WW1 Prussian Helmet.; circa 1915; X001.28.6

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Raglan and District Museum

Name/Title

WW1 Prussian Helmet.

About this object

This is a Prussian early WWI 'Pickelhaub' leather helmet. Spike missing.

A large eagle emblem on the front of helmet reads: MIT GOTT FUR / KOENIG / UND VATERLAND (With God For King and Fatherland).
It is thought to have been brought back by Raglan men who fought in World War One.

Date Made

circa 1915

Medium and Materials

Leather and metal

Subject and Association Description

Helmets
Military uniforms
World War I



Object number

X001.28.6

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Raglan and District Museum Inc. 25 May 2009 00:53 AM,UTC

Thanks Uwe for your comment. You're right, as I'm unfamiliar with German I was reading the inscription in the wrong order. Now corrected.

Uwe 15 May 2009 01:07 AM,UTC

Your are missing a word in the German orginal. I guess it is 'Koenig', so the sentence will read

"Mit Gott für König und Vaterland"

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