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    i think its prussian guards but in need of some tlc
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    I was thinking Prussian Police (I could be in error)...But looking at the damage that we're able to see, I fear this one is going to require more than TLC, friend...just my 2 cents.
    cheers, Glenn
    Last edited by bigmacglenn; 08-23-2014 at 10:25 PM.

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    I think that the raising of Lazarus from the dead was probably an easier task...
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    You have to pity whoever it was that sat on it, as that spike must have hurt.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    It is rumoured that in WW1, the British Tommy took to using these helmets as a form of 'Thunder box'. The spike would be driven into the ground, and the Tommy would squat and do his duty... I kid you not!

    Maybe this example has suffered an overload... Ugh! perish the thought!
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Practical for sure!
    Last edited by bigmacglenn; 08-24-2014 at 02:54 AM.

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    Quote by HARRY THE MOLE View Post
    It is rumoured that in WW1, the British Tommy took to using these helmets as a form of 'Thunder box'. The spike would be driven into the ground, and the Tommy would squat and do his duty... I kid you not!

    Maybe this example has suffered an overload... Ugh! perish the thought!
    Frank Richards mentions in OLD SOLDIERS NEVER DIE that he used one for that purpose when he was asked on home leave why he had not bought home a German helmet.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    I've checked my reference book, and the Wappen is listed as the 'Garde-Adler'
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    It's actually a pickelhaube for Garde-Dragoner-Regt. Nr.1 Königin Viktoria von Großbritannien und Irland
    (Berlin) Garde-Korps....

    Indeed it will need more than some TLC...

    Adler

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