11-08-2013 07:20 PM
Fragged whilst on the ground !!
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
Now thats what you can safely call 'salty'!
Hi Marinus , welcome to the forum , that is one "battle damaged" helmet! Also it is fantastic that you picked it up from such an iconic battle ground. Good stuff! Leon.
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway
What can I say ......... lubberly!!
" When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "
Thanks for the reactions. I've added a pic of one of the vaguely vissible decals.