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Queen ( Belgian!) Elisabeth helmet

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Thise nice fellow came allong.

On my list since I was 13 years old....

I am using the sellers pic here, if all goes well I should have it by the end of the summer holliday.

 

 

 

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Never seen that before, take it to be Great War issue for the trenches or Snipers?

Look forward to more photos when it arrives,

Simon

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Hey Simon,

the helmet have been developed by the Belgian doctor Weekers, specialized in ophthalmology, and financed by Queen Elisabeth (the Belgian one!). It was ment to protect the entyre head (and eyes in particular) in a better way, and still be able to see the enemy.

By 1915 no more then probably 1000 where distributed.

The Americans had a more or less similar helmet, at that periode.

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Stuka,

Thanks for that info, looks in great condition and would be interested to see views of the liner and chin strap when you get it.

Great find, all the best

Simon

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My pleasure.

But I'll have to decieve you.

I got this one "cheap", because the liner and chinstrap are missing....

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Stuka : Queen Elizabeth , the consort of King Albert I was bavarian , daughter of Herzog Karl Theodor , The Duke was an ophtalmologist and cured many people with visual diseases . the sense of sight was for him nearly a obsession and a passion . his daughter appears to have the same preocupation . Nice helm , at first look i tought that it was for tankmen . 

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Nice helmet and not easy to find:thumbup:

Edited by Guy

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