Auction Date: 29/07/2014 at 10am
WW2 German Pith Helmet: Good 2nd Type used original example with side Badges and complete with Liner and Strap. Pith helmets are lightweight cloth-covered helmets made of cork or pith. The German Afrika Corps (Deutsches Afrikakorps) utilized the pith, as did some German soldiers in Crete and other tropical regions. The WW2 German pith helmet was issued to all military branches and was worn primarily in non-front-line areas. Two patterns of the German pith helmet exist--1st and 2nd. The 1st pattern pith helmet was covered by a canvas material. The 2nd pattern pith helmet was covered by a felt material.