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Article about: Many captured helmets were reissued as Luftschutz helmets. I had an Adrian with a Luftschutz decal back in the 1960's. It was pictured in an early headgear book. I will dig it out and post a

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    Hello
    can you tell me what is a "Luftschutz der NSDAP" helmet ?
    thanks for answers
    cordially
    Didier

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    This is the classic LS helmet, but they used many different types of shell. Captured enemy military helmets, 'reject' German combat helmets (or not, there is a debate on this too).



    This one is the 'reject' combat helmet style, or possibly they were made for purpose.


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    Luftschutz or Air Defence helmets as shown above would have been worn by air defence personnel.

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    thanks
    it's about this kind of insignia on a french Adrian helmet, supposed to be NSDAP Luftschutz ??
    Political/Civil Helmet - Wharton Militaria
    Didier

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    Here are some Luftschutzhelferinnen with the helmets in wear

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    I post a picture soon

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    Issued to Nazi Party formations involved in Air raid protection. I grew up near Worms by the way!

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    Quote by Woolgar View Post
    Here are some Luftschutzhelferinnen with the helmets in wear

    Nick
    Those girls look terrific.
    Bundesarchiv is fantastic pict source.
    Cheers.
    Nuno

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    Quote by bichon View Post
    thanks
    it's about this kind of insignia on a french Adrian helmet, supposed to be NSDAP Luftschutz ??
    Political/Civil Helmet - Wharton Militaria
    Didier
    I wouldn't be convinced about the originality of that helmet without more info. Interesting though.

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