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    Strange spike-helmet (at least for me )

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    Found that photo today on a fleamarket. At home I looked closely to the spike-helmet and found it strange. Looks like there is a cockade or a hole in the middle of the eagle.

    Maybe it is just a photographic irritation, strange from this angle, but I can not remember to have seen that type of helmet before.

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    and the detail of the helmet:

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    Any comments are welcome as always.


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    The wappen seems a bit "exaggerated" because this is officer was from either the 1st Batallion or the Regimental Staff of the 1. Garde-Regt. zu Fuss. which had the SEMPER TALIS bandaeu above the plate and a fluted spike. All of the fittings (including the chinscales) are in silver. Here is a drawing from Didier Laine's reference book 'The German Army 1914".



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