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Nice M1 fixed bales with French inscription in the liner

Article about: Hi guys, I just added this sweet front seam / fixed bales M1 to the collection and I wanted to show you. I've been looking for months for a nice one like this, it's my first M1 helmet. There

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    Hi guys, I just added this sweet front seam / fixed bales M1 to the collection and I wanted to show you.

    I've been looking for months for a nice one like this, it's my first M1 helmet.

    There is a nice detail : I'm French and on the liner someone engraved in French "mon coeur" which means my heart=my love
    Did you ever see such inscriptions ? What could it be for you ? From a GI French girlfriend ? Helmet would be from a French resistant ? I would love to know more about it's possible history

    Nice M1 fixed bales with French inscription in the liner

    Nice M1 fixed bales with French inscription in the liner

    Nice M1 fixed bales with French inscription in the liner

    Nice M1 fixed bales with French inscription in the liner

    Nice M1 fixed bales with French inscription in the liner

    Nice M1 fixed bales with French inscription in the liner

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    Bonjour Buck!
    Lovely example with a lovely personalisation... alas, we will never know the reason and sentiment behind the engraving, but I like the girlfriend idea...

    Splendid find!
    Bob

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    Nice pick up and a good looking helmet. Do you have any pictures of the chinstrap buckles and of the leather chinstrap? Who is the maker of the liner?
    Sorry I can’t help with the inscription. The helmets looks to be a McCord

    Marty
    Fortune favors the brave 644th td

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    Great helmet and condition, don't forget the Free French forces were issued M1's as well during the war.

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    Thank you guys, yes it's in really nice condition, here are some additional pictures for you, the liner is a Firestone
    Nice M1 fixed bales with French inscription in the liner

    Nice M1 fixed bales with French inscription in the liner

    Nice M1 fixed bales with French inscription in the liner

    Nice M1 fixed bales with French inscription in the liner

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    A very nice helmet!
    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'.... 'A Salford Pal: Pte Thomas Jay.'

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    Another great piece of history.. Thanks' for posting the pictures, Buck.

    As for the engraving, I second the girlfriend theory.

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