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This is an example of the General Service German pickelhaube with Prussian eagle. Helmets of this type were commona among German troops early in World War I. Trench warfare demonstrated a need for a more substanial steel helmet. The German phrase on the insignia translates to "With God, For King and Fatherland." The FR is for Frederick the Great, a Prussian king from 1740 t0 1786 and one of the most recognized military figures of the 18th Century.
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- German Pickelhaube. 1915. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm15138.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15138coll29/id/914. (Accessed October 14, 2019.)
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- (1915) German Pickelhaube. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm15138.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15138coll29/id/914
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