Irish Free state helmet

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Made by Vickers Ltd. A very poor quality helmet. Fewer than 6000 believed to be left in existence and I own three of them

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The Helmets Of Hate

Gott im fuppin Himmel! Louis Le Fronde writes: “This is the IRISH army in the 1930s, wearing German-style helmets. Subsequent British anti-Irish propaganda focusing on the helmets was a bit u…

Recruiting poster for the Volunteer Force, a reserve unit established in 1934 by Fianna Fáil. The Volunteer Force wore the Vickers helmets, along with a German-style field grey uniform. The regular army did not wear this type of uniform but did wear the helmets. (National Museum of Ireland)

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Vickers Armstrong Irish steel helmet 1927 | Collectors Weekly

Vickers Armstrong Irish steel helmet 1927 | Collectors Weekly

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The Helmets Of Hate

Gott im fuppin Himmel! Louis Le Fronde writes: “This is the IRISH army in the 1930s, wearing German-style helmets. Subsequent British anti-Irish propaganda focusing on the helmets was a bit u…