During the last decades of the 1800s and the first decade of the 1900s some of the most elegant and colourful military service caps (Schirmmützen) were worn by the Imperial German cavalry. The unique colour combinations identified each regiment and were the last stand for military fashion before and during World War I. This book is the first complete reference on such caps and shows and describes the headgear for all branches of the Imperial German cavalry. The prewar models as well as the M7 and M15 war models are illustrated in colour photos and original period postcards. The book also provides German nomenclature for the caps and valuable tips on how to collect and identify the various regiments.