This is a cracking battlefield found US soldiers M1 helmet which has been mounted on to a wooden base with thin perspex dome cover and has white snow effect allover the base and helmet.The dome is in nice condition no damage and is 19 inches wide in size the helmet its self again very nice condition relic with some green paintwork remains it has a impact or rust hole in to top and a few dents and knocks from use it is missing the bakerlite liner but the helmet is very solid not braking up and has been very well cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection and overall in fantastic condition for a battlefield find and in the display dome looks wonderful.The helmet was recovered from near the Elsenborn Ridge in the Ardennes Forest from the scene of the battle of the bulge in the winter of 1944-1945 a very nice and rare relic from this famous battle and Hitler's last big offensive of the war.It comes with a A5 laminated information card.
The Battle of Elsenborn Ridge was the only sector of the American front lines during the Battle of the Bulge where the Germans failed to advance. The battle centered on Elsenborn Ridge east of Elsenborn, Belgium. In this region, Elsenborn Ridge marks the westernmost ridge of the Ardennes rising more than 600 meters above sea level; unlike the upland’s further north, east and south, it has been extensively logged for agriculture. West of Elsenborn Ridge, where the land descends in gentle hills down to the cities of Liège and Spa, was a vast array of Allied supplies and the well-developed road network leading to the Meuse River and Antwerp. The Germans planned on using two key rollbahns or routes through the area to seize Antwerp and force a separate peace with the United States and Britain. Capturing Monschau, the nearby village of Höfen, and the twin villages of Rocherath-Krinkelt just east of Elsenborn Ridge, were key to the success of the German plans, and Hitler committed his best armored units and infantry troops to the area, including the 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend.