About the invention and introduction of the Pickelhaube in Prussia

Sandmann

Member
Dear friends,
today I‘d like to share the results of my research about the invention and introduction of the Pickelhaube in Prussia.
Much has been written about it, unfortunately also contradicting or sometimes only poor information were available. That’s why I wanted to find more informations about this period and I found my sources in german newspaper articles from mid-19th century. My idea behind this was that the journalists at the time, due to their knowledge and good networking, surely learned a lot about the new helmet and wrote it down.
As a result, I was able to confirm a lot of knowledge but also get some (at least for me) new informations :)

About the invention and introduction of the Pickelhaube in Prussia

If anybody is interested in my sources, the excerpts from the german articles, please write a PM.
 
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pebceb

Member
Super. I really appreciate you taking the time to do this. And of course many other countries were envious and either adopted or "copied (with slight alterations)" the Pickelhaube.

Cheers.

Peter
 

Tony without Kaiser

Departed
Staff member
I think that researching through the use of period journalistic articles is an innovative and very clever approach that I’ve never heard of before. Nice work.
 

b.loree

Administrator
Staff member
Well done Sandy, obviously, a great deal of research work was involved. Thank you for all your efforts!
 

JohnS3rd

Member
Sandy,
Thank you for uncovering the story behind the pickelhauben in Europe.
Best regard,
John
 
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