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Reich Labour Service (RAD) Enlisted Man's Cap "Robin Hood"

Article about: Below is the latest addition to my collection, a felt RAD cap for an enlisted man. It is a simple piece, unlined, with an embossed leather sweatband. The insignia shows it's age with the pre

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    When you think about how many of these were made and seen in period photos and film footage and how many you see today, I think these are very under rated caps. A great addition to your collection. Congrats.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Thank you, Ade. I share your thoughts on this type of headgear. In photos and film, it was represented as almost ubiquitous, yet, today we see relatively few examples. It is a unique shape and it dredges up, in my mind, images from Riefenstahl's propaganda films of the Reichparteitag.

    Thank you for a nice site where we can share our bits of decaying history with other students of the past.


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