This is a British soldiers Mark 2 Brodie Helmet which is maker marked and dated 1938 which is very nice condition still with what looks like all of its original green paintwork nice and clear to see but has been partly over painted post war possibly as a children's play helmet it is missing its leather liner but does have its original chin strap which is in lovely condition not damaged. The helmet still has both its chinstrap holders which are both dated 1938 the helmet is not relic it has no rust and no holes it is in very solid condition and retains a lot of its original colour and has been very well cleaned it is perfect for display or any collection and a very nice example of this famous helmet which with the right work and parts could be restored to its former look. The helmet was found years ago in a brocante shop in Dunkirk left after the evacuation It has now come from the private collection which it has been in for many years since it was found a very nice and rare relic from the Dunkirk pocket of 1940.
The Battle of Dunkirk took place in Dunkirk, France, during the Second World War between the Allies and Nazi Germany. As part of the Battle of France on the Western Front, the Battle of Dunkirk was the defence and evacuation of British and Allied forces in Europe from 26 May – 4 June 1940.
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