This is a German soldiers brass pickelhaube complete badge.The badge is in fantastic condition for its age it is in relic but very solid condition the brass has turned green after 100 years in the ground but very rare to find so complete one of the most iconic German items from ww1.The badge was recovered from on The Somme battlefield in 2016 from the Village of Longueval the area that saw heavy fighting in the summer of 1916 and is a very nice and rare relic from the famous Somme battlefield.
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The battle for Delville wood and the village of Longueval started on the 13th July 1916 and latest to the 6th September 1916 when the last infantry action for the British control of the whole wood and the village.
Delville wood and Longueval remained in the first line until the 15th September and under the fire of the German artillery until the German retreat on the Hindenburg Line in February 1917. So, many British and Australian soldiers were killed or wounded in this sector during this period. Delville Wood and its edges, Longueval village and its western approaches, Brewery trenches on the Eastern edge of the wood, Tea trenches at the north of the wood, Waterlot Farm until the 3rd August (The farm was then concerned by the fighting for Ginchy and Guillemont), the orchards at the North of the village (Orchard Trench) and the eastern part of Wood Lane (which connected Delville Wood and High Wood)