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FRENCH MID 19th CENTURY SAPPEUR POMPIER "CAMPAGNARD" BRASS HELMET

THIS FRENCH MID 19th CENTURY SAPPEUR POMPIER “CAMPAGNARD” BRASS HELMET IS IN SUPERB CONDITION OVERALL AND COMPLETE WITH ITS LEATHER LINER AND ARTICULATED CHINSCALES – THE FRONTAL PLATE HAVING CENTRAL GRENADE WITHIN LAURELS SURMOUNTED BY A CASTLE WITH – Srs POMPIERS de CHATEAU DUN – EITHER SIDE

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE IS KNOWN FOR CREATING THE FIRST PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS KNOWN AS SAPEURS POMPIERS FROM THE FRENCH ARMY UNDER THE COMMAND OF ENGINEERS IN 1810 AND SAPEUR MEANS SAPPER AND REFERS TO THE FIRST OFFICIAL CORPS CREATED BY NAPOLEON – A MILITARY ENGINEER CORPS IT HAS ALLWAYS CONTINUED TO BE PART OF THE FRENCH ARMY

THIS FINE EXAMPLE WAS DONATED TO OUR BROADSTAIRS WATERLOO MUSEUM AROUND 1987 AND WAS ON DISPLAY THERE UNTILL DECESSIONED IN 1999 AND HAS BEEN IN STORAGE SINCE

ALL REASONABLE OFFERS WILL BE GIVEN CONSIDERATION – – – – – – – UK POSTAGE £20

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Price
£755
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