Germany - DDR
 
East German Border Guard officer’s visor cap
My colleague Jeppe picked this up in Berlin even before the two Germanies were reunited. He actually got it from a former border guard—or so the man said. I figure it must be true. After all, who would freely admit to having been a border guard? Pretty neat. By the way, the Border Guard functioned as an autonomous unit within the East German Army—virtually a separate branch.