Non-commissioned Officer’s Pattern, German Third Reich Police Forage Cap.
A very fine, German third reich police forage cap. A green woollen example with green piping to the curtain. To the front of the cap is a white on black BeVo style police eagle and swastika within an oval oak leaf wreath. The interior has a grey cotton lining with a rare Third Reich manufactures ink stamp of “Carl Isken, Köln”. All in all a very nice German third reich police forage cap, which appears to have had very little use.
Size: 6 7/8 UK. Size: 7 US. Size: 56cm.
Schutzpolizei: was the uniformed police of most cities and large towns. State police departments were in charge of protection police, criminal investigation departments (Kripo, short for Kriminalpolizei), and administrative police. The State protection police comprised patrol branch, barracked police, traffic police, water police, mounted police, police communications units, and police aviation. Policemen had to have previous military service, good physical and mental health, be of Aryan descent, and be members of the Nazi Party. Police officers had in addition to be members of the SS. Policemen were promoted according to a regulated career system. Promotion for officers was determined by merit and seniority. Pay for policemen was higher than the average industrial worker and was more in line with the average privately employed white-collar worker. The German third reich police, were between 1936 and 1945 under the direct control of Reichsführer-SS “Heinrich Himmler”. German third reich police forage cap.
Ordnungspolizei: “or Orpo” for short were the uniformed regular police force in Nazi Germany between 1936. and 1945. and along with the rural, municipal and city police, it was increasingly absorbed into the Nazi police system. Owing to their green uniforms, they were also referred to as Grüne Polizei (green police). Eventually the Orpo embraced virtually all of the Third Reich’s law-enforcement. German third reich police forage cap
Very good Condition. this German third reich police forage cap has two minute holes to the rear.