After the retreat of the Marne, around Reims, late September early October 1914. Column of prisoners of the Prussian Guard in Rilly-la-Montagne, driving on a good escort to the nearby station.
Dragoon France, 1914
Made c.1915 for France’s military helmet trials, based on the 1901-05 design of French illustrator Georges Scott, based itself on the Mle1872-74 dragoon helmet of which it utilises several parts including the front crest.
~1mm thick steel shell with brass fittings, crest and comb, with a leather lining and a cuir bouilli French cockade.
A prototype helmet introduced when the French army conducted early trials to replace the old red and blue uniform in the early 1900′s, Scott’s burgonet was inspired by Renaissance and modern cavalry helmets. It competed first against Detaille’s similar design and the Reseda cork helmet, and then during the war against the Adrian Mle1915 which ended up getting adopted instead.
Looks like it would have been an even better target for a sniper than a pickelhaube
On paper yes although to be fair literally all pre-WW1 helmet designs were issued cloth covers to be used in the trenches, so probably not.
I just can’t seem to find one for the French cuirassier helmet now that I’m looking for it, even though I know for a fact that it existed.
12th Regiment of Dragoon, France, 1914
Helmet Aviator of the Russian Empire,1914
Cuirassier receiving bread while on the march.
Armée Belge, 1914.
Sep 3 1914 “Mitrailleurs van het 7de Linieregiment poseren met hun honden | Machine gunners of the Belgian 7th Infantry Regiment pose with their dogs … Machine gunners identified by Jean Pecher as Krutwig and De Doncker. Photo by Jean Pecher.” https://t.co/DlkuYHcsQh https://t.co/Py5PjXOple http://twitter.com/ThisDayInWWI/status/1168924112426868736
IWM (Q 53206) “Belgian soldiers sit behind a barricade armed with rifles in a street in Louvain (Leuven) during the retreat to Antwerp” August 20 1914
IWM (Q 53205) “The Retreat to Antwerp. Belgian troops waiting for the enemy behind a barricade on the road during the defence of Louvain”
IWM (Q 53203) “The Retreat to Antwerp. Belgian troops guarding a bridge over a railway at Louvain”
French Cuirassiers 1914
French cuirassier mobilization,1914