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German Officer Helmet Cover

Manufactured in the German Empire c.~1914-15.
Canvas, sheet steel and leather, used to cover a Pickelhaube’s shiny details in the trenches.
Although many nations still retained the use of archaic shiney helmet, right from the start of World War 1 they were provided with dull cloth covers to avoid being used as target. This type of camouflage was notoriously used by the French cuirassier who were also issued one for their namesake breastplates.