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    Austrian camo helmet. Penciled on the side is This was taken on the drive to Metz. Rich A. in Pa.
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    Rich, a nice M17 Austro-Hungarian steel helmet, are there any mm on the inside, near complete, only 2 of its 3 pads missing, but with its canvas chinstrap, looks to sport its original earth brown finish, super helm, thanks for showing !
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
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    Very nice! The Austrians were present on the Lorraine front. So "taken on the drive to Metz" is consistent with history. You got a rather rare one, I guess!
    Cheers,
    Emile

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    Thanks guys! I thought it was worth $75 even though it is missing stuff.
    Steve,It has CAS66 stamped on the left side. The inside is sill the original colour.
    Emile,Thanks for the info on the Austrians. I did not know that. Rich A. in Pa.
    1969 Shelby GT-500 King of the Road
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    Rich, "CAS 66" made by "C. A. Scholtz" of Mateocz Sloeakei (I think its in the modern state of Slovakia), they made the M17 in size 66 only.
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Rich, a quick insight to the KuK on the western front. In July 1918 four infantry divisions under k.u.k. XVIII Korpskommando were sent to France. The Germans had no intention of deploying them as a corps, but put them into the front lines in the Verdun area as seperate divisions; the Korps-kommando had just one of them and some further German units under command. With the proven exception of the artillery, the Germans do not seem to have had high expectations of the fighting abilities of the Austro-Hungarian forces, and insisted on putting many of the soldiers through basic battle school before sending them to the trenches. The Austro-Hungarians were not posted to the most dangerous sectors; but they suffered significant losses during the final Allied advance of autumn 1918, when they were assaulted by American and French troops with tank support for which they had no answer. This information is from the book by Peter Jung "The Austro-Hungarian forces of WW1" part of the excellent "Osprey" series of books.
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Steve,Thanks for all the info! Rich A. in Pa.
    1969 Shelby GT-500 King of the Road
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    So this would put this helmet in the Meuse Argonne area.

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    Quote by cricketchris1944 View Post
    So this would put this helmet in the Meuse Argonne area.
    Chris, more than likely !
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Hello Rich , a stunning helmet with great history , would it be possible to see more pictures of the lid in detail , and at $75 a steel , cheers Raymond

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