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Army Winter Fur Lined Cap - WWII German Eastern Front

Army Winter Fur Lined Cap - WWII German Eastern Front
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After the first disastrous winter on the Eastern Front the Germans realized that had to quickly develop better cold weather gear. This style of fur lined cap was popular with German soldiers in Russia. This has field grey wool construction with mottled rabbit fur lining. The front, ear flaps and rear neck all can fold down and can be held in place with the string tie. I am not going to go through the process of untying and retying but the next to last photo can offer an idea of what this looks like with the fur parts down. The interior is lined with the correct Herring Bone Twill (HBT). The only speck of damage throughout is a few popped threads on the seam line between fur, wool shell and HBT rayon lining which is miniscule but can be seen in the last image. The fur is in great shape being clean and complete and only a few hairs can kick out if it really being fluffed about. Really a clean, solid, solid example of a hat that is usually not very pleasant to handle.

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