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War relics in tunisia, summer 2013

Article about: War relics seen this summer close to Matmata, Tunisia. Anyone knows what that helmet is...British Airborne troops?

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    Perhaps not as clear an image as it might be, but this shows a Tankers helmet in North Africa in December 1940, according to the caption. From George Forty's Desert Rats At War, North Africa.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture 3rd Hussars Vickers MKVI 11th Dec 1940.jpg  


    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Awesome picture Jerry perhaps the original poster of the thread can share a few more details with us off to work for now will check in on the thread with my smart phone later in the day.

    Regards Mark K

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    I go for DRs.

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    Hello, and thanks. No I have taken the helmet in my hands, for sure it's not an Italian M33. Another detail, the helmet has a thin band of stainless steel around like American M1.

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    Hello, thanks. Unfortunately I have no more photos of it, but it's an high definition photo (about 3 M byte) so it's possible to enlarge it a lot.

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    Hi Mark, sorry I saw no hole in the center of the dome. Have you any photo of the liner attachment?

  7. #17


    Great pics and interesting relics.

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    The 'Force' is telling me that the place where these relics are located are the troglodyte underground dwellings in Tunisia where the scenes of Luke Skywalker's house on Tatooine were filmed during the making of 'Star Wars'.....
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    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Morning Gianni here are three possible liner systems that could have been used in this style of helmet .

    1- liner system from a Mk I despatch riders helmet
    2- liner system from a late war British tankers helmet (1945)
    3 -liner system from a Mk II para helmet

    Regards Mark K
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture images (2).jpg   bmb2a.jpg  


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    In fact you are right Big Ned!!!!!

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