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Help Identifying this British type helmet please

Article about: Purchased this helmet from a blurry type picture and now I am playing ID the purchase. The chin strap is a two parts and the clasp pushes together. It has a rim but the attachment for the ba

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    Thumbs up Help Identifying this British type helmet please

    Purchased this helmet from a blurry type picture and now I am playing ID the purchase. The chin strap is a two parts and the clasp pushes together. It has a rim but the attachment for the bails is different to any other I have seen.
    Anyone able to throw some light on this please?

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    Maybe it is common as dirt but I have not seen one exactly the same.
    Cheers
    Poccur

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    Thank you Sir!!

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    Hi,
    It's a Dutch helmet, virtually a copy of the British MkII, I think they used them in the 50's or 60's.
    Aaron

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    Yep Dutch, Made by Verblifa for civil defense purposes.

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    Thanks all
    So the question is what liner? A MKII? I know this risks a 'restoration thread' and being consigned down below but I am just asking what WOULD be the correct liner? Did not say I would

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    Hi
    here is your helmet:
    HOLANDÉS MK2
    cordially
    Didier

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    Thanks to you all for the input.

    I really wish this thing could talk. You have to wonder how/why a Dutch civil defence helmet ended up in Virginia. It could be as simple as a surplus buy from a vacationing tourist but in its 55year life who knows how many twists and turns to end up here.

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