1871 pattern brass 4th Dragoon Guards trooper helmet. The 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards, affectionately known as the "Mounted Micks," saw action with the heavy brigade in the Crimea, participating in the charge at Balaclava in 1854. Later they fought under Lord Wolseley at the Battle of Tel el-Kebir.
While pickelhaubes are mostly associated with Germany, they were widely adopted by other armies in the and early centuries. This British 1902 helmet was from the uniform of the Somerset Light Infantry regiment.
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