A very historic and interesting helmet to say the least! Helmet is in excellent untouched original condition and is named in the liner. I think this is DAK (German Army North Africa) and not tropical due to the heat impacts on the paint finish, I have only seen this on Australian vet bought back DAK helmets.Helmet has an army decal (hard to see under paint) and 1940 dated liner band. There where Jewish units serving in the British army prior to the formation of the Jewish Brigade in 1944. The following information is interesting. Jewish units fought with the British army in Greece in 1941; 100 Palestinian Jews were killed there and 1,700 captured by the Germans. On August 6, 1942, the British army formed a Palestine Regiment out of three Jewish and one Palestinian Arab battalion. The regiment fought in Egypt and in the battles of North Africa.
The Jewish Brigade Group of the British army, which fought under the Zionist flag, was formally established in September 1944. It included more than 5,000 Jewish volunteers from Palestine organized into three infantry battalions and several supporting units.
Under the command of Brigadier Ernest Benjamin, the Jewish Brigade fought against the Germans in Italy from March 1945 until the end of the war in May 1945. After the German surrender, the Jewish Brigade was stationed along the Italian border with Austria and Yugoslavia, and later in Belgium and the Netherlands. Some soldiers from the Brigade helped create displaced persons camps for Jewish survivors of the Holocaust.Brigade members also became involved in organizing the flight of Jewish refugees from eastern Europe and their clandestine entry into Palestine. Individual soldiers acquired arms for the Hagana, the major Jewish underground defense organization in Palestine. Britain disbanded the Jewish Brigade Group in the summer of 1946.
Some 30,000 Jewish volunteers from Palestine served with the British forces during World War II. More than 700 were killed during active service. The item "Superb and Historic DAK German WW2 Jewish Brigade Captured Helmet" is in sale since Saturday, April 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Hats & Helmets".The seller is "hamptonside" and is located in Hampton, VIC. This item can be shipped worldwide.