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Title Home Service artillery officer's helmet ball, gilding metal
Nationality British
Period c 1871 on
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This was worn by gunner officers on the blue cloth helmet in full dress up till 1914, following the influence of the Prussian army, who, victorious in the 1870-71 war against France, set the trend in uniform for the next generation. The Prussian artillery wore a ball on their helmet from the mid-19th century through till 1918.

Sadly, only 10% of the gilding remains, but it is a useful spare part all the same.

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[Militaria : Headdress : British : 19th Century]

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