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German helmet factories today

Article about: Hey guys, Apologies if this has already been posted before, but I thought it would be interesting to look at what the 5 main producers of the German helmets look like today, and their locati

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    Awesome research Dan

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    Are there many pictures floating around of the helmets being made?

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    Quote by tailor marc View Post
    Are there many pictures floating around of the helmets being made?
    No photos, but did find this short film on Youtube

    The German helmet Production in WW2 - YouTube

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    I've got a Quist helmet. Looks like the old factory is still holding up pretty well. thanks for sharing

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    Bomb site photos, B17s would make short work of them LOL

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    The front entrance of the NS factory today.
    Photo taken where the red star is on the aerial photo.

    Regards, Dan
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    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Very cool thread!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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    Great thread guys.

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    A couple more photos of the ET plant in Thale, Germany.

    A colour wartime photo of the plant
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    The plant today
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    The circled red areas are all that is left of the old factory complex.
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    The remainder was damaged by bombing or demolished in the 1960's. The buildings in the lower front include the main administration building & the Ironworks museum ( should be a few helmets there! )

    The buildings in the distance are THALETEC, a company made up from the former Ironworks that makes brewing and chemical vats and heat exchangers
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    Cheers, Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    While we are on Thale & the ET plant, here are some cool photos of the railway shunting yard, found ( oddly enough ) on a railway enthusiasts site!!!!

    Enjoy!
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    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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