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Tropical helmet

Article about: Here are a couple of pics of my first tropical helmet, the badges are reproduction to be replaced in the future.Its missing its strap and one of the strap hangers.

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    That is what fora are for, to show and discuss.
    No intention to kill what so ever.
    It just looked very odd to me. Also the reason I gave you Peter's site.
    Pith helmets are of a great intrest to me too.
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!

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    I do apologize for my pre judgment of your pith helmet!

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    Far from an expert, and clearly late to the party, I like this one. The cork and wicker pith helmets varied a lot more in shape than the pressed felt ones did. In the case of these helmets, shape isn't always a determining factor. I also understand there has been little evidence that the felt versions were ever used on the African front, which for my tastes makes the posted type more appealing.

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    For the two+ years that the Afrika Korps were active I see no reason non- standard sun helmets could not have been employed. They were attempting to avoid sun stroke, and supply lines were stretched ( even uniforms )
    Functionality was more important !!
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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