German General's Visor Hat by Marke Standard
German Generals of the Heer (Army) wore specially decorated visor hats in order to distinguish their ranks. This German visor cap is an example of one worn by a General in the Heer during the later years of World War II (1939-1945). It is made of high-quality field-green wool, with a dark-green cap band and black visor. The visor is made for leather. The cap's crown, as well as the top and bottom of the cap band, is piped in metallic gold, worn only by General ranks.1 The second-pattern Heer service eagle and wreath surrounding a national cockade attached to the front of the cap are also made of embroidered gilt wire, which indicates this hat was made in or after 1943.2 The false chinstrap on the visor is also done in gold and is attached by two pebbled chinstrap buttons, another indication of General rank.3 On the inside is a sweat diamond and manufactures stamp, indicating that the hat was made by Marke Standard.
|Germany||World War II|
|Visor Hat||1935 — 1945|