1st pattern WH (Heer) DAK Tropical Pith Helmet (Tropenhelm). In late 1940, with the impending German entrance into the North African campaign, tropical uniforms and equipment were quickly developed and issued in time for DAK personnel's arrival in Tripoli in February 1941. Originally the tropical uniforms were only intended for wear in North Africa but that was later expanded to include personnel serving in southern areas of continental Europe during the summer months. The light weight pith helmet is complete with a set of original zinc-type shields and its original brown leather chinstrap. The shields have been replaced once. The helmet is size '56' marked and dated 1941. The helmet is in good used condition, the cork has been cracked ad some points but this is not visible in display. Nice original pith helmet!