Article about: Yes, they were originally surplus WWII German helmets. They sometimes come with post-war Czech liners - You could repaint or restore the shell if it is for re-enactment or display purposes.
True, there are a few 'armchair experts' but there are many more distinguished collectors whose opinions are to be valued highly. Compared to the madness on that other maroon site, the WRF is an oasis of peace.
I'm hearing you Glenn, and don't get me wrong the knowledge that abounds here is worth bottling!