Balaclava Helmet, knitted khaki wool

Catalogue number
  • UNI 12835
Department
Exhibits
Materials
  • whole: wool
Dimensions
  • Crown: Width 17 cm
  • whole: Length 31.5 cm, Width 20.5 cm
Alternative names
  • full name: Balaclava Helmet, knitted khaki wool
  • simple name: headdress: British
Category
uniforms and insignia

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Label

The balaclava helmet had, like its name suggests, origins back to the Crimean War of 1854-56 and was a practical addition to the soldier's cold weather supplementary clothing.

Physical description

Balaclava helmet Knitted balaclava helmet made of khaki wool.

History note

The balaclava helmet had, like its name suggests, origins back to the Crimean War of 1854-56 and was a practical addition to the soldier's cold weather supplementary clothing.

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