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
There is ww2 footage of a young soldier at the end of the war wearing an m16 with chicken wire.There is in my book on stalingrad german soldiers in m16s on the approaches to stalingrad,so ironically im sure many m16s where camoed in all the ways in ww2 that the m35s where in the field,lv
Thankyou for your Information LV, makes me even happier to have this helmet!! Its always nice to have a unusual piece in a collection, something to look at and wonder about its history, and to know there is photo evidence of such helmets is even better! BTW what is your book on stalingrad called?
"The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)