Those US Army appeals for much higher discipline in the international LS units many times were unsuccessful. There was no other solution than stop ruining US Army reputation and "iron hand" had to operate against all law violations by both the Germans and LS Guard. Simultaneously US Army decided to differentiate its own units from the LS Guard. The US authorities ordered dye black all LS Guard clothes and various PR activities were done then in the midst of Germans that olive drab means US Army and black means international LS Guard.
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i have posted there many insignias
here is the link
That is excellent website. I do not understand too much there because I learnt German 35 years ago and never had an opportunity to speak German but I see and feel this is very informative content. Congratulations for your friend and you as a supporting person.
I would add only small detail to this website that the Polish black uniformed guardsmen worked also at Göppingen in the 46th Ordnance MM Company under the command of Capt. Richard T. Wilson.