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ww1 Sun Helmets
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Published: September 2, 2015
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WWI Technical Reference Table

The sun pith is a dominant feature of European colonialism, endless photos or drawings of explorers, colonizers and
military have set the shape in our memory. The sun  pith helmet  was used to repair
the head and neck of pale Europeans from the rays of the tropical sun, did not secure any shelter from bullets
and very little even by the arms to cut. It was usually made of plant fibers, such as straw or cork and was covered
by a cotton fabric. Usually, for  camouflage reasons, it was Khakhy color or light bronze.
The sun pith in World War I were used in Africa, Middle East and also on the Macedonian front.



A deviantArtist:    stuartbates.deviantart.com/ , that is among the autors, advices for those interested  the site-theme:
www.militarysunhelmets.com
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scorpionlover42's avatar
Never realized there were so many different types until now. :) (Smile) 
AndreaSilva60's avatar
Colonialism was a long sunny season ;)
These were the old models, there would also be those of the second world war ...
scorpionlover42's avatar
I've got one of the old World War II models. Army surplus, I believe. I wonder if reproductions of those old colonial models are available. Wink/Razz 
AndreaSilva60's avatar
I've seen several old colonial Italian sun helmet mod 1889 sold on e-bay at 150 euro.
bogatyrkhan's avatar
Wow,I like sun helmets.
My mother's grandfather had a sun helmet quite similar to the British pattern 1895,and I used to play with it when I am a chilid.Unfortunately it's  fabric cover is heavily worn.
AndreaSilva60's avatar
What a pity! Is it the body build of cork?
bogatyrkhan's avatar
Yes,and the cork is also crumbling...there's nothing you can do for it.Waaaah! 
lanceirosdelrei's avatar
Hi
The Portuguese helmet has a minor problem. The little rectangles are the attachements of the lining. Usually, these would be covered by a stripe of gray felt. However, this drawing is based on an helmet that lost the stripe (a common thing, after 100 years).
Great drawings!
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Ok, you're right, I checked it :)

www.militarysunhelmets.com/wp-…

I'll mend it........   then  I see you're new on dA, so that welcome!!!!!!!!
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Pandaren-ChaplainHobbyist Traditional Artist
Such Imperialistic!
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Lol, true, the quintessence of the Imperialism :)
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fataFivena General Artist
 ...! ) so You know what I think looking at this )
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mmmmm, let me guess ......    :)
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If you want the full story on sun helmets then check out www.militarysunhelmets.com. We have also written books on the subject.

Cheers,

Stuart
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Wow, very cool, I've seen you are among the autors, thank you, very precious :)
manchild70's avatar
I like the Kabalak. It's rustic I think, and was improvised a lot of the time. I can't think of any other helmet that the ottoman army had on hand, it's all I see in the films.
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Oh yes, You are right, sometimes it was hand made by turkish soldier with a wrapped cloath 
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Hashashin619Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I notice a resemblance with the British Custodian Helmets, maybe British cops wear a similar helmet to honour their colonialist ancestors :D!
AndreaSilva60's avatar
Funny, it's quite the same :)  Also the traffic cop of Milano  have a kind of colonial helmet, similar to the italian one.
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Hashashin619Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really, didn't know that, always thought the British cops a bit different cause the Brits are in everything a bit different than the rest of the world :D
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I agree, I've been many time in UK, and I was always puzzled, there is a strange mix of antique and modern, and a love for national traditions that   is missing in my country
our traditions are strong but very local
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Hashashin619Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I also want to make a trip to England, it's a great country with amazing history, but not  i won't dare go to London, it's really expensive :|
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I really enjoied the Devonshire and the Cornwall, but it's pleanty of beautiness everywhere, and yes, very expansive :(
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