Headgear of Hitler’s Germany Vol. 1 Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine

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Headgear of Hitler’s Germany Vol. 1 Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine

In the years since the end of the great conflict we know as World War II, there has been an interest, either for diversion or investment, in obtaining mementos or souvenirs of the largest scale war we hope to have ever seen. A popular category of such collectibles has been Third Reich regalia, perhaps because of its abundance, diversity and colorful nature. Reference guides were needed for potential hobbyists, as well as for historians, researchers or those merely interested in understanding the significance of objects presented to them. A number of pamphlets, articles and books have been published in the U.S. with varying degrees of accuracy. Among reasons for the weaknesses might have been that pertinent regulations were only available in the German language or that there was a prevalence of hearsay information. Over time, the language barrier has become less significant as the sphere of collectors has come to include those either fluent in German or resourceful enough to seek assistance with translation. Rumor and speculation still have to be avoided, ofcourse. It should be said that while definite intentions were stated in published regulations, the potential exists for encountering numerous variations. The collector should not allow differences in style, however, from that which is regarded as regulation, to justify acceptance of a fraudulent item. With the increase in popularity of Third Reich collectibles, their value has risen to the point that it has become worthwhile for the unscrupulous to produce fac similes of nearly every conceivable relic of the time of Hitler’s regime. This unfortunate situation discourages many wouldbe and veteran collectors. But, a great deal can be learned by comparing original and reproduction items with the application of some common sense.
Among reference works intended as guides to identification, there have been few devoted to the study of headgear worn before and during World War II by people in the military and civilian organizations of the Third Reich. This series of books, then, helps fill a void in the collection of reference materials by presenting an exhaustively researched interpretation of the documentation which survives.
In this first volume, the three main military brances are considered, beginning with some background information regarding the derivation of the caps of the 1930s and 1940s. This is the first time a book has presented thoroughly researched data regarding the heritage and tradition preceding the development of the Third Reich headgear it describes.

  • Chapter 1: Reichsheer/Heer
  • Chapter 2: German Motorized Company
  • Chapter 3: People’s Army (Deutsche Volkssturm)
  • Chapter 4: Reichsmarine / Kriegsmarine
  • Chapter 5: Reichsluftwaffe/Luftwaffe

R. James Bender Publishing Jill Halcomb,Wim H. M. Saris 9780912138411 0912138416

Weight0.845 kg
Dimensions2.7 × 16.5 × 22.6 cm
Authors

Jill Halcomb,Wim H. M. Saris

Condition

Good

Language

English

ISBN10

0912138416

ISBN13

9780912138411

Publisher

R. James Bender Publishing

PublishDate

1989

Pagecount

350

Binding

Hardcover

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