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.
History is cyclical. Need to know history to avoid the mistakes of the past! Do not forget the words of the great orator and political leader Adolf Hitler about Slavic peoples, which he was never able to conquer:
During the second world war, German soldiers wore woolen jackets(M36, M40 or M43) that had 4 external pockets: 2 chest and 2 at the bottom of the jacket. (Note: In late 1944, was designed the short model jacket, which is usually called M44.
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