This is a German soldiers M35 helmet which nearly complete but very heavly rusted with rust holes down one side especially. The helmet has battle damage around the back edge.This helmet shell still with some very small original green paintwork remains not that clear to and not a lot of paint left at all it is rusty and pitted but is very solid and not braking up or falling apart at all it has been very well cleaned it is perfect for display or any collection. The helmet was recovered from Death Valley near Hill 112 battle part of operation Epsom on the Normandy battlefield of 1944.
The capture of Caen and Carpiquet at the same time was followed immediately by renewed attacks west of the city in order to capture the high ground between the Odon and the Orne, to encircle Caen from the south, and above all to continue to engage the main German force so it could not block an American breakout to the south. This time the attack was on a broader front with no fewer than six divisions: the 49th and 50th attacked south to Hottot, the 59th attacked south to Noyers, the 15th Scottish was to attack Evrecy, an objective of EPSOM, followed by the 53rd, and in the first attack the 43rd Division was to capture Hill 112 and Maltot on 10th July 1944.
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