K007690 EM/NCO'S OVERSEAS CAP EAGLE. (Mützen Adler)

BACKGROUND: German Naval uniforms and headgear were based on traditional designs that date back to the creation of the Prussian Navy in 1848, and although uniforms and headgear did evolve during the interim years many items used during the Third Reich would still have been quite recognizable to the Imperial sailor. The Kriegsmarine adopted wear of the new national eagle on the front of the headgear and the right breast of the uniform on March 24TH 1934. The Kriegsmarine’s version of the national eagle was identical to the army version except for the coloration with the army utilizing silver, white and grey eagles while the Kriegsmarine utilized golden yellow eagles. Of Note: The only exceptions in the coloration of the Kriegsmarine eagles was that personnel serving in the Administrative branch utilized a silver eagle while eagles worn on the white jumper shirts were in cornflower blue. Due to the silver insignia the Administrative personnel were contemptuously referred to as Silberlinge, (Silvered Ones). Generally officer’s ranks utilized hand embroidered headgear eagles while EM/NCO’s ranks utilized machine embroidered or machine woven headgear eagles. The navy blue overseas cap was originally introduced on November 10TH 1938 and designated, Gefechtsmütze (Battle cap), this early pattern cap was restricted for wear on ships by certain specific personnel. On October 7TH 1939 the cap underwent minor modifications, was re-designated, Bordmütze, (Board cap), and became a regular issue item for wear by all personnel both on and off ship.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Machine woven national eagle with out-stretched wings, clutching a wreathed, canted, swastika in its talons in golden yellow cotton threads on a cut-out, navy blue rayon base. Removed from a cap.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $29.00

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