TANK BATTLE, THE SOMME 1916 GERMAN HELMET

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WW1 GERMAN STEEL HELMET. PICKED UP FROM THE BATTLEFIELDS. TYPICAL 1920′S-30′S SHOP PURCHASE SOUVENIR FROM THE TOURS OF THE BATTLEFIELDS ORGANISED IN FRANCE AND BELGIUM FOR THE FAMILIES OF LOST WW1 BRITISH SOLDIERS. A COTTAGE INDUSTRY OF TRENCH ART ITEMS AND ART-WORK HELMETS SUCH AS THIS SPRANG UP. WITH A WELL DONE IMAGE OF A BRITISH TANK WITH -1916, AND THE SOMME. WITH POPPIES TO THE SIDES. THE HELMET A SIZE 66 GERMAN HELMET WITH SHRAPNEL IMPACT DAMAGE TO THE TOP AND DARK BLACK OVERALL PATINA. SLIGHT WEAR TO THE ARTWORK.