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Normandy D-day M-1 helmet

Article about: by Jan How do you know itīs a D-day helmet ? As the saying goes, buy the item not the story.. Cheers Jan I never buy the story just the item. But colleville sur mere is on Omaha beach. I pro

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    Quote by Jan View Post
    How do you know itīs a D-day helmet ? As the saying goes, buy the item not the story..

    Cheers Jan
    I never buy the story just the item.
    But colleville sur mere is on Omaha beach.
    I probably should have saided the Normandy campaign.
    Because I will never know if it is 06/06 or+10 or +2
    chris

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    I hope you guys like it.
    chris

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    Nobody can say without province weather this lid took part in overlord or any other European battle?
    What can be said is it is a WWII era helmet picked up in a flea market in France.
    Nobody can say for sure whether it took part in any battle during the war.
    It could have been sent/taken to France after the war.
    Of course the complete opposite is possible, but there is no proof either way.
    Frankly, if it was being sold on ebay I would bid no more than I would for a FS FB with no chin straps.
    That being said, it is a nice salty helmet.

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    Maybe it was found in a barn ; )

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    The person that was selling the helmet was a farmer from Colleville sur mere that was selling some of his stuff.
    So I am sure this was a combat use helmet from Normandy.
    chris

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    Quote by cricketchris1944 View Post
    The person that was selling the helmet was a farmer from Colleville sur mere that was selling some of his stuff.
    So I am sure this was a combat use helmet from Normandy.
    chris
    Most likely it was but just admire it for what it is.
    Its a nice salty lid Chris.
    I would to get my hands on a few more M1`s.
    Cheers
    Nuno

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    Thank you guys.
    chris

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    Chris, I am not saying you are wrong.
    All I am saying is unfortunately there is no way of proving it was ever used in combat.
    Even if the farmer said he found it in a barn in Normandy, all you would have is a story.
    I am not saying it is not a nice helmet but I wouldnt pay a premium for it based on a story or where you purchased it.
    Basically I am saying: "just admire it for what it is.
    Its a nice salty lid."

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    Thank you.
    chris

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    so i know its late but anyone know of troops using what looks to be a green NCO stripe (original hand painted with black staff sergeant chevrons) was underneath korean war repaint, any ideas?

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