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Offline ScottG

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WWI Italian Helmet
« on: May 17, 2017, 09:39:06 PM »
   I have now doubled the size of my WWI Adrian helmet collection. I have gone from one to two! My Great Uncle Eddy (Eduardo Avedano) was an Italian Soldier on the Isonzo Front in WWI, so in honor of his service and the centennial I bought this helmet. It is in pretty nice shape for being 110+ years old and it looks great next to my French Adrian.    Scott.
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Re: WWI Italian Helmet
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 10:58:26 PM »
Nice!  The French were the first modern army to introduce a protective helmet in the form of the "Adrian". So, is the Italian version simply an Italian-made straight copy, or do they differ? ("RF" plate aside)
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Re: WWI Italian Helmet
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 12:39:31 AM »
  They were made in France but as you said, without a shield. Just like the French, the liners vary. They are a green color vs. the horizon blue or brown of the French. They are also generally less expensive than their French cousins.    Scott
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Re: WWI Italian Helmet
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 01:51:56 AM »
  They were made in France but as you said, without a shield. Just like the French, the liners vary. They are a green color vs. the horizon blue or brown of the French. They are also generally less expensive than their French cousins.    Scott

Gotcha! Ok...thanks Scott.
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Re: WWI Italian Helmet
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2017, 05:28:37 AM »
Nice pick-up Scott.  Although I do not collect WW I items I have always liked the looks of a Adrian helmet.

 

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