We have all seen the TV-series Band of Brothers. A few times even. A lot of effort has been put in details of the events on screen. Fast action, explosions, a village as set... the works. Uniforms (both vintage and weathered reproductions), vehicles and weapons; no expenses spared.
And then, all of sudden, during my 137th screening of the D-Day sequence, I noticed something in a split second. In the shots of the troopers inside the (mock) C47, a close-up of something attached to the helmet of a trooper. Watch the screendump below.
Simple question: what is it?
I can't believe it is a cardboard wrap containing cigarette packages. Why would you tape those to your helmet? Can't believe its composition-explosives either; way to heavy to attached to the helmet. And just a single tape is used. So what could this be, what was taped to the helmet? Something medical? Something for navigation? Personal gear? Something to use quickly? (Otherwise it could have been stacked inside a pocket, bag or even the famous leg-bag).
Please present me with a likewise picture if possible!