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H2376 CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Armour helmet


Department

  • Cultures and Histories

Brief description

  • Pickelhaube with shortened spike. Brass front plate, fittings and crown spike. Front plate is a coat of arms design of an eagle crowned displayed, maintaining in its claws an orb and a scepter. The motto reads "MIT.GOTT.FUR.KOENIG.UNT.VATERLAND."

Subject Notes

  • A legacy of the early nineteenth century, the leather German pickelhaube was found unsuitable for the demanding conditions of trench warfare offering no protection against shrapnel. Both Commonwealth and German forces introduced steel helmets after 1916.

Details

  • Registration number: H2376
  • Classification: CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Armour helmet
  • Name or title: Prussian infantryman's pickelhaube
  • Production place: Germany
  • Production date: Pre 1918
  • History and use: A legacy of the early nineteenth century, the leather German pickelhaube was found unsuitable for the demanding conditions of trench warfare offering no protection against shrapnel. Both Commonwealth and German forces introduced steel helmets after 1916.
  • Country: Germany

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