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Article about: Hello , I need your thought for this helmet . Chinstraps have been added and do not belong to the helmet . There is a hole on the top of the helmet , a schrapnel or a grave helmet, perhaps .

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    Hello , I need your thought for this helmet . Chinstraps have been added and do not belong to the helmet . There is a hole on the top of the helmet , a schrapnel or a grave helmet, perhaps . Batch number is 4194 it is an ET 66 .
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    My guess would be a grave marker.
    D.
    "When 10 men tell you you're drunk, you better lie down."

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    Hi, yes, i think this is a well weathered grave marker helmet as well, good find. Leon.

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    Quote by real steel View Post
    My guess would be a grave marker.
    D.
    I agree. That hole displays none of the characteristics of a high velocity penetration from a fragment of shrapnel. The surrounding area of the shell is not distorted and I can't see any relevant colour change as is often associated with such. Also, the edges of the hole whilst jagged are straight in relation to the surface of the shell suggesting a solid support on the inside (wooden post maybe?) when the penetration occurred. A steel helmet is not an easy thing to bash a hole through and it takes a lot of force which probably accounts for the jagged outline if something like a pick-axe was used.

    It is a fairly poignant atrifact. Do you know where it was recovered?

    Thanks for showing.

    Regards

    Mark
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    Quote by Watchdog View Post
    I agree. That hole displays none of the characteristics of a high velocity penetration from a fragment of shrapnel. The surrounding area of the shell is not distorted and I can't see any relevant coulour change as is often associated with such. Also, the edges of the hole whilst jagged are straight in relation to the surface of the shell suggesting a solid support on the inside (wooden post maybe?) when the penetration occurred. A steel helmet is not an easy thing to bash a hole through and it takes a lot of force which probably accounts for the jagged outline if something like a pick-axe was used.

    It is a fairly poignant atrifact. Do you know where it was recovered?

    Thanks for showing.

    Regards

    Mark
    Thank You Mark ,
    Unfortunately I don't know where the helmet was recovered . If i remember well, helmets from dead soldier were destroyed with a pick axe and left on the cross of the grave .
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    Sure, if you look at the shape of the hole in the last picture, the lower right of the hole displays about 40% or more of a right angle or square shape similar to the point of a pick axe.

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    Mark
    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature with no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."

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