Pickelhaube. Unless I missed a joke.
Unlikely. By 1918, the standard helmet was the stahlhelm - the German “coal scuttle.”
In any case, pickelhauben were usually made out of hard leather. They would have been in pretty bad shape after nearly a century in the dirt. Nothing would have been left except the furniture (brass).
Poor guys. Hope it was quick.
According to the article, even leather items were well preserved here. I don’t know how water was excluded from the site for a century but it apparently was.
Its a joke for a buddy who ALWAYS screws up the German language to a point that nobody knows what he is trying to say.
Ironically he is working in Germany now, and lurks in FR on a regular basis.
God help the engineers at TRW in Germany.