This is a German Luftwaffe soldiers M40 helmet single decal with chicken wire and blue paintwork it is still covered in dirt from the recovery has been cleaned but would clean up more if you wanted to perfect for display or any collection. The helmet still has its Luftwaffe eagle decal visible on the inside it has a lot of paintwork as well but the very rare bit is the famous chicken wire still attached to it this rusty but solid and braking up or crumbling.The shell its self does have some rust holes in it but not many and a blast crack down one side but still a very solid relic and rare to get in such nice condition with paintwork from the battlefield. It was recovered in 2014 by an English digger in the Falaise Pocket on the Normandy battlefield of 1944. A very nice relic from the famous Normandy battlefield.
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The Falaise Pocket or Battle of the Falaise Pocket (12–21 August 1944) was the decisive engagement of the Battle of Normandy in the Second World War. A pocket was formed around Falaise, Calvados, in which the German Army Group B, with the 7th Army and the Fifth Panzer Army (formerly Panzergruppe West) were encircled by the Western Allies. The battle is also referred to as the Battle of the Falaise Gap (after the corridor which the Germans sought to maintain to allow their escape), the Chambois Pocket, the Falaise-Chambois Pocket, the Argentan–Falaise Pocket or the Trun–Chambois Gap. The battle resulted in the destruction of most of Army Group B west of the Seine river, which opened the way to Paris and the Franco-German border for the Allied armies.