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hungarian helmet from Warsaw uprising

Article about: This is one of my hungarian helmets from Warsaw, supposedly worn by AK members during 1944 uprising. As a german ally a contingent of hungarian troops was deployed near Warsaw to help german

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    This is one of my hungarian helmets from Warsaw, supposedly worn by AK members during 1944 uprising. As a german ally a contingent of hungarian troops was deployed near Warsaw to help german forces in eliminating the insurgents but hungarian soldiers did not take part in the hostility but helped their polish friends instead, mostly with food and equipment. Some of them even joined the rebels, fought and died in the battle against german units. I'm still looking for pictures showing hungarians in Warsaw and pics about hungarian helmets being worn by AK volunteers. Does anyone have a picture?
    The helmet is a nice GY64 hungarian 35M. Original greenbrown paint, liner and strap. Has been ovepainted outside and on the inner skirt with greygreen which resembles me to german reissue paint.
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    Not sure about this one but it looks more like a hungarian helmet than german on this guy. Liner retaining rivets are on the sides imho and not in the front. Maybe I'm wrong though.
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    Quote by easternwarfront View Post
    Not sure about this one but it looks more like a hungarian helmet than german on this guy. Liner retaining rivets are on the sides imho and not in the front. Maybe I'm wrong though.
    You could be right, it's a pity the photo isn't bigger!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Great find indeed,bags of character,well done on yet another top score Helmet..........
    With Regards Jake.

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    Nice story, but what evidence do you have that supports this helmet being worn in the Warsaw Uprising by AK member ?
    NIE ZAPOMNIJMY O KRESACH.

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ID:	834771Helmet was probably used in post war Poland by either militia or fire fighters.
    As to Hungarians in the uprising google Josef Voynik - he and his 6 soldiers died fighting with AK.

    Their grave in Raszyn near Warsaw.
    Last edited by meyle77; 05-03-2015 at 06:41 PM.
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    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
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    I got it from a polish guy who said the helmet was found in Warsaw. Still in it's original condition except the greygreen overpaint. Not 100% evidence though, that's why I put "supposedly" in description. This relic GY66 helmet was also found in Warsaw, in the river Vistula. It has a grey overpaint too on the original hungarian greenbrown and there is a fragile layer of some green camo as well. In this case the possibility of being a period helmet from Warsaw is quite high.
    I got puctures from a fellow collector about a hungarian helmet with hand painted insignia, I will share it if he agrees.
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    Closeups of the surface. Sorry, old pics..
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    Just got this helmet from Warshaw with postwar black overpaint. Having removed the black that's what I discovered underneath. Nice hungarian MÁVAG64 helmet with good ammount of green paint and a polish decal (?) painted on the front. Interestingly the helmet has remnants of civil defense bluegrey paint too so it was a factory refurbishment.
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    According to Polish helmet expert Jacek Kijak, the most used helmets in Warsaw Uprising were :

    German 35, and 42

    Polish wz 1931

    Polish Fireman wz 35 (painted gray)

    Polish OPL wz 28

    Luftschutz, both types

    Soviet wz 40,

    French 1915

    German wz 16 and wz 17

    Very Sporadically used were : British MK1 and MK2, chech 1930, and Hungarian wz 38.
    NIE ZAPOMNIJMY O KRESACH.

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