dark blue pre-War Überrock was a
frock coat worn by German officers
through about 1910 when it started to be
phased-out by the field-gray Waffenrock.
As stated, the coat material was dunkelblau
(dark blue) in color, and the jacket was
noticeably longer in length than
conventional tunics, with the hem
reaching to just above the knee.
The sleeves were of the plain style
similar to the Feldgraue
Bluse M1915, devoid of decorative
cuffs but usually trimmed with red
piping. A double row of six gilt buttons
ran down the front to just above the
belt line. The collar was typically red
for infantry officers and displayed no Kragenlitzen,
or collar braiding. Officers often sat
for studio portraits during the pre-War
era wearing the Überrock.
The absence of ribbon bars and medals
can make positive identification of the