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Battle damaged SS Single decal M40 from Normandy

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    Beautiful helmet, Ade. That liner is making me sad! What is red rot exactly, some kind of fungus?


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    Hi Ade a nice Quist M40, a poignant and memorable helmet!

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    Hi Guys, thanks for the comments.

    Red Rot is down to a problem caused when the leather was originally tanned. Nothing can be done....

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Hi Doug, I know you and Frank et al like to know lot numbers for your database. Just taken a look and it appears to be DN304.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Ade i don't know how i missed this first time around another wonderful piece of Battle history
    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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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Hi Doug, I know you and Frank et al like to know lot numbers for your database. Just taken a look and it appears to be DN304.

    Cheers, Ade.

    Thanks very much Ade! Again, wonderful helmet. I have yet to find one with a newspaper inside it, something every helmet collector would love to have!

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    Cracking lid Ade, fantastic to have some background to the item too. Just adds to the value for me (in a collector's way of appreciation that is!), so a very special lid indeed. Fascinating to have the newspaper present too, just a damn shame about the "red-rot". Thanks for sharing it with us all.

    Regards,

    Carl

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