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A few helmets

Article about: Here are a few helmets recovered by myself I like to show you! They all come from a place where the canadians ditched them in 1945 in Holland. The helmets contain 70-80 percent of the origin

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    Here are a few helmets recovered by myself I like to show you! They all come from a place where the canadians ditched them in 1945 in Holland.
    The helmets contain 70-80 percent of the original paint/camo, and the liner sometimes marked or named. The ss has damage probaly of a bulldozer, the decal was painted over what explains the superb state. I had to scratch the paint off with a neadle.


    Cheers, Martin
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    Very nice Martin are they from the " Big Hole " ?

    regards

    paul
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    you see me digging here 2 years ago

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    Wow! Such a great hole with nice helmets!
    What kind of detector you use?
    Regards,
    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    Wonderful find! How many helmets came out of the ground? Unfortunately, unlike Eastern Europe - there probably isn't much clay to preserve the helmets without corrosion.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Asper

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    I think that deep hole will preserve the helmets in nice condition too, seems to me like a bit chemical clean and the helmets will be in perfect condition. If some of them are for sale, I would buy them for sure!
    Regards,
    Dimas

    my Skype: warrelics

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    Thanks! This is my share, of the total of 150. I sold already some and I regret it, no more for sale im sorry.
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    Hey Martin good to meet one of the guys who dug the "big hole"

    Guys this was a location that most of us can only dream about , it was a dump for helmets taken from German prisoners in Holland and has been excavated over a couple of years by the lucky few !! Hundreds and hundreds of Helmets, probably thousands have been recoverd in various conditions , lots of everything , Fallschirmjager, SS ,Heer, Luftwaffe

    Hopefully Martin can tell us more about it and post more pictures ??
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Hi Martin


    Interesting thread, keep it up. Do you still dig at the 'hole'?


    Greetz

    Nick VR

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