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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 last moment.

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.

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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 air circulation.

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 neckguard.

WWII German helmets are currently being reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this headgear. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the collectible.

If you have an interest is seeing other American military headgear, you can do so by going to our WWII German helmets identification guide. Where we cover Army, Navy, Luftwaffe and other organizations.


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