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M18 SS - KL Sachsenhausen

Article about: Hi Guys, here we have an huge M18 - ET68. Ex black SS helmet with blue grey sprayed paint. Worn in the concentration camp Sachsenhausen near Berlin. In the doom, the helmet have two white st

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    Hi Guys,

    here we have an huge M18 - ET68. Ex black SS helmet with blue grey sprayed paint. Worn in the concentration camp Sachsenhausen near Berlin.

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    In the doom, the helmet have two white stamps. At the moment I have not yet fully deciphered the stamp.

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    1939 the helmet got the M31 liner and chin strap. The chin strap is a mix of civil and military parts.

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    The most interesting detail of the helmet is the stamp in the skirt.

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    Kelly Hicks showed a lightweight helmet on his website with the same details.


    At the moment I have also the opinion, that the stamp stand for:
    "Kdtr. K.L.S. 13." Kommendantur Konzentrationslager Sachsenhausen
    That is a heavy history for an helmet.

    Why the helmet was oversprayed with blue grey color? At the moment I have no idea ? All my knowledge about blue grey helmets you can find in the GH2 Forum. -> Blue grey helmets study

    If you know more about helmets with a Kdtr. stamp please let me know. At the moment I know 3 helmet with the "Kdtr. K.L.S. 13." stamp (1. my one | 2. Jim`s helmet, 3. Kelly Hicks helmet and one with a "Kdtr. K.L.S. 15." stamp.


    Kind regards
    Basti

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    These are chilling reminders of the darkest era in the history of mankind.

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    An amazing helmet and one that is a very important "link" to the history of the evil of the KL system and murder of millions of innocent victims. Leon.

    PS: I would imagine Carl would appreciate it if you posted a link to this thread in the Konzentrationlagers section of the After the battle sub-forum here. Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    Very interesting helmet...
    Is there evidence of decals?

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    Quote by KRISSE View Post
    Very interesting helmet...
    Is there evidence of decals?
    I haven't seen evidence of decals on any of these that I have seen. Definitely no trace of decals on my example. Jim G.

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    Hello Krisse

    Yes, a rest of post war fake decals.

    Kind regards
    Basti

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