Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.
"Be Humble and kind, for you may find that it was Odin you entertained"
A sad memento of a friend Doug but you have one of the rarest lids on the planet to remind you of that friendship !!
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
What a superb result but alas tinged with the loss of a friend, but the helmet will always be a sincere and valued memento of a friendship and the knowledge that another true officianado of the collecting world remains its custodian , my condolences to you Doug but also my appreciation for saving this true beauty of a rarity, possibly the first and last one we'll ever see
Great thread. Ultra Rae SS lid. Sad that the fine man passed. I'm glad it went to you, Doug. You own the best collection of helmets I've ever seen, and I show your wall o helmets to all my friends, they say woah! Thanks for sharing.
Fascinating thread - One I had missed! A great read.
"Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also."