This is a German soldier M16 helmet which is battle damaged with impact damage and with impact cracks,hole and splits . The helmet is in nice solid condition still fairly smooth to the touch with a lot of rust and a bit of rust damage the helmet has no leather liner or chin strap but is not braking up or falling apart. This helmet still has some small amount of original green paint work not clear to see it has been very well cleaned and is in relic but solid condition perfect for display or any collection and a rare helmet to get from the battlefield. This helmet was recovered from near the village of Chipilly on the battle of Amiens August 1918 battlefield and comes with A5 laminated information card.
On 8 August 1918, British and Imperial forces in co-operation with the French, launched a major attack against the Germans astride the River Somme, east of the city of Amiens. The stunning achievement on the first day of this battle was the beginning of the period known as the ‘Hundred Days’ (8 August – 11 November 1918) in which the battlefield successes of the armies of Britain, France, the United States and their allies finally forced Germany to sue for an armistice, which eventually led to the end of the war.
victory in the battle was achieved by a coalition of forces from several nations. Most prominent in the British Fourth Army’s attack were the Australian Corps and the Canadian Corps.
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