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WWII GERMAN 'COAL BUCKET' HELMET, 1935
This Helmet was picked up in the area of Normandy shortly after June 6th 1944 by Ronald Cass (Flight Engineer or Pilot) after land had been recaptured from the Germans.
He kept the item together with a Bayonet (Item A0496) and donated it to the Museum in 2003.
It is a Standard M1935 model originally painted Olive Green, then painted black later during the conflict, and has a single Decal to the left of the German Eagle over a Swastika.
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- More popularly known as a "coal scuttle" helmet due to the similarity in shape with the container traditionally used to store coal next to a fireplace.
.......... Andy Jackson, Sanderstead, Surrey, 7th of August 2012