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The Zuckerman Helmet

Discussion in 'British WWII Uniforms and Equipment' started by vetwarner, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. vetwarner

    vetwarner New Member

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    Hi, I noticed this section of the forum hasnt got much going on yet, so I thought I could start by posting some british war clothing and medals info.

    The Zuckerman Helmet -

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    This funny looking helmet was Designed during WW2 for use by home-front workers in areas likely to be bombed. It is named after a government scientist called Solly Zuckerman.

    These simple shell helmets are quite plentiful, there is a slightly better modified version from the Dutch army that is a lot more scarce and collectible. The british helmet was merely laced together to an inner lining, whereas the dutch used post WW2 surplus helmets and riveted the lining in making a sturdier helmet.
     

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    Jim New Member

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    Officially called Civilian protective helmet but commonly known as the Zuckerman helmet. Rightly so vetwarner, they were issued to many home front forces such as the Fire guards, anti-aircraft guns, and land army Girls, just to name a few. Also these helmets were on sale to the general public for 5 shillings and sixpence (5s 6d) ... :thumb:
     

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