This is a German Soldiers m42 Helmet, with liner rim with chin strap holders and has green paintwork remains and covered in dirt from the recovery the helmet is rusty but solid and rare to get in such nice condition with paintwork from the battlefield. It was recovered a good few years ago around the area of Moissy Ford 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.