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Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2019 9:22 p.m. PST

I thought I would try the German Revolution of 1919. Influenced by the excellent Tsuba figures from Empress Miniatures. I have found information on the net about this episode. Good uniform info for Freikorps and civilians.

What I do not understand is the dress for the Sparticists -- communist revolutionaries. Tsuba figures are somewhat civilian dress but they all have flat top peaked caps. Are these student caps and the figures representing students? Why so many in this style cap ?

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Does anyone know a good source for a variety of pictures of these guys, in color. Are they uniform or all different?

Thanks

Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Sep 2019 2:57 a.m. PST

These caps were just the fashion of the day for the Berlin worker class (and many others, in differing variations) – going out without headgear was unusual.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2019 12:42 p.m. PST

I agree. It is a hat of the working class, and most men of this time period would wear a hat.

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