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DJ-Führerdienstmütze

Article about: As most of you know, my focus is exclusively visors, but I made an exception with this cap for several reasons. The Deutsches Jungvolk ("DJ") was comprised of youths from ages 10-1

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    As most of you know, my focus is exclusively visors, but I made an exception with this cap for several reasons.

    The Deutsches Jungvolk ("DJ") was comprised of youths from ages 10-14 (while the Hitler Jugend was comprised of youths ages 14-18).

    Like the HJ, the DJ had its own leadership corps, however, they did not wear the uniforms of the HJ-Leaders, but a 3/4 length black wool tunic with breeches and boots (they later switched to a full 4-pocket tunic during the war.)

    Instead of the wear of the visor cap, they wore a black wool winter service cap with a black buckle, silver political eagle (no HJ diamond), and aluminum piping for officer ranks:
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    These hats were introduced in 1938, and continued to be worn through the end of the war. They are much rarer than HJ-Leader visors.

    Wool is a soft melton:
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    The earflaps are actually separate, and the wool is a heavy gauge. However, they were sewn-down at the factory (ie, they are not meant to be worn over the ears).

    There are 2 grommets per side, both black enameled to match the hat:
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    Piping is not butted, but is wrapped (yes, contrary to collecting urban legends, this was used as well):
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    Hat was made by Pekuro (RZM # 1073), and has their wartime coated oilcloth sweatband:
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    Here is the reason this hat survived in "stonemint" condition"--it is a size 60!

    Hat is completely lined in black rayon.

    Just like a Kepi, the top has a cap spring to keep its shape.
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    Not many pics of these in wear (as compared to HJ-Leader visors), but here is a DJ Leader holding his in his hand:
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    I like that one very much.

    Thanks for showing it Chris!

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    Quote by stonemint View Post
    Here is the reason this hat survived in "stonemint" condition"--it is a size 60!

    Hat is completely lined in black rayon.

    Just like a Kepi, the top has a cap spring to keep its shape.
    Extreme mint condition, indeed.
    That has to be the main reason for its condition, the lack of need for a hat of that size.
    Chris, i did noticed one of the vents has a lower position than the other, is it normal on these?

    Thanks for showing
    Cheers
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    An earlier example with the civil form eagle in lieu of the political eagle.
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