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My great-grandfather most likely brought this helmet back during the war when he was with the 88th Division in France. It recently turned back up thanks to a relative, but it is unknown what the reason for the strange top device screwed to the helmet is. It is also unknown whether my great grandpa added the device after the war for some reason. Some of the ideas we've come up with are as follows: planter, kettle, or camouflage holder. It also appears to have been repainted a long time ago.
Is there any evidence of this kind of topper being added during the war?
There also appears to be a bullet or shrapnel hole near the rear of the helmet. For the experts, are there any indications of how the damage could have happened? I realize that the condition isn't great, and most of the value is sentimental, but what kind of value would a helmet like this have? Any help would be appreciated.
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