pickelhaube


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pickelhaube

(ˌpɪkəlˈhaʊbə; ˈpɪkəlˌhaʊbə)
n
(Military) military a spiked German helmet from the 19th and 20th centuries
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Noun1.pickelhaube - a spiked helmet worn by German soldiers
helmet - armor plate that protects the head
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Prussia, an obese Bismarckian figure wearing a Pickelhaube - a spiked military helmet - has one fat knee in the chest of a prostrate Austria while thrusting the other towards a bearded, alarmed France.
THIS spiked World War I Pickelhaube helmet is just one of the fascinating relics of warfare collected over almost four decades by Dave Neild.
Nevertheless, one of the most stirring episodes of the war is the sight of one trundling into the captured village of Flers followed by cheering Tommies, who set about collecting abandoned German equipment like pickelhaube spiked helmets as souvenirs.
He wears a 1907/10-pattern tunic along with his "spit polished" pickelhaube. Of interest in the photo is the S88/98 ersatz bayonet as well as the ersatz canvas sling with leather reinforcing where the detachable swivel is stitched to the sling.
The iconic horned helmet of the German army, known as the Pickelhaube is one of the strongest images from the war.
(Draghi's Harvard speech is redolent of a modern-day version of such attitudes and particularly of economicism: perhaps the gift to him of a Wilhelmine Pickelhaube was entirely appropriate!)
Finally, the structure that synthesizes, and thereby articulates the syntax of Buddhist decision is The Norm (dharma (11); in contemporary Buddhist writing, this word is almost invariably topped, like the point of a Prussian Pickelhaube, with a Germanic capital D: The Dharma).
Paul von Hindenberg remembered decades later that every Prussian officer worth his pickelhaube was pulling for the Confederacy.
Flanked by German soldiers in Pickelhaube helmets, the beast is heavily armed with a cannon on his back, a missile under his arm, and a rifle in one hand.