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Luftwaffe Blue Luftschutz Helmet

Article about: Hello Everyone, This is one of two Luftschutz helmets that was passed down to me from a family member. The exterior appears to be Luftwaffe blue. It is my understanding that some Luftschutz

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    Hello Everyone,

    This is one of two Luftschutz helmets that was passed down to me from a family member. The exterior appears to be Luftwaffe blue. It is my understanding that some Luftschutz members manned Anti Aircraft positions? I believe that this is a three piece helmet as the construction appears different from the other. I believe that the interior of it was burned at some point although it kind of looks like blood. Although they are relatively common, it is still a neat piece with a family connection and displays well with the rest of my collection.



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    That does look like burning. Blood rot is different. The paint may also have been affected by heat ?
    Thanks for showing
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    I agree. When I was younger it used to creep me out because I thought it was blood. Little did I know that this helmet was the burnt one but my M35 is the corpse cut...

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    You should attach a tiny plastic envelope in the helmet with name and data of the one who once owned it, where it was used- or where it came from.
    Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.

    "Be Humble and kind, for you may find that it was Odin you entertained"

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    That is a good idea Trond! I received the majority of my collection from the same veteran but I will make a log of it somewhere.

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    A nice collection of bring backs, great to have the vets details to bring the history to life. 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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    Yes nice LS helmets army on table looks nice also. timothy

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    Thanks Tim!

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