Sun Helmets

Some articles on helmets, sun helmets:

Pith Helmet - Use in The Twentieth Century
... Pith helmets were widely worn during World War I by British, Turkish, Belgian, French and German colonial troops fighting in the Middle East and Africa ... Helmets of this style (but without true pith construction) were used as late as World War II by Japanese, European and American military personnel in hot climates ... Included in this category are the sun helmets worn in North Africa by Italian troops, South African Army and Air Force units and Germany's Afrika Korps, as well as similar helmets ...

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