WW2 Manitoba Volunteer Reserves Wedge Cap. Hand made, machine sewn, period colored wedge cap with 2, WW2 Canadian brass buttons to the front. No hooks to the sides as found in regulation wedge caps, but rather all pieces of material are sewn together to form the cap. Flat, red colored material is sewn into the top of the cap to act as piping. A dark blue heavy cotton material acts as the sweatband, with no grommets to the sides of the cap. No label or visible markings.
WW2 British Issue Paratrooper’s Helmet. Complete with issue chinstrap, and helmet netting. Maker marked “BMB” and dated 1944 to the leather sweatband. missing interior horsehair pad. Leather liner is in good condition with some wear and staining. Foam padding is complete and still retains most of the softness. Outer shell appears to have a later post war, 1952 repaint in dark green. Leather liner shows a period hand written name and service number, with the number “7324” to the interior of the shell.
Battle Field Found German M17 Transitional Helmet. In it’s original field green paint with the WW2 German decal in place and original to the helmet. Liner an chinstrap are in place, with the leather being worn and aged hardened from time. Large amount of damage to the top of the helmet, possibly from the effects of a trench mace. A very nice display item showing heavy war time use.