i kinda like the top one but i am not sure at all !!!
The chinstraps are Czech copies ( I was tricked by one of these as Carl Hepting was a maker but the wartime logo was different ) and the green paint would have convinced me if it had not also been on the inside dome - I think a post war reissue / repaint, now looking all of 50 years old!
" When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "
Postwar painted and looks like a bad strap but I'm distracted by the floral pattern tablecloth.
I agree with Doug, I might think the top one (M40) had a shot if the inside of the dome wasn't painted the same colour. Strap is certainly bad.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
All bad sorry.