Palestine/Yishuv: helmet of TLV "Mishmar Ezrachi" ('Civil Guard'), 1938- early '40's; by Pleese Ltd., Holon. Helmet in blue-gray color, w/1st ver. emblem, front & unit number. Made from single metal sheet w/thick liner (leather lining & padded base) held by 2 rivets. Leather chin strap broken off; liner little wobbly. Guard est. by TLV, 1938, as volunteer force for maintaining order at public events & assisting new/ illegal immigrants; in WWII active in civil air-defense w/powers identical to munic. inspectors, identity cards, ranks & work procedures. Under TLV control prior to reassignment to Hagana 1941-2.