From 1941-1944, up to 30 divisions of the Romanian army took part in the war against the USSR. In general, during the war, on the side of Hitler Germany, Romania lost 600 thousand people (of which 400 thousand were irretrievable losses). As you know, the Romanian army was the largest among the allied forces of Germany.
The Second World War came to the town of Demyansk in the fall of 1941, when it was abandoned by Soviet troops during a German counterattack near the city of Staraya Russa. And then for 14 months until the spring of 1943 this region was under German occupation.
For Stalin, Demyansk was an important milestone for the future breakthrough and dismantling of the front of Army Group “Sever” (“North”).
The history of Nazy Germany is only 12 years, probably that’s why Deutsches Reich military relics are in so popular among collectors all over the world. In this article we will talk about German helmets of the WW2 period.
Austrian St. Valentine is a small farming village whose population did not exceed 2,000 inhabitants by the beginning of the war. It was here that the Nibelungenwerke factory was located, which created almost 5,000 German tanks and self-propelled guns.
Steel helmets are an integral part of modern wars, it’s hard to imagine a Second World War soldier without this part of a battle suit. In this article we will talk about general WW2 helmets- German, French, Soviet, Romanian, English, American, Hingarian and Japanese ones. We will tell you about their characteristics and functional patterns, also we’ll answer the main question: what helmet is considered the best one at WW2?
In the first photo, dated 1942, the Norwegian volunteer SS Hans Christian Romerud holds in his hands the skull of a soldier of the red army, from which, according to eyewitnesses, was going to make a candle holder or ashtray. This place is North Karelia (USSR).In the next photo, already skull of Romerud, discovered on 25 June 2006, 62 years after his death.
Soviet helmet SSH-40, in which the red army soldiers fought in the Second World War, is the basic helmet of the Russian army. This helmet was tested Semyon Budyonny (Soviet military leader, one of the first marshals of the Soviet Union, three times Hero of the Soviet Union, holder of the George cross at all levels). He was hit in the helmet with his sword, then shot at him from a revolver. The helmet passed the tests. "Well done. Good job!"- said the marshal.
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