Untouched & Always Been Together Vietnam War USMC Helmet With Graffiti On Cover - Tet Offensive Period
A Vietnam war period United States Marine Corps helmet with graffiti written onto its camouflage cover by the Marine who wore it.
Graffiti scrawled onto the cover by the Marine who wore it includes on one side 'BUCKEYE STATE' (slang for Ohio) & also the unit markings of LSU 3/1' on side & rear. Opposite side has 'OHIO,Columbus' & what appears to be 'CHICAGO, ILLINOIS' . Cover shows exten... read more
WW2 British Large Capacity Medics Waterbottle 1942
Rare large capacity British medics waterbottle complete with cup & dated 1942.
These were issued to Stretcher Bearers & other field medical personnel & came with a fitted cup that could be utilised for treating wounded men.
A white WD broad arrow can be seen to the bottom of the bottle with another arrow to the metal cup which is also maker marked & 1942 dated.
Overall go... read more
WW2 German Normandy Camouflage Gas Mask Canister
A German three colour camouflage gas mask tin oversprayed in tan ochre, light green & brown as per those often referred to as in the Normandy camouflage scheme.
Although not necessarily confined to Normandy these colours are quite typical of those that have been encountered coming from the Normandy 1944 fighting with the three colours being in particular contrast on the bottom of the tin... read more
WW1 French 6th Infantry Regiment Officers ' New Style' Tunic 1915
A WW1 French infantry officers tunic based on the 'New Style' seen from Spring 1915 onwards.
This widely followed that of their British officer counterparts whose stylish large hip pocketed tunics did not escape attention from tailors all over France. This piece is made in gabardine & one of the first of the new style with features still reminiscent of the earlier 1913 style such as a ... read more
WW2 British Royal Engineers ' Roads & Verges ' Mines Sign
Rare sign which is a remnant from the Allied invasion of Europe & used by Royal Engineers during mine clearance .
Sign is stencilled ' Roads & Verges Clear To ___ Ft ' referring to how far the Engineers had cleared of mines. In the standard wartime stencilled format on sheet metal which is ridged at the edges for strength this sign is typical of those used in the immediate D-Day period ... read more
WW2 British Duffel Coat With Rare 1944 Date
Excellent example of the issue Duffle Coat seen extensively in use throughout WW2 by Army officers in the Desert & other theatres as well as by members of the Royal Navy. Made from a thick, coarse woollen material called 'duffle' this term comes from a town in the province of Antwerp, Belgium called 'Duffel' from where the material originates.
Front of coat has four wooden toggle fasten... read more
Sutton, Surrey Home Front - Air Raid Precautions Handbook No.8 - Duties of Air Raid Wardens 1938
ARP handbook that belonged to an ARP in the Sutton , Surrey area with handwritten annotations that pertain to an ARP post & also roads in which Air Raid shelters can be found with capacity for 50 people. read more
WW1 British '08 Entrenching Tool Carrier & Head 1917
Scarce WW1 British 1908 pattern entrenching tool carrier & head with WW1 date.
Webbing carrier is maker marked to the firm Mills, Wright & Sons with broad arrow & 1917 date. All stitching firm. E tool head is by 'BRADES' with a date of which the last digit is difficult to read however '191*' is clear so almost definately of WW1 or prewar vintage. read more
Uniforms & Equipment Of The British Army In WW1 - Steve Chambers
This book contains over 600 rare and never before published photographs of the British Soldier in World War I. The quality images selected were photographed in peace and wartime, in the studio and the field, and show in detail the service dress uniform, equipment and weapons in use by the British Army between 1900-1918. The chapters contain photographic postcards of: Infantry officers and other... read more