Guys, please have a look at these pictures and tell me what you think.
My grandfather was with the 5th Kresowa Polish Division at Monte Cassino, and I am trying to put together as much as I can from this division and era. However I am not so sure about this helmet for several reasons.
1. No inscription visible on helmet itself.
2. Date indicator on a black , not brown, insert Vero 1941
3. Front Eagle rather well formed and somewhat similar to some false stencilled examples
4. Side painting rather large and bright for a battle worn example.
5. Chinstrap design
Apparantly it was stored in a military warehouse for "over thirty years", hence the good state. The seller has another helmet in equal quality except with another division painting on the side.
Perhaps props from a film, or am I just really lucky to be able to buy this?