Original WWII German Red Cross Personal DRK EM’S OVERSEAS CAP. (Feldmütze) Certified
Original WWII German Red Cross Personal DRK EM’S OVERSEAS CAP. (Feldmütze) Certified. The DRK, “Deutsches Rotes Kreuz” (German Red Cross), a voluntary civil assistance organization originally instituted in 1864, was officially acknowledged by the Geneva Convention in 1929. In December 1937 it gained status as a legally recognized organization by the NSDAP. As with other essential services in Third Reich Germany, it came under control of the NSDAP in late 1938 under the auspices of the Ministry of the Interior’s Social Welfare Organization. Originally introduced in August of 1935, this second pattern overseas cap has an expansion fold along its two-piece crown, a two-piece body, and two-piece, fold-down side panels, all in grey wool. The panels scallop in the front, where there is sewn an army pattern, machine woven, tri-color cockade. To the left side panel is sewn a machine woven DRK emblem of a black eagle with down-swept wings, clutching a red Balkan cross in its talons, with a mobile swastika superimposed upon its breast. The interior is fully lined in grey rayon is size marked 54. Nice clean cap Good condition with some wear and storage age and expected issues. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. Please see our other items. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. RARE Do Not Miss This One!