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Prussian Garde Du Corps Enlisted Helmet
Prussian Garde Du Corps Enlisted Helmet
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Prussian Garde Du Corps Enlisted Helmet

Brand: Elite Brigade
Part Number:GIEU-17G
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Model 1867 helmet has tombac body with double step front and rear "lobster tail" visors. Obverse has Guard's star, central planchet has Prussian eagle. Helmet surmounted by representation of a spread-winged eagle in silvered finish with a gilt crown, mounted to the helmet on a pointed oval base. Complete with original state large size cockade and brass chin scales. As worn only by two elite Imperial Cavalry units: the Garde du Corps and the Garde Cuirassier Regiment.

The Gardes du Corps was the personal bodyguard of the king of Prussia and, after 1871, of the German emperor (in German, the Kaiser). The unit was founded in 1740 by Frederick the Great.

Initially, the Regiment was used in part as a training unit for officers as part of a programme of expansion of the cavalry. Early officers included the rake and memoirist Friedrich von der Trenck, who described the arduous life of sleep deprivation and physical stress endured by officers, as well as the huge cost of belonging to the unit (the cuirasses, for example, were silverplated at a time when the precious metal was exceptionally expensive).

Note: made in the USA entirely out of metal!

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