Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 02-18-2013 at 02:36 AM.
FA Kornacker.....interesting, my last name is Kornacki!
As a Ex servicemen with PTSD, I see this quote in a different context
"Enjoy the war, as the peace will be unbearable"
Iglau is in Moravia and this work I enclose is in Czech and German on life there under the swastika. You can see Saaz as well in the Egerland, in the vicinity of Carlovy Vary, Karlsbad. This map is from 1880.
Do others of your have contemporary accounts of such things written for localities in the present day Czech republic?
Dear F.B., Sir, from your experience and knowledge of black SS visor caps upgraded to Officer level, does the upgrade usually entail the addition of the officer class Velvet hat band over the existing band? (as described on Page 75 of Wilkins) and what seems to be the case in your example above.
If you have experience with a number of these upgraded caps could you please estimate what proportion were "more comprehensively" upgraded? Regards, Paul
I hardly call Wikipedia a reliable source but I expect its contributers to know more than most; From Wikipedia:
"Upon reaching the rank of SS-Standartenoberjunker, the SS officer candidate would be permitted to display the silver chin strap of an SS officer and would be assigned to a field SS unit for final evaluation and field examination. Upon passing this final exam, the Standartenoberjunker would be promoted to the rank of SS-Untersturmführer usually in an elaborate ceremony."
But it explains such circumstances; but should we expect this upgrading more frequently of grey SS visors than black? Regards Paul