Dragoon helmet

Ludwigslust, Regiment No. 17, brass and leather, around 1900, height: 20 cm

The dragoon helmet was introduced with a brigade order from 24th February 1848. They received nickel silver shiny helmets with a yellow trim, which incorporated the Mecklenburg coat of arms into the badge. The peak made from a small ball symbolised affiliation to the infantry. For parades the helmet was decorated with white horsehair plumes or red for trumpeters.

Text: J. S.

The exhibit refers to:

Mecklenburg until 1945

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Museum Festung Dömitz

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