Insignia for WSS green camouflage cap

15.00 €
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Description

This product is intended for military-historical reenactment (immersive stydy of history); for creating costumes for theatrical and film, video plays condemning Nazism and fascism; as well as for exhibiting in museums of military history. This product is not propaganda of ideas and criminals convicted by an International Military Tribunal, and should not be used for such a purpose! The photos have been edited in accordance with the requirements of the law.

Rare insignia for SS camouflage caps. Price for a set of eagle + skull (green).

To see additional photos please follow the link.

We offer 2 shade options to choose from:

• cold (synthetic, bluish) green - this is exactly the shade of the insignia in the original.

• warm (deciduous, yellowish) green - this shade is closer to the colors of German camouflages and looks better.

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In the photo above there are both cold and warm colored insignia for comparison.

Historical reference.

In M. Beaver's book “Camouflage uniforms of the Waffen-SS” on pp. 141-142 there are several photos of standard SS camouflage caps. There is also a photo of their combat use. All known caps in early and late Planetree camouflage colors.

The description says that on December 1, 1942, H. Himmler ordered the creation and sewing of insignia on camouflage caps (the order to create the cap itself came out six months earlier, on June 1, 1942). However, it soon became obvious that overloading the capacity with insignia was a bad idea, and soon (very soon) they stopped producing them. At the same time, soldiers themselves sometimes hung standard field uniform insignia or metal insignia on their caps.

According to information from the warrelics.eu forum.

Only 4 original sets of such patches sewn onto caps have survived to this day. Collector Willi Schumacher adds that the actual production of the finished products lasted only 14 days (preparation for production, of course, longer). Then the SS-Hauptamt (SS headquarters) terminated the contract for the production of camouflage patches for these caps. The finished caps were presumably issued to soldiers of the SS Viking division.

Colored insignia were folded into simple shapes (triangle, square) to make them quicker to sew on caps. Usually this was not the case; the SS insignia were tucked neatly around the entire perimeter.

The unsewn remnants of the batch of insignia were used for tropical caps (in brown). Some insignia ribbons (not sewn on) came to the USA as trophies and are in collections.