This is a French Army M26 Adrian helmet used by soldier of the 68th Infantry Division which is missing its badge and has a impact hit it has bent in the middle. The helmet has no leather liner or any of its original paintwork looks like it might of been in a fire overall is in nice condition the impact is dents on both sides of the helmet it has been very well cleaned and is a very solid shell perfect for display or any collection. This Adrian helmet worn by a soldier of the 68th Infantry Division recovered in craywick a Village west of Dunkirk defended by them during the evacuation in June 1940.The helmet comes with a A5 laminated information card with pictures.
The 68th Infantry Division recovered in craywick a village west of Dunkirk town itself defended by them during the Dunkirk pocket this was a battle part of the perimeter around the port stopping the German advance during the evacuation of May-June 1940.
The 68th Infantry Division was formed on the 16th January 1940 in Dunkirk. It fought Campaigns at the Battle of the Scheldt Estuary and Battle of the North the Division was part of perimeter defence of Dunkirk and captured at Dunkirk on 4 June 1940. Its final command post at Dunkirk. Subordination: XVI Corps of the Admiral-North.
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