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YC Chen wrote:Hello,
There are lots of photos(I think more than 10) showing soldiers wearing such caps in the thread "the war in pictures", and there's also one photo in the thread "Shanghai 1927", all in this section. However maybe it will take you some time to find them out(sorry I'm too lazy to post some links for you)...
I have been trying to find out some accounts on the real origin of this kind of caps but without success. However I did once find an interesting account on these caps, it is said that after a battle in 1927 or 28(can't remember which battle) many Sun's soldiers surrendered and joined the NRA. They cut off the back part of the rim of their "fisherman's caps"(only left the front part) and wore red-white-blue ribbons on their arms to prevent misidentification by other NRA soldiers.
I am beginning to think that the Sun Chuanfang hat was simply an ordinary Fedora or Homburg with its brim folded up on the sides
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