World War Two German Army, Cavalry Officers Visor Cap.
An exquisite cavalry officers visor cap (Schirmmütze). with light field grey doeskin top, golden-yellow piping to the crown welt and dark green wool felt cap band. The front of the cap is mounted with a silvered eagle and national cockade with oak leaves. Officers silver bullion chincords and black fibre peak. The interior is with a golden silk lining and beige leather sweatband. This particular cavalry officers visor cap was manufactured by Opolka & Mueller “Hamburg”.
Size: 6 3/4 UK. Size: 6 7/8 US. Size: 55cm.
The German Army: (German Heer) was the land forces component of the Wehrmacht, the German armed forces, from the year of 1935 to the year of 1945. During World War II, a total of about 15 million soldiers served in the German Army, of whom about seven million became casualties. Separate from the army was the Waffen-SS (Armed SS) and was a multi-ethnic and multi-national military force of the Third Reich. Growing from three regiments to over 38 divisions during World War II, it served alongside the army but was never formally part of it. cavalry officers visor cap.
Adolf Hitler’s Wehrmacht: Adolf Hitler assumed the office of Reichspräsident, and became commander in chief. All officers and soldiers of the German armed forces had to swear a personal oath of loyalty to the Führer, as Hitler was called. The oath stated the following: “I swear by God this sacred oath that to the Leader of the German empire and people, Adolf Hitler, supreme commander of the armed forces, I shall render unconditional obedience and that as a brave soldier I shall at all times be prepared to give my life for this oath”.
Very Good Condition. this cavalry officers visor cap maintains an impressive high saddle shape,