WWII German Police Helmet -
The German police was a paramilitary force during the Third Reich. The uniforms, rank and equipment
were patterned after a military format. At the end of the war they were one of the last lines of
defense against the advamcing Russian and Allied troops. Defending the streets of Berlin until the
The helmet featured on this page is a German police helmet. As issued during WWII.
The German police helmet was of lighter weight than the combat helmet. Rolled edge type. Complete
with a visor and neckguard. One of the distinctive features was the use of two vents on each side.
The vents consisted of seven holes punched in a circular pattern.
The modern German helmet saw its birth during World War One. Its design was so advanced
for the time that the German government saw it fit for the same basic design to be re-employed
during World War Two.
The German helmet of World Wat Two has become one of the most recognizable silhouttes of war.
The helmetss of the Third Reich came in a variety of designs. There were approximatelly
9 different types developed. Even the non-military helmets often displayed the
swastika as a means to show support of the Nazi party. The helmet was constructed of a
combination of metal and leather.
The liner was made of leather. It was secured to the helmet by using an aluminum ring that was
riveted to the dome portion. The liner had a series of fingers pointing towards the crown. The
tips were tied together using a lace. The fingers had multiple holes punched out to improve
The name of the owner has been written with blue ink. This was a common practice.
Additional marking include the date and manufacturer's logo stamped in the inside of the