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Article about: Hello i recently ordered a helmet cover for my m18, the shop advertised the earlier model with string tightening but what came instead was this later clip attachment one, so i was wondering

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    Hello i recently ordered a helmet cover for my m18, the shop advertised the earlier model with string tightening but what came instead was this later clip attachment one, so i was wondering if it works for my ww2 kit or i need to get the other one, since i heard conflicting answers and some said the clip attachment covers were post war and some that they were issued mid/late war already.
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    Hello

    As far as I am informed, Switzerland was and is neutral and was never involved in WW2. It is therefore a little difficult to speak of pre-, early-, late- or post-war when there was no war there.

    These helmet covers were introduced in 1943 and were worn between 1943/44 and 1957.
    There were two versions. One with elastic bands and one with a pull cord all the way around.

    Regards.

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    Yes i meant ww2 as time period ofc, i was just asking because i always see the elastic band/tightening string covers in most period pics from ww2 era so i was just curious when did the metal hook attachment come to use as there is no mention of it anywhere.

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    Hi

    I am assuming that the early variant is the one with the pull cord. Revised earlier shako covers also have a pull cord.

    The cover with the rubbers and hooks might have come later, although I don't know of an introductory year for this.

    However, the later reference to the combat suit 70 still has hook fastenings. Hence my assumption.

    Regards

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    Quote by Sleepwalker View Post
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    As far as I am informed, Switzerland was and is neutral and was never involved in WW2.
    ...
    Switzerland was never involved in WW2 ? ...
    Are You really that sure ? ...

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    wasn't Switzerland neutral? Has Switzerland declared war or got war declared? Was she involved in any fighting?

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    Hello, S.,

    Switzerland was involved behind the curtain, for example, financially ...
    And, Switzerland was involved in combat action indeed.

    Best regards,
    R.

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