Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 17 of 17

British Stahlhelm copy

Article about: I am new to this forum, so forgive me if this has come up before, but a search could find no discussion of this unusual helmet. Outwardly it appears to be a German M35 Stahlhelm, but without

  1. #11

    Default

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

    I have nothing more to contribute to this post then the documentary I posted before when a similar example was posted elsewhere.

  2. #12
    ?

    Default

    Interesting. Although the uniforms and helmet insignia are clearly out of date by 1944, a greater effort has been made to provide more authentic equipment and weapons. The helmets are clearly of the same type- no vent bushing, and a British-style lining. It does show that the major function of these helmets was training and demonstration. Before the Axis surrender in Tunisia in May 1943, a lot of German kit would not have been available in any quantity in the West.
    Roger
    Last edited by RVLucy; 02-01-2015 at 10:04 PM.

  3. #13
    ?

    Default

    My understanding about these is that they were used for training orgs. We Believe these were used at Camp X for Training SOE agents, however as most documents for this camp were destroyed, we cannot confirm this, however the few photos I have seen from the camp with Soldiers dressed as Germans, I can tell that most, if not all were NOT wearing WW1 German Helmets.

    Dean O
    Canada

  4. #14
    ?

    Default

    Hi Roger! Very interesting thread. Thanks for sharing it!
    Oli

  5. #15

    Default

    A still from a 1940's training video shows that German ww1 helmets were in fact used during training.
    On the left side the swastika, and on the right the national color.
    British Stahlhelm copy

  6. #16
    ?

    Default

    [QUOTE=magicdutchmen;1385523]A still from a 1940's training video shows that German ww1 helmets were in fact used during training.

    Indeed, and for other purposes too. Here is a photograph taken during "If Day" 19 February 1942, which simulated the German take-over of Winnipeg, Manitoba in order to encourage the sale of War Bonds.
    Attached Images Attached Images British Stahlhelm copy 

  7. #17
    ?

    Default

    Here is two other photos of British-made Stahlhelm in use, the IWM captions read
    "The Home Guard: A break from instructions for men on a Home Guard Junior leaders course at Number 3 GHQ Home Guard School, Onibury near Craven Arms, Shropshire, sees soldiers dressed in German uniform - in order to represent German prisoners - taking a break with members of the Home Guard"

    British Stahlhelm copy

    "Village clearing. Home Guard taking "German" prisoners at the bayonet point from a farm loft"

    British Stahlhelm copy

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. 01-20-2015, 12:00 AM
  2. 01-18-2015, 07:50 PM
  3. FS? or Post war copy?

    In Attic & Old Barn Finds
    08-15-2009, 07:54 AM
  4. SS M43 Copy ?

    In Cap Authentication forum
    06-19-2009, 11:08 PM
  5. Why don't I get a saved copy of my PMs?

    In Technical/Design - Questions, How-to, & Advice
    01-15-2009, 07:52 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •