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Kreigsmarine EM cockade

Posted in Headwear with tags , , , on January 15, 2017 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgSimple little add here. This is a metal, bakelite and cloth roundel or cockade in the national colours used on enlisted men’s soft caps in all three services. In this case the KM Donald Duck cap below was missing one when I got it, although it had the slots where one would have fitted. An easy cheap fix, unlike most of the rabbit holes I go down.

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Kreigsmarine EM/NCO Donald Duck Cap

Posted in Headwear with tags , , on January 7, 2017 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgI have field caps for the Luftwaffe and Heer and have been looking for a KM one for a while. This one came relatively cheap from a trip to Belleville although it is missing its cockade on the front. I will look for one of these in the meantime but I am happy with the look of this. Note, the post-war hats are almost identical except that the inside liner is white in colour.

Marine HJ-Sommermütze

Posted in Headwear with tags , , , , on March 21, 2015 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgHere is an unusual item. This is the “HJ-Sommermütze” but in white. I have the standard tan one here and the black one for the motor corps here. I ask around and the consensus for this one is that it is a Marine HJ item, possibly AHS.

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Infantry Pickelhaube Field Cover

Posted in Headwear with tags , , , on June 6, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_German_EmpireI have had my Prussian Infantry Pickelhaube for about 10 years and in all that time have only see two of the cloth field covers for them. This one was just last week and I snapped it up now that I know how rare they are. In the photos you can see it still has its fastenings intact. You can also see that I had it on backwards. Ha.

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Hitler Youth Winter Cap

Posted in Headwear with tags , , on June 4, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgHere is the standard HJ winter uniform cap. These look a lot like the flak helper cap but are set up differently with a set of two buttons. You can see a Flak Cap here for example.

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Czech VZ-53 Helmet

Posted in Headwear with tags , on April 21, 2013 by The Dude

800px-Flag_of_CzechoslovakiaThis is the most common of the Warsaw Pact helmets, the Czechoslovakian VZ-53.

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Hitler Youth Leader Cap

Posted in Headwear with tags , , , on April 21, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a Leader Visor for the HJ that has the green “Landjahr” piping. It’s obviously been folded flat at some point.

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