ARMY GENERALS PEAK CAP FOR THE TRUPPENSONDERDIENST OR TSD.
This specialist army department was formed in 1944 and had the distinction of using blue waffenfarbe piping on there hats and tunics, Generals caps were unique as the center band was piped in blue but with gold crown piping. Fine quality field gray top with dark green center band which is piped in the unique TSD blue waffenfarbe but the crown of the cap has Generals gold piping. Complete with gold bullion cap eagle, cockade and the gilt cap cords are held in place by two gold buttons. Interior features gold silk lining, plain celluloid patch and leather sweat band. Please see John Anglolia, Uniforms and Traditions of the German army 1933 - 1945 volume 1, pages 257 -257 for details of this rare army unit and which also describes the Generals peaked cap. An extremely rare army Generals peaked cap, this being the only Generals example of the TSD I have ever owned. [Condition: Near Mint]