Rampant Lion cockarde on Dutch M34 army helmet

This helmet came to me like this, without a Rampant Lion. Whilst at SLICS, I described it to the Dutch ammo collectors and got a story why the Lion was removed.
They said that Dutch soldiers removed the Lion themselves when they noticed that German bullets bounced off the helmet everywhere but the Lion. The thick brass piece delayed ricochet and the bullet went THROUGH the helmet.

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