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Military Helmets373 of 634for tinlid, close up photo of stamp in Zukerman helmetBritish WWII First Aid Post steel helmet
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Posted 4 years ago


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British WWII Civil Defence helmet. This one is super rare; you are unlikely even to see one in a museum! Civil defence pressed fibre helmet, made due to steel shortage, many of these were made without the steel, however, this one has been reinforced with a shaped steel plate on the top, to add a little extra protection. LDW stamped on the chin strap, not sure if this is to id the owner with initials or to id the unit they belonged to.


  1. petey petey, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the love BELLIN68
  2. petey petey, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the love officialfuel, blunderbuss2, and PhilDavidAlexanderMorris
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Why so few, petey?
  4. petey petey, 4 years ago
    Not sure vetraio50, but possibly they were not popular, (I think I would have liked an ALL metal helmet) possibly because they were not in production for long, maybe just an experimental stop gap when supplies were short, and also possibly because those that were used were later thrown away, and the metal re used. Maybe a combination of all these.
  5. tinlid, 4 years ago
    A private purchase helmet, the company that made them were called Acme.
    Nice one.
  6. petey petey, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the info tinlid, yet again you come up trumps with useful info for me.
  7. petey petey, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the love walksoftly, and pw-collector
  8. petey petey, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the love miKKoChristmas11.

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