Helmet, M1, Firestone Liner, 1ère Armée française, 1944-1945
Amazing genuine WWII US M1 helmet, front seam and fixed bales, manufactured by McCord, illegible shell number. Original canvas chinstrap with steel buckle and hook. The 1804 Napoleonic flag has been painted on the right-hand side, indicating that the present helmet saw service with troops of the 1ère Armée française (1st Free French Army) in 1944-1945; some hardly legible inscription has been engraved on the same side, while motto Honneur d'abord (Honor First) adorns the front of the shell.
Comes with its original liner, manufactured by Firestone, complete with khaki cotton web suspension and neckband, russet leather sweatband, green A washers and leather chinstrap.
Scarce homogeneous set, in good overall condition.
The historical artifacts for sale at PARATROOPER’s are intended for collectors, history enthusiasts, historians and museum curators.
These items do not glorify or promote any of the political, ideological or racial opinions related to the global conflicts that bathed the 20th century in blood.
Besides, we remind you that Article R.645-1 of the French Penal Code establishes fines applicable to fifth class contraventions (except in the specific cases of a filming, show or exhibition which refer to historical events) for any individual who wears a uniform, insignia or symbol reminiscent of those worn by members of the various organizations declared criminal in application of Article 9 of the Charter of the International Military Tribunal annexed to the London Agreement of August 8, 1945 – SS, SD, Gestapo, Nazi leaders (the Führer, the Reichsleitung, the Gauleiters and their main collaborators, the Ortsgruppenleiter, the Zellenleiter and the Blockleiter), or reminiscent of those worn by any person found guilty, by a French or International Jurisdiction, of one or several crimes against humanity established by Articles 211-1 to 212-3 or mentioned in Law No. 64-1326 of December 26, 1964.
The Code provides additional penalties, including the confiscation of the items used or intended for committing the offence.