BACKGROUND: In an attempt to amalgamate all the provincial police forces into one national German Police force, Reichsführer-SS H. Himmler was appointed to the new government post of Chef der Deutschen Polizei im Reichsministerium des Innern, (Chief of the German Police in the Reich Ministry of the Interior), on June 17TH 1936. This effectively put all German police under Himmler’s control. In July 1936 new Police green uniforms, headgear and assorted insignia were introduced to replace the previously worn navy blue uniforms.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Pre-1936 navy blue wool overseas cap with gently scalloped, fold down side and back panels. Second pattern machine woven police eagle and wreath in white threads on a black woven rayon trapezoid base, machine stitched to cap front fold down panel. Cap is fully lined in blue linen. Light tracking to the wool. Roughly a size 55.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $250.00

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