Making History

The Colonial Pith Helmet

Making HistoryThe Colonial Pith Helmet


In the tropical colonies, Europeans wore a white pith helmet to protect themselves from the sun. This humble piece of headwear came to symbolise colonial oppression and reinforced the separation between coloniser and colonised.

Duration :

18 min

Available :

From 31/03/2022 to 05/10/2024

Genre :

Documentaries and Reportage