Dated 1941. Red Army soldier's side-cap or "pilotka". Rare as made from the early cotton fabric of the short lived pea-green coloured issue tunics and breeches. Nice enamel badge to front.Maker stamp inside.
Used in Tanks and Armoured Vehicles.Rare lend lease example for delivery to the Soviet Union.Has Russian cyrillic script lettering to front panels alongside English. Training Notes Manual stamped to the 1st Training Regiment Royal Signals included.All controls and switches move.Dated 1942 and 'Zenith Radio Corporation' plate to front with serial numbers.
Post war Czech Communist Fanfare trumpet.Made by the famous company Amati Kraslice.Identical to the ones made for the Hitler Youth,then the town of Kraslice was called Graslitz and part of the Sudetenland. Kraslice was famous for its many musical instrument manufacturers and in 1948 under the Communist regime they were organised into a Co-operative and Nationalized.These companies provided the Communist Government with instruments for their Military Bands and Youth group musicians.
The trumpet is brass and has the fittings for the banner.Manufacturer stamp to top front .Much surface rust but this could be treated. The front has extensive damage to the bell part with much unusual splitting of the brass.
Steel construction case with Waffenampt stamp to lid.Case has been reissued postwar to Yugoslav forces with the presense of a Yugoslav stamp alongside the Waffenampt.Repainted in the green paint favoured by the Yugoslav Army.