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Article about: by Kiwipete I would be guessing that if they went throught the process of putting fake decals on it they would have done to the local barber for sum hair and then sum blood from a farm mix i

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    Quote by Kiwipete View Post
    I would be guessing that if they went throught the process of putting fake decals on it they would have done to the local barber for sum hair and then sum blood from a farm mix it together and then paste it inside the helmet then bury the helmetbin the ground for 5 months.
    Instant blood stained hair helmet.
    Rgds peter

    This may be possible, but not worth the risk.

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    Downright low, that helmet should be reburied.
    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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    It's well documented that graves are being dug up in Russia for relics. If anyone is going to dig up a grave they won't have the least bit of concern for faking the helmet, thier moral compass isn't exactly set to true north. It's not military archeology these grave robbers are doing, they are looking for $$ plain and simple and don't care how they get it.

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    Quote by DougB View Post
    It's well documented that graves are being dug up in Russia for relics. If anyone is going to dig up a grave they won't have the least bit of concern for faking the helmet, thier moral compass isn't exactly set to true north. It's not military archeology these grave robbers are doing, they are looking for $$ plain and simple and don't care how they get it.
    And with this economy they'll dig up their own mother's grave. You'd be surprised how far some people will go for the dollor. Sad if u ask me.

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    This is making me feel a bit uneasy now, how the hell do we know how many relic helmets that we now own originally had human remains in them, my M40 and M42 might have had blood and brain matter in them but were given a good scrub out.
    I suppose all we can do is hope the helmet was just lost or thrown away, unless we see the helmet being actually dug up we will never know for sure.
    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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    At the risk of taking some serious flak here, I would like to ask if Horsehair was ever used in WW2 German combat helmets for padding, similar to the 'pillows' found in WW1 M16 and M17 helmets or some of the Luftschutz/Flak hilferin types of WW2.

    I ask because the hair in question appears more like cut horsehair to me than it being of human origin. Just thinking aloud....
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    No flak from me Ned it's a valid question, the only actual padding on combat helmets was the layer of felt around the liner band.
    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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    Quote by big ned View Post
    At the risk of taking some serious flak here, I would like to ask if Horsehair was ever used in WW2 German combat helmets for padding, similar to the 'pillows' found in WW1 M16 and M17 helmets or some of the Luftschutz/Flak hilferin types of WW2.

    I ask because the hair in question appears more like cut horsehair to me than it being of human origin. Just thinking aloud....
    Not that I know of Ned, not officially anyway. Maybe a squaddy would have added it himself for insulation or something, but why not use some rags etc......

    Best case scenario it's from a barber, added by the faker. I hope that's the case. You could always have it tested.

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    Thanks for the replies lads. It just struck me that it looked more like horsehair than human, I have spent most of my life around horses to some extent or another, and the similarity is uncanny to me.

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    I have to say, the hair does look very coarse. Let's hope it is merely part of the overall faking effort and not someones remains. I could never own something as macabre as any form of human trophy.

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