This is a Belgium Army M26 Adrian helmet which has been over painted black used as civil defence in World war 2 with its war time owners number and initials inside the rim clear to see.The helmet has no leather liner and has been completely painted black on the outside and on the inside also has the soldiers initials in white painted bold letters as well as scratched it does not have any rust at all really it has been very well cleaned and is a very solid shell perfect for display or any collection.These Belgium Adrian's are much rarer to find then the French ones this one along with some others come from a private collection in Bruges in Belgium a lot of them were used by the Belgium army during the battle in May 1940 and were taken after the surrender to the Germans where a lot of Belgium troops also some French and British troops surrendered in Bruges its self on the 26th-27th May and some of the helmets are civil defence and were used in Bruges during the war and occupation on the home front.
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German soldiers pile up Belgian weapons in Bruges after the surrender