When is it time to purge war memorabilia?

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Photo: Peter Black

This old WWII helmet, of unknown origin, supposedly saw action at Dunkirk in May 1940. The author used it for a motorcycle helmet in the 1960s.

Some people are hoarders; others are purgers. Put me down as a mild case of the former affliction, although the more appropriate term should be “collector” or, even better, “archivist” or “curator.”