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French Kepi WW1 or WW2??

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    Default French Kepi WW1 or WW2??

    Hi All,
    Seller claims WW1 French Captains Kepi, sorry for the web photo's I will have better ones when I get the cap in hand, but its black wool body with flaming bomb buttons on side, red top. gold piping, 81st regiment , faded maker inside, also initial buttons inside, wide round brim, definatly old and not post war IMO, not really good with these, if anyone has any knowledge on these it would be appreciated, as always thank you for your time and help.
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    Sorry but it seems that none here have any knowledge on these, certainly I do not. I thought Kris (StukaF) might have had something to say but he has not commented on it
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Yes, I would say that it is a WW1 kepi, It certainly conforms to the pattern of my example - a WW1 Engineers Officers kepi. Here is a picture for comparison.

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    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Thanks guys I see some differences between yours and mine, the braided loops on top and the size of the cap body, maybe interwar or WW2 not sure.

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    Hi Jerry,
    Your kepi was adopted for the french officers in 1919. So it's a post WWI kepi.
    The 81st infantry regiment was posted in Montpellier (south of France).
    Regards,
    Jordan

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