This is a rare 2nd Pattern British Brodie Helmet it is a relic and has no liner but a nice find from the battlefield. The helmet is rusty but still in very solid condition it does have a few small rust holes on the top of it but the very rare bit has some green paint remains still on it.This is very rare to get such a nice solid Brodie helmet which would have been used by an Australian or US solider from the battlefield as they normally now just brake up when they are found due to rusting away as they were not as well made and thinner metal then other helmets.This helmet was recovered a few years ago recovered from the 1918 battlefield at Le Hamel in France a very iconic relic from this very famous battle
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The Battle of Hamel (4 July 1918) was a successful attack by Australian Army and US Army infantry, supported by British tanks, against German positions in and around the town of Le Hamel, in northern France, during World War I. The attack was planned and commanded by Lieutenant General John Monash, commander of the Australian Corps and Australian Imperial Force.
Australian and American troops dug in together during the Battle of Hamel.