The first of its kind, a reference book specifically devoted to WWII British Officer's visor caps.
Released in the summer of 2014, British Officers’ Peak Caps of the Second World War is unique in being the first book to address this highly interesting field of military collecting, and has already been receiving positive reviews. The book aims to fill the gaping gap in the cap collectors library and compliment badge reference books.
British militaria, in particular officer’s peak caps, have been largely overshadowed by the interest surrounding Third Reich military collectibles. To the untrained eye one British cap may appear much like another, however this area of collecting is highly specific and can be quite complex.
This encyclopedic introduction to British officer’s peak caps clarifies important details such as branch and rank distinction, and identification to a particular period. The author also explores the caps’ history, giving key introduction and alteration dates, as well as a long list of known outfitters.
With over 250 photographs, illustrations and original period imagery, you will observe the sometimes subtle differences, characteristics and changes in the caps’ development. This essential guide also explores the interconnected and relevant subject of Commonwealth and post-war caps, while also giving useful information on care and display.
Available from the publisher's website, specialist bookshops and Amazon, the book is a large format at 9″ x 12″ and as such is more than fairly priced.