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
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.
The author is not aware that this type of headgear is currently being
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
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.