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    Michel

    welcome Michel, there is a great number of folks who here ( i am not one) who really know their history it is enjoyable to wade thru the postings and learn
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    Prussian Ersatz Cork Helmet

    great helmet ....congratulations
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    2 quick questions

    Thank You Chas, i had asked a friend of mine who speaks a little dutch but he did not know. I would not have thought that was how it was prounounced. i like that tool , i've never seen that before. Leave it to Mr. Tony to have info on this hes a regular dynamo with this field. i have only seen...
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    2 quick questions

    Hello Gentlemen i just have two questions 1. how do you pronunce YPRES is it epre, epress, yyiprees and 2. is it my imagination or are the shapes of the british brody helmets slightly different, some appear to have a flatter helmet bowl almost with a more narrow brim some look to be more round...
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    Websites of Interest

    great resource material thank you all,...I'm still on my quest ...joerookery do you still have a contact for the owner?
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    American picklehaube

    yes i see that now , thanks... i went to an olive oil factory in northern italy last october it is mechanized now but back in those days it must have been super labor intensive and a large part of the economy so if everyone is toiling with the olives and drinking wine they may be less inclined...
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    An American Pickelhabe

    i'm wondering if this photo is of Fuger from the battle of Gettysburg a friend of mine was telling me about him when i was talking about ...what else , ...picklehaubes. Fuger was an artilleryman who played a key role in the Union victory there if i'm not mistaken he was awarded the Medal of...
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    American picklehaube

    if i recall it goes back to the roman or greek times ....extend the olive branch
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    American picklehaube

    Thank you it was very interesting i did not know that about the eagles head being turned for war or peace, now that would be a great find, thanks again
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    American picklehaube

    Gentleman i'm sure there is a thread on this subject in the archives. Maybe someone could shed some light on this for me i understand there was an American picklehaube for a few short years for parade dress only ? Is it true it fell out of favor when the franco-prussian war started? they must be...
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    1915 picklehaube

    ebay seems to be the major source of picklehaubes i'm not a real big fan of it but that is where most of them pop up. i have found a few sites which have some helmets but none of the tin or steel ersatz. i'm going to keep searching i have covered most of the army navy stores in my area and i...
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    1915 picklehaube

    I cannot belive the depth of knowalge you guys have on this subject ...you read about the Great War( i'm just finishing up a great read called Europes Last Summer) and then you take it home by the events which occured and the decisions made on what requirements were issued on basic outfitting...
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    1915 picklehaube

    Outstanding pictures, Thank You...i think i really like these also. I figured they would be more expensive. I'm going to keep searching for one....I had read that the import of leather became a problem once the war started so kitchen wares companies started to produce the metal helmets but your...
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    1915 picklehaube

    First off i have to say again... this is a great hobby. I'm really enjoying reading about these helmets i'm starting to narrow down what i would like to get. I was wondering if anyone could elaborate on the 1915 metal picklehaubes that were made by the utensil companys are they common? are they...
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    new member introduction

    that looks great i cant wait to see it on the big screen
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