WW collection. Battle damaged German helmet

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  1. tailor marc

    tailor marc Aussie fisherman

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    I collect all WW 2 stuff, Aussie, American and German. This was one i couldnt let go...
    Thought i would share it with ya's...

    The German helmet arrived thank god. Was worryied that the guy in estonia would pull a shifty, also worryed that Aust customs would seize it for some reason. From battle of narva 1944 Germans Vs Russians Most were SS soldiers

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    New Addition to my ww2 collection by Marc Russo (Australia), on Flickr

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    New Addition to my ww2 collection by Marc Russo (Australia), on Flickr

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    New Addition to my ww2 collection by Marc Russo (Australia), on Flickr

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    New Addition to my ww2 collection by Marc Russo (Australia), on Flickr
     
  2. Carl

    Carl Bridesmaid,,,,,,,Again

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    No offense meant Marc...
    I find that rather macabre. It would give me the creeps(the pic on the internet does) looking at that and knowing some poor bastard got his brains blown out into that very helmet. Enemy or not.
     
  3. Aggro

    Aggro Keepin my pimp hand strong!

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    Looks like good ol US 06 holes to me :rofl: or maybe out of a Mosin Nagant.
     
  4. Avery Gilleland

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    I've got a jap zero air craft compass . any interest in purchasing it?
    Avery
     
  5. Marcus

    Marcus "Oddjob"

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    It's a cool piece of history but I agree with you.

    The type of damage on it looks like some serious shrapnel damage.

    Knowing someone was wearing that when their life ended extremely violently is pretty macabre no matter if they were the enemy or not.
     
  6. tailor marc

    tailor marc Aussie fisherman

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    When i bought it i was told it must of come off during the battle and layed on the ground copping shell fire. I was also told that there was no bones or body anywhere near where it was dug. I was happy to buy it because there was a good chance a guy didnt die wearing it.

    Just found out in the last few weeks that the same guy i bought it off is apart of a team that finds K.I.A and M.I.A bodys and digs the remains marks locations and sends them back for proper burial. Starting to look like it may have come off a body especially becuase there is no liner inside the helmet
     
  7. AZTunaBaron

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    Very cool. What evidence did the seller provide to make a claim that the helmet came from a specific battle? Also, I'm not specifically familiar with that battle, but sure it's possible it came off a ShutzStaffel soldier in 1944. As you know supplies were becoming limited at that point. I believe, from the pictures it appears like an ordinary company Wehrmacht helmet though.

    Would you put a pic up of the inside?

    I don't find it morbid at all, regardless of what happened, it's a piece of history. Just curious, if you don't mind, how much did you pay?
     
  8. jagerhunchback

    jagerhunchback MCLMM

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    That looks like rpd, Sg-43 or maxim machine gun fire vs. frag from arty or mortars. Conceivably it could also be captured mg-42 fire since the russians were big fans of employing that weapon system against the germans. The mg-42 has a tremendous cyclic rate compared to allied or soviet weapon systems. I was lucky enough to get to shoot the mg-42 while trying to earn the german schutzenshnur
     
  9. sea scum

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    Pretty cool, IMO. My dad gave me a hitler youth knife and an officers luger when he liberated one of the concentration camps during the war. He talked about how much he loved his commander, Patton, because he made sure our boys toured the captured concentration camps to make sure they knew what they were fighting for.
     
  10. tailor marc

    tailor marc Aussie fisherman

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    Cheers guys. It was dug up in the Kurland Pocket where there was massive fighting. Lots of German losses.

    I will post a picture of the inside tomorrow for yaz
     
  11. AZTunaBaron

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    Sweet photo album on flickr! Your variety of species down there is incredible.
     

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