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    Has anyone ever come across one of these?

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    If memory serves me correctly, these are a KM cap. Some were pressed into use by the HJ Div.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Contemporary photos show members of SS Panzer Regt 12 , HJ wearing this type of cap and U Boat lethers just prior to the Normandy Battles.
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Never seen one in the flesh before but I have seen the pictures of the HJ wearing them as mentioned in the earlier post.

    The link to this cap could well be Kreigsmarine angle. If you can get hold or have a copy of uniforms and traditions of the Kreigsmarine by Angolia and Schlicht then p 286 of volume 2 has an example very similar to this cap on it. It is made from bluish-grey leather and has brown fur front and side flaps.

    It is in the chapter on special uniforms and states that fur caps were worn in many variations, military and non-military.

    I don't doubt that fur caps were worn by as standard when available the only question I ask is whether they were manufactured to order or acquired from civilian stocks. The presence of a label is always useful as a guide especially when it's such a well known maker.

    It might be worth asking if they had a contract for making kreigsmarine stuff.

    Some of the more knowledgable guys on makers may be able toprovide an answer to that question.

    hope this helps in some ways.....


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    hi guys thanks for the input with some interesting history too i saw this for sale reasonably priced and it looked interesting with the panzer angle, i have seen quite a few period pics with various headwear pressed into service shall we say.



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