Accessory Mascots
by collector & author Dan Smith.

Military Mascots:  German Boar.

A Boar with large tusks and very large ears.  He's wearing a WW I style German helmet, with picklehube on top, signifying the German Hun.  This mascot has a very interesting history:

Found in a scrap yard in eastern France, a place where the old people of the village can still remember the end of WW I.  At that time a group of captured vehicles which had belonged to Kaiser Wilhelm II's General Staff were parked there to be destroyed.  A few rusty German car parts on the ground could testify this fact.  This head of a wild Boar - the emblem of Wilhelm II - was found among these junked parts.  It's a bonus when you know the history of a piece.