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French Army Shako

Article about: I wasn't sure where to post this one. But given that it is a design of Shako which pre-dates WW1 and is still in use, I thought it might sit well in here. It is a French Shako of the Ecole S

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    I wasn't sure where to post this one. But given that it is a design of Shako which pre-dates WW1 and is still in use, I thought it might sit well in here. It is a French Shako of the Ecole Speciale de Saint-Cyr Military Academy. The condition of the helmet is absolutely superb. There are only two or three spots of slight moth damage where the nap of the cloth has gone. All the patent-leather is free from damage, with just slight crazing to the peak. There is a makers stamp inside... ETs J BARRAU - PARIS - 6.8.10 CITE RIVEBIN. It isn't modern - I am reliably informed that the post-war (WW2) helmets have been made with plastic components for quite a while. It certainly looks very impressive!

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    Last edited by HARRY THE MOLE; 09-20-2015 at 05:33 PM.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Bloody hell i wondered what had happened to our parrot!...... That's a nice find Steve!....
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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    Quote by Gunny Hartmann View Post
    Bloody hell i wondered what had happened to our parrot!...... That's a nice find Steve!....
    Its really the wife's feather duster, the parrot got buried. The feathers are actually back-to-front. But when they are on the 'proper' way around they cover the helmet plate.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    very nice indeed steve

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    A very nice acquistion. I have always liked these shakos, especially with the plume.

    BobS

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    French flamboyance at it's best! An Excellent find!
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    a great looker.

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