Long Range Desert Group 1942 - Imagine you are a young man, full of testosterone, and some joker comes up to you and says, "We will pay you to drive around in the desert in a chopped Chevy truck with a bunch of your friends, and shoot fascists with a Lewis gun. Oh, you also get to wear a pith helmet." How could you resist?
The Helmet of WWII 3rd Armored Division Commander Major General Maurice Rose. The only General Officer of WWII to die in frontline combat (shot by a Panzer commander in his Jeep) and the highest ranking soldier in the US army of the Jewish faith. [500x548]
museum-of-artifacts: Yuan Dynasty helmet, probably belonging to a high-ranking officer or general involved in the Mongol invasions of Japan in 1274. Invasion was unsuccessful due to typhoon which destroyed Mongolian fleet