Posted 01 December 2003 - 06:08 PM
Can anyone tell me when German troops stopped wearing the pickelhaube, please?
I assumed that after the issue of the M16 stahlhelm, the pickelhaubes were withdrawn from service. However, I've seen a photo taken of British prisoners on (apparently) the 21st March 1918 and one of the Germans is wearing what looks like a pickelhaube.
Were reserve troops given the pickelhaube instead of the stahlhelm?