"The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)
Close up of the hammer / compass cap badge.
Fantastic items! Makes my new surplus jacket look a bit drab by comparison. Is there a good place to find the less everyday items?
Interior stamps. It's not in bad condition and cost very little, only £10. I was going to use it for winter to wear in the woods whilst chopping firewood but I think I'll keep it pristine instead. I appreciate it's probably really common but ihaven't seen another so clean.