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Trenchfoot posted a topic in Helmets and HeadgearHello again! I have a hat that has stumped me! It is a m43 cap, post war (i think cause it has a grey sweatband) and has a ww1 Austrian F.J I pin that someone put on the cap. Is there any Austrian unit that may have used this cap, or did someone just put the pin on? Also on the right side of the cap, it looks like there was a patch there. Has there been any occurrences of ww2 German m43 caps being stripped of insignia and "refurbished" and then issued to other armies? I would love some insight on this hat. It's driving me nuts!
Greg posted a topic in Imperial German and other Nations Medals and BadgesNext added to my collection is a Austrian 1908 Crown Jubilee Cross for Civil Servants. Quotes from elsewhere: The Civil Servant Medal is distinguished by the colour of the ribbon in solid red While this exact version is civilian and not military, I quite like it for a few reasons. First the medal itself is quite sharp looking, the wreath around the bust with the cross is a nicer presentation than a standard circular medal. Further, in true Austrian fashion it is award as an affinity to the ruling Emperor. The Austrian empire being so much more of service to the Hapsburg family than necessarily nationalism.