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Burlap/hessian camo

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    Hey guys,
    Not sure if I'm posting in the correct area, but I was after some information regarding the use of burlap or hessian as a form of camo during WW2 by the German soldier. Can anyone tell me if there was a particular campaign this camo was used for? Was it a common form of camouflage?
    I've read that it was quite popular with coastal troops, but not sure how true this is.
    Thanks guys

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    I'm sure I've seen a SIGNAL magazine photo of hessian covered helmets in Russia in the Summer?
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Here is one from the Bundesarchiv.

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    Here's one in Arnhem but not on a helmet
    Regards
    René

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    Thanks for the reply guys, and the awesome pictures.

    Here is my attempt on my M35 repro. Made the chicken wire from scratch! I know its not perfect but it looks pretty cool on my book case

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    Here one found in Normandy in a farm.
    Most collectors stay away from this type of camo.
    chris
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    I think these KM artillerymen may have burlap covers on their helmets.

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    Is that one yours, Chris?

    Best wishes,
    Josh

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    Is that one yours, Chris?

    Best wishes,
    Josh
    That is one of my helmets.
    The condition is really not good.
    chris

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