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WWII British Civil Defense Zuckerman Helmet -
This is the type of helmet that was worn by the troops that manned the anti-aircraft guns. Employed by the British Civil Defense forces during WWII. They were tasked with defending the cities against the bombing raids executed by the Germans.

Dark gray steel construction. The liner was manufactured from leather. In this example it is attached to the helmet via the use of "sewn in" brackets. Some helmets had mars on them while others did not. The suspension is composed of canvis straps laced together with a shoe string.

The front of the helmet was stamped with information. Perhaps a unit number. Interest for these types of helmets by helemt collectors worldwide has increased over the last few years. As time passes these helmets are becoming more scarce.

The following are comments provided by one of out visitors:

" This is the Zuckerman helmet as issued originally, with the strung-onliner. "

Most modern military helmets saw their birth during World War One. The need to address the multitude of head wounds in the trenches was the foundation for the widespread development and deployment of helmets.

This section discusses several of the military helmets of the world.

The helmets from various armies came in a variety of designs. There were a large number of different types developed. In many cases the use of the spilled over into non-military applications such as police and civil defense. most of the helmets during WWI and WWII were constructed of a combination of metal and leather.

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The author is not aware that this type of headgear is currently being reproduced. However, there is no guarantee that it is not. in many cases it is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this headgear. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the collectible.

If you have an interest is seeing other British military helmets, you can do so by going to our British Military headgear identification guide. Where we cover multiple pieces.


The value for the British WWII helmets and other military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com . The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.

Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Value $70.00 $70.00 $80.00 $90.00 $90.00 $100.00 $110.00 $120.00 $130.00 $135.00 $135.00 $140.00
Availability Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium
Invest Grade C C C C C C C C C C C C

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