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Listing # 1360
Listing Format: Buy It Now
Price per item: Buy Now for (GBP) £350.00
(USD) $492.96
Quantity: 1
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Started : 4-Dec-2010 10:16:20 AM
Ended: 3-Jan-2011 10:16:20 AM
Seller: Regimentals (0)  

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Additional Information
Era: 1914-1945
Conflict: World War II
Service: Army
Country: Germany
Provenance: Bought Privately
Condition: Relic
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A canvas covered cork tropical helmet manufactured in India with maker's label, Kings Crown with date '1940' attached to interior, which was captured and worn by a Luftwaffe man in Crete. The helmet in excellent condition complete with original chin strap. Painted to the left hand side of the helmet is the black, white and red national tri-colour. The other side is blank.

Accompanying the hat are two photographs, each of a group of six Luftwaffe enlisted men, all are wearing captured British tropical helmets of two different styles. One man is wearing the standard Wolsey type British tropical helmet, the others are all wearing this hat, which is normally known as the Calcutta helmet. Slight flattening to the shape of the crown otherwise still in excellent condition. The German forces of WWII were not generally known for souvenir hunting, however Crete and North Africa seems to have been a different proposition, we have encountered over the years more captured headgear from these two areas of operations by German troops than either in North West Europe of Russia. Code: 52878

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