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Mk2 Italy campaign

Article about: Greetings all, I ask for your expert opinion on this helmet Mk2, it personally recovered in the Pò Valley in Italy, in areas where British troops have fought hard to April 1945. is a very si

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    Greetings all,
    I ask for your expert opinion on this helmet Mk2, it personally recovered in the Pò Valley in Italy, in areas where British troops have fought hard to April 1945.
    is a very simple piece, but for me rich of history.
    Born in brown color and repainted "sand" and then with the brush coated with a thick, dark green paint.
    The markings of the shell are: BMB 1939 (Harrison Brothers & Howson?); the liner of the first type, is: VERO 1939 size 7 and Quality Mark (arrow+C).
    On the chinstrap the owner's name appears again!!
    I think it's a helmet of Eight Army used in Africa and repainted on the field during the Italian campaign,
    I appreciate very much any intervention, and excuse the language is not good.

    thanks
    roberto

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    Hi Roberto, an interesting helmet from an area my father was serving in with the british 78th div., BMB = Briggs motor bodies of Dagenham England,
    cheers,
    John.

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    Thank you, John
    ......great 78th "Battleaxe Division", to remember Cassino, Argenta!! This helmet was found in an area between Bologna e Argenta.

    roberto

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    you're right, but i wrote BMB by mistake, this helmet is marked "HBH 1939"......i'm sorry

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    Hi, looks like a nice helmet, and one that you can see a "time line" of use on. Travelled from the UK, through North Africa and onto Italy! Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    exactly! many of my helmets fought, i like in this way. roberto

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    Nice looking lid . I love a helmet that has wear and tear to it, as it shows its character and the fact it has been used which I would say is more important.

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    Thanks, i'm glad that lived helmets are to you liking, then i will post others that should please.

    Roberto

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