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    Hey Everyone,

    I only have this NVA field cap - size 58 - pretty much unissued - I had this for the last 15 years in my closet, stuck between my baseball hats, and I just found it!
    I know, that it's not a rare or expensive item, but hey; it's a start, right?

    Just recently, I got into "cold war" stuff - and I did PROMISE myself that I will only focus on Hungarian stuff - I think I'll get some NVA items as well... (M56 helm, etc. )

    I partly grew up in Hungary when I was a kid (1978 - 1988) behind "iron curtain", and I always thought that all "socialist countries" had basically the same Soviet clone uniforms, but I just looked at some of the NVA stuff and it's more like "Third Reich" style - just a different logo...some really neat items.
    I'll post, when I get more stuff...
    Cheers,
    Fabe

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    Quote by Fabe View Post
    but hey; it's a start, right?

    I think you are off to a great start! I also don't really have anything that could be considered rare or overly expensive, but I enjoy my collection very much. And for me anyway that's what counts.

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    Fabe...that's a nice cap, in great condition, like the Bundeswehr items they are the collectables of tomorrow..get them now they are cheap, because in the future they can only go up, now the Cold War has gone into the history books...keep on showing.... Hagen, you have an impressive DDR medal collection !
    Prost ! Steve.
    "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)

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    some items ive picked up of late ,thought id best add to this superb thread, for your interest mainly ddr caps ,a blumentarn water flask and some military police items Click image for larger version. 

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    James, great items to add to your collection ....... Nice to see the cloth/silk commemorative handkerchief, a particular Prussian military tradition.........
    Prost ! Steve.
    "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)

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    Quote by kozowy1967 View Post
    Hi Reibert this is a first for me I have never seen this particular piece of kit before are there any DDR/NVA markings and or stamps on the inside .
    This is a very interesting piece of kit and looks to be the second type of Strichmuster pattern that they started to produce in 1968 it was also produced for export and worn in Africa by insurgent groups particularly in Angola and South West Africa I wonder if it was produced for export .

    Regards Mark K
    mark the jacket hood /veil that reibert shows in his post is exactly the same as fitted to my m56 i believe it was commonly used that way ,regards james Click image for larger version. 

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    Hey Everyone,

    Biding for this one (and will probably win it):

    Kampfgruppen der Arbeiterklasse, KdA field cap (1968 type)

    Probably not as common as the "NVA" field cap of this same type...

    Cheers,
    Fabe

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    some of my latest pickups ,a 1966 dated 1st pattern strichtarn shirt and trousers a backpack ,y strap and beltClick image for larger version. 

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    Some nice items you have gotten there James.....I bet you have more NVA than BW now ! Fabe, I like the field cap, the photograph to support the post is super, I like to see photographic evidence of use of an item, I feel it brings the item "alive" !
    Prost ! Steve.
    "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)

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