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Military Headgear

January 9, 2011

It is no secret that I’m into all things associated with or inspired by the military and armed forces, specifically the US Navy during and around World War II.  Evidence of this is a recent post on a French Adrian helmet.   So when I accidentally found The Wilson History & Research Center (WHRC) I was totally overwhelmed and taken back.  The WHRC is a charitable foundation whose goal is to have a complete collection of every piece of military headgear developed, produced and modified, by every country during the 20th Century.  Right now they currently have around ten thousand pieces which now include much more than headgear, and a nice interactive site to view them all.  Naturally, I fell head first into the rabbit hole that is the WHRC and have since lost several afternoons and evening looking at wartime headgear and artifacts.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 10, 2011 00:15

    Greetings from Wilson History & Research Center (WHRC). thank you for the kind words concerning our center and mission. We began our third year as a public foundation on January 1. I invite you go visit our site and enjoy the weath of information we present. Robby Wilson, Founder.

  2. January 10, 2011 12:50

    They look so good just floating. Makes me want a white blog!

  3. April 13, 2011 08:51

    Some of them I even imagine in the streetwear!:)

  4. May 28, 2015 18:39

    I recently came into a collection of military headwear, as well as uniforms, from the early 20th century. Have a look and let me know if you are interested in any. store.thecalifornias.org
    Also, WHRC doesn’t seem to have a website anymore. :/

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