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MK II Helmet, bitish or Belgian ?
Old 09-03-2019, 02:23 PM   #1
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Hello, i just found this helmet, Is this MK II helmet a british one with belgian chinstrap and liner or a pure belgian ?
No traces of a belgian flag.
The marking is not easy to see, looks like OMC..
If british is the paint original british ?
Thank you for your opinions.




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Old 09-03-2019, 07:57 PM   #2
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Your helmet is a Greek MkII. It originally started life as a British MkII. After World War 2 many British and Italian Helmets were refurbished with new liners, chin straps, and sometimes new paint. Most of the refurbishments happened in the early to mid 1950s. If you google Greek MkII, You should haven trouble finding more information about your helmet. I hope this helps.
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Old 09-03-2019, 11:53 PM   #3
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Thank you, i don't know why, i was focused on Belgium.
Is the paint british or Greek ?
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Old 09-04-2019, 10:47 AM   #4
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Hi,

the paint is Greek, and as already stated, post-1953. I have written an article about the refurbishing of Greek MkII and M34/39 helmets on my website. I hope you 'll find it interesting!

https://ww2militaria.weebly.com/gree...i-helmets.html

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Old 09-04-2019, 02:51 PM   #5
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Hello thanks for the opinions. Also thank for the article, i have only a few infos about Greek militaria...
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