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Article about: Its true, you cant give these away. Ive seen them for sale from £5.00 to £50.00. They were used as munitions facory workers safety headgear alot and the ones with factory insignia can be wor

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    not sure but i think this is a ww1 american helmet or british helmet. any help?Click image for larger version. 

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    Better pictures are needed, but from the looks of, i would say it is an American ww2 civil defense helmet.
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    File:CD Helmet.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

    very common and not very collectable, you cant even give them away, thats about how popular these are

    especially for a plain white one without any insignia

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    yep,,,i agree with that assessment

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    As stated above, common, but worn and rusted,
    even less of a collectible...........


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    They make nice hanging flowerpots...not being sarcastic, they really do!

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    Search Zuckerman.

    Can't disagree with the verdicts already given.



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    Re: Zuckerman.

    I just took my own advice and googled "Zuckerman helmets" and what did I find.....lies.

    The author clearly thinks that Civil Defence workers manned anti-aircraft guns during WW2.

    Wrong. Royal Artillery (the Army) manned guns, searchlights, etc.

    Civil Defence was not army and, in fact, a lot of Air Raid Precautions (ARP) etc. also wore military issue Mark II helmets.

    The Zuckerman type was used largely by factory employees assigned to (e.g.) fire fighting in the workplace, and so could be classed as (wartime) industrial safety equipment rather than military.

    Cheers again....sorry if I misled with my first post.


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    Some Zucks were used for training as this matchbook cover shows...

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