Watching the auctions tick over down here, how does the accompanying description stack up for this? .... cheers
Great example of the "infamous "Germanish helmet"
NOT "made for Spain by Germany, made on equipment imported from Germany for the Spanish Civil War" and NEVER picked up off a dead German by anyones Grandfather" or any other such rubbish.
Spain made their own helmets beginning in the mid 1950's, obviously inspired by the helmets used by the Germans stationed in Spain pre WW2. German helmets were indeed filtered into Spain in limited numbers during the Spanish Civil War. This style helmet was first produced in the 1950's, and were still used by Spanish army reserves up until the 1980's, along with refitted original German helmets.
Includes the original 2" badge, this is the correct badge (not a beret badge) represents the Spanish Nationalist (who eventually won the Civil War under Franco), the cross represents the strong historical catholic history of the Spanish Nationalists. This badge was generally only ever worn on parade.
A very nice helmet is it's own right without being turned into a silly "poor mans German helmet" by being covered in German decals.