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French Adrian helmets 1915

Article about: Hi to all, I share with you my small collection of French Adrian helmets of WW1. Some are complete with liner, but I think they are still in good condition; I'd like to know your opinions. g

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    Hi to all,
    I share with you my small collection of French Adrian helmets of WW1.
    Some are complete with liner, but I think they are still in good condition; I'd like to know your opinions.

    greetings
    Roberto

    1-Infantry helmet in origin "bleu horizon", at the beginning of the war painted in darker blue because it is too visible.

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    2-Infantry helmet dark green painted and used by Italian Army.

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    Default Artillery helmet light green painted.

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    Nice mate..such an iconic helmet

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    This helmet was given to the veterans of the Great War as a souvenir.

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    A fantastic group of helmets, they all look great and are getting harder to find in a good and complete condition. It's annoying to see the shells being sold without the badges as well as all the repro badges on the market to desirable units/armies.

    Any idea why one of the artillery helmets is black? I've also associated black helmets with the police but they usually have the flaming bomb badge.

    Tony

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    Hi Tony,
    what you say is true, after 100 years it is difficult to find beautiful something, complete with liner and badge.
    I know well these helmets, but are not very knowledgeable about their color, for the black helmet, I can tell you that appears repainted at the time, because under it's colored in "classic" blue.
    I do not know if the black was the color of some artillery specialties or to make it less visible, in fact the original blue was a real blessing for the German snipers.
    I also noticed that the "plaquette souvenir" helmet, was blue and it was subsequently repainted in black, could perhaps be a veterans habit?
    Maybe someone is able to deepen this aspect.

    Roberto

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    Hello

    Very nice collection

    Usualy black was used by fireman as mentioned by Ynot. Sometime it was red too. either the wholme helmet or just the insigna.

    Many helmets were also refurbished for the "defnse passive" in 1940 and theyr just reused what they had in hand.

    All the best

    Bruno

    Ps: an example of mine for north African troups

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    Thanks Bruno,
    for your comments and for more information!

    Cheers
    Roberto

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