A now classic book, it examines within it’s 100+ pages the history of these helmets, from the Indian Mutiny through to the modern day. With nearly 200 colour photographs and illustrations, as well as dozens of period photographs, this is an essential guide to anyone interested in learning more about this form of military headgear that has been used around the world since the middle of the 19th century.
The history of military sun helmets, often called “pith helmets” or “tropical helmets,” is a subject that has rarely been covered in-depth. Much of the origin of these helmets has remained shrouded in mystery, yet these helmets – thanks to movies such as Zulu, The Bridge on the River Kwai and We Were Soldiers – are as iconic to their conflicts as the German or American steel helmets are to the World Wars.
MILITARY SUN HELMETS OF THE WORLD
This is a definitive and beautifully illustrated history of the military sun helmet from the British Raj to the Vietnam War and beyond. This book at last gives this helmet its place in the sun.