its enough to make you weep!

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its enough to make you weep!

Post by gunner cooper » Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:08 pm

found this in one of my old Great war books

if only I had a time machine


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Post by edwin » Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:17 pm

I've seen similar pics before and I agree it seems such a waste now but that's offcourse with hindsight.

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Post by Gustaf » Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:49 pm

It was not a waste, it was required by the Treaty of Versailles for Germany to disarm, If millions of these helmets had not been destroyed, they would have the value of scrap now
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Post by aicusv » Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:42 pm

They appear to be all the M'18 helmet.
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Post by b.loree » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:19 pm

Well you taught me something there Gustaf.....I knew that such things as fighter planes and war ships had to be destroyed as a result of the Treaty but helmets???? Some poor Fritz with a pick and thousands of stahlhelme??? Hmmmm....another example of German efficiency...one pick strike one perfect hole und Kaput! Glad he did not get near my 2 stahlhelmes.
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Re: its enough to make you weep!

Post by mchap » Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:08 am

I had a helmet that appeared to be deactivated in a similar fashion.
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Re: its enough to make you weep!

Post by Blinker » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:29 pm

Great Picture! :o

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