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Kriegsmarine Tropical Pith Helmet Shields


Pair of Kriegsmarine Tropical Pith Helmet Shields (Schilder für den Tropenhelm). In late 1940, with the impending German entrance into the North African campaign, tropical uniforms and equipment were quickly developed and issued in time for DAK personnel's arrival in Tripoli in February 1941. Originally the tropical uniforms were only intended for wear in North Africa but that was later expanded to include personnel serving in southern areas of continental Europe during the summer months. The national flag shield is maker marked with 'G.B.41' indicating production by the company of 'Gustav Brehmer' from Markneukirchen. The eagle shield is not visible maker marked. All prongs are present. It should be noted that these original KM tropical pith helmet shields are almost impossible to find. Scarce original set in very good condition!

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