1950's French Police Helmet -
This is a French Police helmet. As issued in the 1950's.
Very elegant design. Consisting of a black fiberglass shell. A metal enamel emblem is placed
in the front. The words "Police" and "FR" are part of the logo. Nultiple brass rivets secure the liner. Complete with a
leather chin strap. An Aluminum comb is placed on top. This design is reminiscent of the WWII German firefighter helmet.
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 liner consists of a series of cloth webs. The sweatband is made of Brown leather. some markings have been
applied with white paint near the crown.