N018690 DRKB/NS-RKB VISOR CAP INSIGNIA. (Mützen Abzeichen)
BACKGROUND: The DRKB, Deutscher Reichskriegerbund (Kyffhäuserbund), (German National Association of Veterans, Kyffhäuser Association), was formed during WWI, and was based on the DKB, Deutscher Kriegerbund (German Veterans Association), originally formed after the war of 1870-71. The addition of "Kyffhäuser" in the associations name referred to the Kyffhäuser mountain where a large war memorial had been erected. The goal of the association was to preserve the morale and comradeship of former soldiers and to financially assist its members if required. On March 29TH 1938 the DRKB was renamed NS-RKB, Nationalsozialistische-Reichskriegerbund, (National Socialist-State Soldiers League), by the NSDAP and amalgamated with most of the earlier veterans associations into one national organization. Uniform and headgear regulations of the DRKB/NS-RKB were introduced prior to 1933 and were modified again in 1936 and 1938.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: An early stamped alloy, oak-leaf wreath encompassing a third pattern DRKB insignia, as introduced in late 1935. The insignia consists of a gilt washed alloy oval with the embossed black silhouette of the Kyffhäuserbund monument, on a white field, surmounting a red field with a black mobile swastika on a white circular field.
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