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Question on Schirmmutze

Article about: Sorry if this is an obvious question but why did some Schirmmutze have the springs removed for wear? Cheers Nick

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    Sorry if this is an obvious question but why did some Schirmmutze have the springs removed for wear?

    Cheers

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Fashion, so they looked like old style or crushers, front line chique, is I think one answer.

    VonBond

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    Quote by vonbond View Post
    Fashion, so they looked like old style or crushers, front line chique, is I think one answer.

    VonBond
    Thanks thats a plausible reason
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    I agree, fashion was the reason.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    indeed, they look also nicer .

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    I have seen an original period cartoon of a German soldier going to a tailor to buy a new private purchase schirmutze. He walks out of the store, rips outs the cap spring and then jumps up and down on it before proudly putting it on his head.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    do you have that pic?

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    No, sorry I don't. I cannot now recall where I saw it? It could have been in a book or even online.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Possibly also done for the comfort of the wearer!

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