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Article about: By popular demand, this thread will be for headgear worn as POWs (in contrast to the other thread, which is for headgear worn at the time of surrender). Here is v. Rundstedt leaving England-

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    By popular demand, this thread will be for headgear worn as POWs (in contrast to the other thread, which is for headgear worn at the time of surrender).

    Here is v. Rundstedt leaving England--note the vented grommet:

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    DAK troops boarding a train in Boston:
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    DAK troops enjoying a Coke:
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    DAK officers on a train in the US being taken to POW camps:
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    DAK troops in a holding camp in Tunisia:
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    Landstorm Nederland troops were allowed to wear their rank insignia and cuff-titles in captivity, at least for a short while:
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    I believe this is from a funeral at a US POW camp:
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    Holding pen in Germany. If you look closely, there is a Reichsbahn member and Police NCO.
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    As part of his surrender terms, Wolff negotiated that he be allowed to wear his rank insignia in captivity.
    Note that he replaced the skull on his visor with a WH wreath:
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    No headgear, but this is the only photo I am aware of that depicts the wear of an SS uniform on the North American continent.
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