The helmet of Geordie soldier Colin (Toby Kebbell) from Steven Spielberg's 2011 war drama, War Horse - adapted from Michael Morpurgo's eponymous 1982 novel and screenwritten by Lee Hall and Richard Curtis.
After his beloved thoroughbred horse Joey is sold to the cavalry, Albert Narracott (Jeremy Irvine) enlists to serve in World War I. The film tells the story of the pair’s incredible journeys across Europe as Joey touches the lives of people as tragedies of war unfold around him.
Colin wore his helmet during the film’s climatic and defining scene where he emerged from the trench to cut Joey free from barbed wire in No Man’s Land – and was unexpectedly assisted by German soldier Peter (Hinnerk Schönemann). This poignant moment was the scene Steven Spielberg was “proudest of”.
This is one of several helmets made for the actor during production. Made from metal with a padded rubber inner section, it has been painted dull green and styled to resemble helmets worn by the British infantry during World War 1. It features screws in the top and sides that secure the inner padding and brown leather chinstrap. The helmet has been heavily distressed for production - dark stains, pitted surfaces and chips depict the ravages of use in battle. The paint has been worn in places, revealing the metal beneath.
Despite this wear, the helmet is not damaged and remains in good overall production-used condition.
Materials: Ferrous Metals, Leather, Rubber, Man-Made Woven Fibres.
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