This is a rare battlefield find German soldiers Luftwaffe M40 helmet with near complete decal the eagle and swastika which is clear to see and is a nice solid helmet which is semi relic at worst still smooth to the touch all over other then the top. The helmet still with most of its dark blue paintwork on outside and on the inside all very clear on the inside there is a complete liner ring not relic at all and a maker stamp in the back of the helmet again clear to see. This helmet has been recovered up side down the top is rusty with a light surface rust and a couple of holes where the rest of the helmet which has not been buried at all has all its paintwork and markings and retains a lot of original colour it has been very well cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection and very rare to get from the battlefield in this condition.
The helmet was recovered from Monte Cassino the Italian battlefield of 1944 the helmet was recovered many years ago and has been in a local museum since which closed down in 2015.A very nice relic from the very famous Italian battlefield.
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