This is a cracking condition German M16 helmet which is in relic but solid condition rusty but not braking up the helmet has no liner the shell its self is in very nice condition but has 3 blast cracks in it 2 in the front and 1 in the back of it properly from an explosion during a battle.It is very RARE to find in such good condition with battle damage from the battlefield these days this helmet was recovered many years ago at passchendaele from the famous battle of 1917 .This helmet is perfect for display or any collection the helmet came from private collection in Belgium.
Passchendaele this small village five miles north-east of Ypres is the name by which the final stages of the Third Battle of Ypres is known. It is the name, along with the Somme, which has come to symbolise the Great War for many. The Third battle of Ypres was preceded by the attack on Messines ridge in June 1917. The main battle commenced on the 31st of July 1917, and stretched on until November the 10th, 1917.
The advance on Passchendaele, took place in October and November, the aim being to take the strategically important high ground of the Passchendaele ridge. The first battle of Passchendaele, on the 12th October, failed to take the village, and the second battle of Passchendaele lasted from the 26th of October until the 10th of November when the village finally fell to the Allies but at a very heavy cost.
German prisoners taken at Passchendaele in 1917
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