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Battle damaged SS Single decal M40 from Normandy

Article about: Hi Guys, I have had this helmet in my collection for some years now. It was brought home by a British soldier. He took it from a young Waffen SS man who was KIA. He though he had been killed

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    Default Battle damaged SS Single decal M40 from Normandy

    Hi Guys, I have had this helmet in my collection for some years now. It was brought home by a British soldier. He took it from a young Waffen SS man who was KIA. He though he had been killed by a mortar barrage. He might have been in either the LAH or Hitler Jugend divisions.

    Note the impact damage at the rear of the helmet.

    The helmet is interesting, not only for the story, but for the fact that the liner is padded out with two newspapers, the “Algemeiner Anzeiger” Sadly, the liner is decaying from red rot. This is not treatable. The newspaper are consecutively dated Marz 21st & 22nd 1944. I had the helmet a long time before I dared to look for the dates on them for fear of the liner failing apart any more.



    Again, an item that brings home the reality of war.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Default Re: Battle damaged SS Single decal M40 from Normandy

    Wow, a very nice item, with a spirit of the war!

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    It was brought home by a British soldier. He took it from a young Waffen SS man who was KIA.

    hi!
    sometimes I hier so fun history about from some items come
    Regards,
    Olzhas

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    Quote by YoZh View Post
    hi!
    sometimes I hier so fun history about from some items come
    Regards,
    Olzhas
    Maybe it's a language problem, but i don't get what you mean. What is funny?
    regards
    Matt

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    Hi Adrian , that is one awesome helmet , it has everything i like in a german lid. Salty character , history , a bit of battle field damage , SS, 10 out a 10 for me , cheers Raymond

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    The Ozhas jus learning englich, and that is not a problem, as i can understand,
    he mean't that:
    hi!
    sometimes I hier so fun history about from some items come
    .............................
    Sometimes a good way to learn about the item's story and where the item came from, and I'am very happy with it...
    Sorry guys if've do bad translation...

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    Glad you Guys all like. I though that you would It is the only SS helmet I need to own.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    YoZh
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    Default Re: Battle damaged SS Single decal M40 from Normandy

    Quote by Dimas View Post
    The Ozhas jus learning englich, and that is not a problem, as i can understand,
    he mean't that:
    hi!
    sometimes I hier so fun history about from some items come
    .............................
    Sometimes a good way to learn about the item's story and where the item came from, and I'am very happy with it...
    Sorry guys if've do bad translation...
    yes, all is right!
    sorry for my language.

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    hi ade, thats a great looking ss combat lid , rgds dave

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    Default Re: Battle damaged SS Single decal M40 from Normandy

    More Gold!!!

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