World War Two (Heer) Non-commissioned Officers Pattern, German Army Infantry Visor Cap.
An exquisite and rare german army infantry visor cap. The cap is of a light field grey ribbed tricot wool crown with white piping to the welt and dark green wool felt cap band with white piping above and below. The front of the cap is mounted with a white metal aluminium eagle and national cockade with oak leaves. Below the cockade sits a black NCO’s patent leather chinstrap and black fibre peak. The interior of the cap is with a light brown cotton lining and inner crown with a leather sweatband of the same color. The celluloid diamond to the internal crown is size stamped (57) and dated 1939. Condition wise, this german army infantry visor cap, doesn’t come any better.
Size: 7 UK. Size: 7 1/8 US. Size: 57cm EU.
German Heer (Wehrmacht): the world war two german army infantry was the land forces component of the Wehrmacht, the German armed forces, from 1935. to 1945. During World War II, a total of about 15 million soldiers served in the German Army. 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 Two it served alongside the army but was never formally part of it. The Oberkommando des Heeres (OKH). was Germany’s Army High Command from 1936. to 1945. In theory the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) served as the military General Staff for the German Reich’s armed forces, coordinating the Wehrmacht (Army Heer, Navy Kriegsmarine, and the Air Force Luftwaffe) operations. In practice OKW acted in a subordinate role as Hitler’s personal military staff, translating his ideas into military plans and orders, and issuing them to the three services. Rare unissued ww2 german army infantry visor cap.
Mint Condition. this unissued ww2 german army infantry visor cap is in absolutely mint unissued, as new condition. It still has it’s original protective paper around the internal circumference of the crown. Rare to find in this condition.