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M42 helmet with sauerland decal

Article about: This helmet belongs to a mate of mine. He tells me that it has been knocking around his family for 40 years plus. I sent an image to the Imperial War Museum, the currator of uniforms and equ

  1. #41

    Default Re: M42 helmet with sauerland decal

    Due to the fact that it isn't a Sauerland helmet just a messed with relic !!
    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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  3. #42

    Default Re: M42 helmet with sauerland decal

    so it's just a preaged decal?

  4. #43

    Default Re: M42 helmet with sauerland decal

    compared to the one featured on the site on page 1, the decal and rust look to be of the right age. but then again the decal had been faked for a long time and fakers are getting rather good.
    Attachment 401685

    and the decal
    Attachment 401686


  5. #44

    Default Re: M42 helmet with sauerland decal

    This fourm just died out...

  6. #45

    Default Re: M42 helmet with sauerland decal

    An update, I had a chance to examine one of the "known" real ones, the one on Kelly's Hicks site. I don't want to reprint the entire article I did at GHW as its very extensive but here is the link

    I believe it to be real and I like the one that started the thread as well from the limited pics provided.

  7. #46

    Default Re: M42 helmet with sauerland decal

    Saw that. Good to know there is some real ones out there!

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