German M-16 Helmet of the Leibkompanie, 1st Foot Guards Regiment
This is a World War I (1914-1918) German Model 1916 steel helmet of the Leibkompanie, 1st Foot Guards Regiment of Prussia. Featured on the left side is the black and white shield crest of the House of Hohenzollern, the Prussian royal dynasty, worn by the 1st Foot Guards Regiment. On the back is a large "L," denoting the Leibkompanie.1 The camouflage paint finish is of the type recommended by the German General Staff during the summer of 1918. It consists of patch fields of brown, yellow, and green separated by bold black lines to create a shadow effect.2 On the inside is an M-16 leather three-pad liner with leather band and chinstrap. The name Gefreiter (Corporal) Schunack is inscribed in white paint on the rear neck guard.
|Germany||World War I|
|Infantry Helmet||1916 — 1917|