This is French Army artillery soldiers M1926 Adrian helmet semi-relic condition at very worst but very very bit scratched name and unit numbers on the inside rim all there and clear to see and being artillery rarer to find then the standard infantry ones .This helmet is unusual it has the artillery badge but inside the scratched markings say this is a soldier of the 4th section of the 7th company in the 95th Infantry Regiment so possibly this soldier was an artillery unit attached to the 95th or he switched units from the infantry to the artillery but kept the same helmet either way a rare item.This helmet still has most of its original green paint work with its original badge it is in very nice solid condition with no major damage it has some very light rust in places and some very small dents and knocks from use with no holes and has no liner or chin strap but does have black ink maker stamp inside but overall a nice example of this war time french helmet.This Adrian helmet 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.This is one of those French ones taken from French artillery soldier taken pow in the city 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