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Berlin Officer Polizei Tschako


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This is an early postwar West Berlin Police Tschako made for Officers. 


This Tschako is made of pressed fiber in the same general style as those of the Weimar Republic and NS Zeit. The construction is about the same as those made after WWI. This particular Tschako was manufactured by Friedrich Becker & Co. who did not make Polizei Tschakos during the war. The West German Police first wore the standard WWII Polizei Tschakos with a green felt body without any insignia from 20 October 1945 to 16 March 1946. These were leftover wartime helmet stocks. From 16 March 1946 to 28 April 1947 a re-purposed cockade and then a star with a city/state insignia (Landesabzeichen) were added. From 28 April 1947 this star with a "Berlin Bear" insignia was worn. This particular heavily silver plated Wappen front plate insignia was worn prior to 1951 so this helmet can be dated as an early (1947-1951) Berlin Polizei Tschako. The bullion cockade on the front is the proper gold/red/white version for the postwar West Berlin Polizei Officer Tschako.  Also notice that the body of the Tschako is covered with black cloth unlike enlisted Tschakos which did not have a cloth covering.  


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Thanks for the kudos Wake1941.  These Officer model Tschakos are hard to find.  You will notice the heavily silver plated metal scales chin strap as well as the de-lux silk lined interior made just like the WWII Officer style.  



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