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Original Rat Of Tobruk Holed Aussie English Helmet. 2/48TH Battalion

Article about: This helmet is a real time capsule. It belonged to my grandfathers best friend, Harold Good SX7234 2nd/48th Battalion AIF. Harry was wearing this helmet at Tobruk, when he was shot in the he

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    Superb helmet with a great history ! So nice to see a genuine desert helmet .

    Many thanks for sharing this wonderful piece !

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    a nice relic to have.

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    Fantastic helmet and more importantly the history that goes with it. 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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    Wonderful helmet friend.

  5. #15


    Fantastic cheers for sharing.

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    Great piece of history

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    Super. Who is the lucky nipper sporting the helmet in the color photo? NH

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    Hello Neil, that is his nephew, who is now in the Australian army. The photo is about 20 years old.

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    Wonderful.. This is what collecting is all about. Thank you for this post. BILL
    "As long as there are brave men and warriors the halls of Valhalla will never be silent or empty"

    In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
    901st. Ordnance H.A.M. North Africa, Italy, Southern France....ETO
    Also in memory of my mother Jane Kidd Grist Feb. 22, 1920-- September 27, 2009... WWll War bride May 1942...

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