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The Northern Ireland government believed that the Luftwaffe (German airforce) could not reach Belfast and left the city poorly protected against aerial bombardment.Belfast had too few air raid shelters, anti-aircraft guns and fire fighting equipment.In at least the past decade or two collectors of World War II British Airborne helmets have had the same fate befall them as did collectors of German Fallschirmjäger helmets much earlier.Reproductions of varying quality have increasing appeared on the market.Sample pages of the book are included at their web site.The only perspective missing in this superlative effort is a side-by-side forensic analysis of the genuine helmets compared with examples of the reproductions that unfortunately abound.As stated elsewhere in this blog, the demand by re-enactors has been one of the factors driving this situation.
Although not cheap, the book, as well as its companion volumes, has received extensive excellent reviews and accolades from collectors.The first being the Helmet Steel Airborne Troops (HSAT) MK II, and the second and third being copies/modification of the HSAT MK I.Full acknowledgement and gratitude being given to International Military Antiques and WAR The first example is reasonably self-evident as a reproduction.Belfast’s contribution to the war effort made the city a target for enemy bombers.Textile mills produced cloth and uniforms, Harland and Wolff worked on ships, Shorts produced aircraft and engineering firms made tanks and guns.
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