Franco Regime General's Visor Named to a Blue Division Veteran
Franco Regime General's Visor Named to a Blue Division Veteran - This dress cap is fabricated from an olive green cotton twill, featuring the classic high peak that slopes towards the rear, the outer edge rigidly framed with a thick underlying roll. The seams are trimmed in a light green threading and copper wire, wrapped around a central green cord. Fine patterned gold-coloured bullion threaded chin strap, with loops at either end, resting upon the visor, secured on both sides by bronze gilt buttons with the Infantry insignia. The front has a gold-coloured bullion wire Infantry insignia, while the crown above has the Spanish Army eagle insignia topped by the Franco crown in gold-coloured bullion wire and red embroidery, with touches of green embroidery and silver bullion in the base of the crown. Large flat visor incorporating a thick stiffener, gold-coloured bullion leafing embellishment and trim on the visor's top, both sides of the visor covered with the same olive green cotton twill as the exterior of the cap. Inside, the cap has a 30 mm wide reddish-brown leather sweatband, the two ends sewn together at the rear and finished with a leather bow-tie, fully lined in an olive green rayon, the dome with a "CASA ARCAL UNIFORMES Toledo" insignia screen printed in gold and red inks under a square celluloid moisture shield with a name tag slip inscribed "Manuel Bonet Perez" in black running script. It measures 245 mm x 265 mm x 90 mm overall. Lightly soiled on the front, light green threading and copper wire trim on the exterior exposes the underlying central green cord in places, near extremely fine.