WWII GERMAN ARMY M40 SINGLE DECAL STAHLHELM, #4214 ET62 ( OPERATION BARBAROSA CONTRACT) - M&M Collectibles USA
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WWII GERMAN ARMY M40 SINGLE DECAL STAHLHELM, #4214 ET62 ( OPERATION BARBAROSA CONTRACT)

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WWII GERMAN ARMY M40 SINGLE DECAL STAHLHELM, #4214 ET62 ( OPERATION BARBAROSSA CONTRACT). **** NO INTERNATIONAL SALES DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS SHIPPING IS BEING DELAYED IN THE U.S.****

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All of the information and pictures were taken out of the book German Helmet Lot Numbers 1935-1945 Ongoing Research by Brian Ice.

This is an original Eastern Front Contract produced sometime between 1940-42, by the Eisenhuttenwerk Thale factory.  Western collectors collected German helmets that were brought back from WWII by Western Allied veterans, who fought on Germany Western Front, the front believed to engage in only about 15% of Germany’s fighting strength.  The Eastern Front against the Soviet Union is believed to have engaged approximately 85% of Germany’s fighting strength, a much higher percentage.

Large blocks of Thale helmets produced during 1935 to 1945 were sent to areas other than Germany’s Western Front and never returned, it’s understandable why large gaps in these lot number lists exist, seeing as these collections are derived from only Western Front acquired helmets.

Thale M40 helmets with the lot number in the range of 1500-4550 was a contract production specifically marked for the preparation and launching of the Russian Offensive beginning from about February 1941 through the first of August 1942, until the advent of the model 42.

Of the 21 million + German helmets that were in the Soviet sphere after the war, it is believed that large numbers of these were melted down for the Soviet war machine in the Post War years, with many others reworked for the civic and military organizations of a number of Eastern block nations such as Czechoslovakia and Bulgaria.  Many more were simply buried on the Eastern fields of battle, rusting underground to this very day.

A careful study of this helmet from the underside reveals evidence of white wash camouflage paint used to blend in with snow covered surroundings, which was subsequently removed for ongoing fighting in the spring and summer months.  Contrary to what some people believe, generally this white wash method used only a thin layer of chalky white paint that was easy to remove following the winter months.  While a few surviving authentic examples of white camo helmets do employ a real thick white paint to cover the exterior of these helmets, the majority did not.  In fact, some soldiers cut pieces of white fabric from bed sheets and other such things they found in the course of moving up to the front and just wrapped the helmet. 

I have photocopied more pages of the book than what I have in the description are.  I can also send you these copied pages if you want.  Please notify me at the time of purchase if you want the pages.