A MKII raw edge steel helmet. The helmet has inner leather strapping and a leather chin strap and buckle.
The first steel helmets were issued in 1916 when it became clear that many soldiers were dying from head injuries.
date: 1939-1945 WW2
max dimension: 310mm
subject area: Social Science
specific themes: War, Conflict, Uniform, Army, Men, Military
handling collection number: HC40
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