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Where did the veteran plate on the French adrian helmet come from?


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It is going to need a better focused photo I think - I can barely make anything out of that.

Chris

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Thanks

OK so I think this is a *Blank* veteran's plate. They would usually have a name /rank engraved on the space at the top.

They are relatively common judging by the number I see for sale -  but I am not entirely sure of their origins (ie if they were sold commercially or provided or...) I am sure someone will know.

Chris

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good morning,

Every French soldier had the right to return home with his helmet with the affixing of this plate.
It includes:

surname - first name
rank
Soldat de la grande guerre
1914 - 1918

michel

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Many veterans never applied their names onto the plate. Named one’s far rarer. 

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I have 4, all are unnamed but have definite signs of attachment. 

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