Picture gallery for the German Helmet

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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby pablo10 » Thu May 10, 2018 7:54 am

straps straps and straps
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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Thu May 10, 2018 12:49 pm

You can see some variations in design and wear in just these few excellent pics Pablo :thumbsup: wish I had one as they make for an excellent display. Regards Mark

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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby pablo10 » Thu May 10, 2018 12:54 pm

x2 mark Moy amigo I also wish good sir

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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby pablo10 » Fri May 11, 2018 7:08 am

more pics
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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Fri May 11, 2018 12:48 pm

Fascinating pics :thumbsup: strikes me that none seem too pleased to have their photo taken. Obviously their thoughts at the time was not the fact that the photo would forever be 'locked' in time and would be a recorded piece of history for generations to come. Least of all the possibility that it may be seen by a friend or relative back home. Regards Mark

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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby Dave_Holden » Fri May 11, 2018 4:07 pm

Intetesting the guy in the last photo has a tie on and what maybe a whermacht ring. The photo is period of course but staged.

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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Fri May 11, 2018 9:25 pm

Dave_Holden wrote:Intetesting the guy in the last photo has a tie on and what maybe a whermacht ring. The photo is period of course but staged.

Well spotted Dave. There is a lot of detail in many of these photos and if one takes the time to enlarge each photograph you can find some very interesting stuff indeed. Note he also is wearing a cuff title :thumbsup: Regards Mark

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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby pablo10 » Sat May 12, 2018 6:53 am

todays this would be a collectors dream....sigh.....
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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Sat May 12, 2018 8:21 am

That's enough to make a grown helmet collector cry :(( Regards Mark

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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby pablo10 » Sun May 13, 2018 11:18 am

I'm crying with you Mark wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby pablo10 » Tue May 15, 2018 7:29 am

todays pics are of the very desirable fj helmets and every collector should have one of these in their collection but sadly the prices are not the average collectors price unless one wants to get an instant divorce.

Fallschirmjager, probably units recovering their scattered arms drops in Crete, German troops had trouble finding their weapons and had to rely on low caliber smgs and the occasional extended Mauser pistol, until they were successfully resupplied

so many desirable helmets

from a fighting trench, fj's watch action on a neighboring ridge. one man has a crudely fashioned cloth helmet cover secured by a leather strap, another has a camp net on his lid.

the call has to be made

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Dr. med. vet. Bruno Sassen (13 March 1918 – 19 June 2006) was a member of the Fallschirmjäger during World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. After the war he studied veterinary medicine in Hanover.

Fallschirmjäger, Karl Heinz Becker, Oberleutnant and chief of 11./Fsch.Jäg.Rgt 1 resting sometime after the attack at Heraklion Airfield on the Island of Crete. 20th of May 1941.
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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Tue May 15, 2018 12:52 pm

"todays pics are of the very desirable fj helmets and every collector should have one of these in their collection but sadly the prices are not the average collectors price unless one wants to get an instant divorce". Indeed Pablo and I wish to own one someday. Oh by the way I'm still married :lol: as they say you can't have it all I guess. Great pics too by the way :thumbsup: Regards Mark

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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby pablo10 » Thu May 17, 2018 9:09 am

some tasty lids
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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Thu May 17, 2018 12:26 pm

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Sat May 19, 2018 10:13 am

If you squint and look very closely you can see a helmet or two in each of these photographs :lol: just thought they were great pics and while helmets may not be the major part in these photo's, they are there and I wanted to post them somewhere on the forum. Since I'm the mod here I thought here is where I will post them :lol:
Hope you like them. :thumbsup:

Regards Mark.
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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby pablo10 » Sat May 19, 2018 8:34 pm

very nice combat pics-great finds.

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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby pablo10 » Sat May 19, 2018 8:35 pm

helmets helmets and ….
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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Sat May 19, 2018 9:46 pm

^:)^ well done Pablo never seen before :thumbsup: Regards Mark

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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby pablo10 » Sun May 20, 2018 5:45 am

Mark-their are some wonderful photos out their but of course I wish I had the funds to add some like ones to my collection but I don't...sigh...

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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby pablo10 » Sun May 20, 2018 5:50 am

more id like to add
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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Sun May 20, 2018 8:39 am

And some out there suggests that prices are coming down. Can't say I'm seeing it, even taking into account that the dollar has dropped against the green back. Importing them from the US is where it's at unfortunately. Expensive exercise. Regards Mark

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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby pablo10 » Mon May 21, 2018 7:17 pm

Mark-from what im seeing the "every day" helmet has dropped in price a little but if one wants any thing exotic from camo, wire, net or para then the prices have gone up.

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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby pablo10 » Tue May 22, 2018 5:05 am

nice
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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Tue May 22, 2018 1:03 pm

pablo10 wrote:Mark-from what im seeing the "every day" helmet has dropped in price a little but if one wants any thing exotic from camo, wire, net or para then the prices have gone up.

Thanks for your feedback on this Pablo and yes I guess it does depend on which sites you visit and what type of helmet you collect. A few years ago a good basic helmet no decal would set you back $500 approx. Now more like $700. Back then you could get a solid single decal for that. Today you are looking at $1000 to $1200 for that helmet. Only see poor quality ( tampered with ) at the old prices now. Gee even asking $400 for Norwegian reissued helmets now. Just my opinion. Regards Mark

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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Tue May 22, 2018 1:08 pm

Oh and a great bunch of photos too :thumbsup: don't expect anything less and you never disappoint Pablo. Regards Mark

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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby Dave_Holden » Tue May 22, 2018 2:52 pm

So many fantastic photos chaps - thank you very much for taking the time to post and fill out our forum :thumbsup:

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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby pablo10 » Thu May 24, 2018 5:58 am

nice lids here
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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Thu May 24, 2018 12:42 pm

All great pics Pablo. In the second one it looks like he is signaling to the photographer to get down and judging by the expressions on the soldiers faces it seems quite a tense situation. Great photo :thumbsup: Regards Mark

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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Sun May 27, 2018 10:09 pm

A couple more I found recently :thumbsup:
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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby Andyb » Mon May 28, 2018 7:27 pm

Some really sexy camo if you don’t mind me saying , especially the FJ smocks which are worth just as much and more than the helmets :thumbsup:

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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby pablo10 » Wed May 30, 2018 1:20 am

nice pics mark

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Postby pablo10 » Wed May 30, 2018 1:23 am

more
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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Wed May 30, 2018 12:22 pm

You get to see a lot of photos of soldiers receiving the EK but this is the first I've seen the awarding of the tank destroyer badge. :thumbsup: Regards Mark

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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby pablo10 » Thu May 31, 2018 8:25 am

lots more
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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby pablo10 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:33 am

netted m-38"s

Arabian fallschirmjäger from the Sonderverband 287 riding a BMW R75 motorcycle, Balkan Peninsula, 1943.

fj in Norway-1904

In 1942, Army Group South was in southern Russia on the Eastern Front.

a very interesting late war helmet and the lack of equipment "Battle of Berlin: The countdown to defeat is well underway but these German Hitler Youth youths are still smiling, perhaps because they do realize the enormity of the cataclysm about to devour the last bastion of the Nazi Reich. The lad in the middle is ready with rifle and hand grenades. The lad on the right has his field glasses and rifle ammo bandolier. The girl (?) on the left wears camo smock and steel helmet"
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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:57 am

Great pics Pablo :thumbsup: in your previous batch you have a photo of Hauptmann Erich Plettner on the day he received his Knights Cross 1/1 1944. I have found another which shows how highly decorated this man was. He survived the war too.
In these last group of photographs I see a picture which seems to match a couple of others I posted here a few weeks ago. I have included them here again to see what you think Pablo :thumbsup:

Thanks for keeping this fine gallery ticking over.

Regards Mark.

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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:09 am

The first one is yours followed by two of mine...
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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby EwanS » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:26 pm

some very cool pics in here!!

cant look all as I need to run, one is at least a modern living history photo, no biggie really i suppose!

WW2 German helmet production...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baMmJyqQy90

and on to 1946 and oh how the tables have turned! making kitchen ware...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFS_aAVfn_Y

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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby pablo10 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:02 pm

Ewan and Mark excellent

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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby pablo10 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:03 pm

Mark, you could be correct and they are all part of the same :)

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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:16 pm

Both great links Ewan :thumbsup: the second one almost brought a tear to my eye though. While watching it the Misses said what's wrong with you? I said you know those movies you watch that make you cry? Well I'm watching one right now. Really she says....what's it about? I said German helmets being made into saucepans." For god sakes you need help " was the answer, to which I said "there's others like me you know dear". "You need help seriously " was her reply. :thumbsup: Regards Mark

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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby pablo10 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:13 am

Mark-brilliant and of course you need help as you are an aussie :lol: :lol: :lol: sorry my friend :grin:

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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby pablo10 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:14 am

todays feast
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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:17 pm

pablo10 wrote:Mark-brilliant and of course you need help as you are an aussie :lol: :lol: :lol: sorry my friend :grin:

No don't be sorry Pablo your absolutely right, need all the help I can get :lol:

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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:21 pm

Poor bugger on the bike looks like ET. Now he needs some help for sure :lol: :thumbsup: great pics Pablo. Regards Mark

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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby pablo10 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:15 am

todays
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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:43 am

Brilliant :thumbsup:

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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby EwanS » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:30 am

Tailgunnerdownunder wrote:Both great links Ewan :thumbsup: the second one almost brought a tear to my eye though. While watching it the Misses said what's wrong with you? I said you know those movies you watch that make you cry? Well I'm watching one right now. Really she says....what's it about? I said German helmets being made into saucepans." For god sakes you need help " was the answer, to which I said "there's others like me you know dear". "You need help seriously " was her reply. :thumbsup: Regards Mark


ha ha brilliant bud!!!

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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby pablo10 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:35 am

todays finds
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Re: Picture gallery for the German Helmet

Postby The Devils Bank » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:09 pm

Some fantastic pictures mate :cool:

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