FRENCH COLONIAL ,INDOCHNE, ALGERIAN WAR, BIGEARD'S HAT.
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Marcel "Bruno" Bigeard (14 February 1916 – 18 June 2010) was a French military officer who fought in World War II, Indochina and Algeria. He was one of the commanders in the Battle of Dien Bien Phu and is thought by many to have been a dominating influence on French 'unconventional' warfare thinking from that time onwards. He was one of the most decorated soldiers in France, and is particularly noteworthy because he rose from Enlisted as a Second Class , the lowest possible rank, in 1936 and ultimately finished his career in 1976 with the rank of Lieutenant General (General de corps d'armee).This is the Hat made for the Commandos of the General Bigeard, this sample is Brand New made in the 80's and is in a great size 59, 23", 7 3/8. Those Hats are known in the World as the Bigeard's Hat. THIS IS THE HAT OF ONE OF THOSE HEROES THAT FOUGHT TO MAINTAIN ORDER AND SECURITY. SUPERB! I WILL SHIP IN THE US FOR FREE.