This is a German soldiers M35 helmet which is a nice solid relic and the rare bit double decal with both decals partly can be seen and complete with its leather liner.The helmet does not really have any of its original dark green paintwork on the inside or on the outside but its the decals that show and it is complete with its leather liner which is near complete missing some of the leather the most amazing part the leather is still its original colour and very solid not braking up at all dried out perfectly and it is still attached to its metal liner ring but this came away from the helmet while cleaning so i have re attached with cable ties and there is the remains of the leather chin strap as well .The shell is rusty and has one large rust hole on the front and few small ones in the side rim it is still very solid it has been very well cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection and one of the best double decal and leather liner helmets i have had in a long while for a recovered German helmet.This helmet was recovered from near Bialystok which was a Russian pocket of resistance in Poland during Operation Barbarossa June 1941 the German invasion of Russia.This item comes with a A5 laminated information sheet with photo
The Battle of Białystok–Minsk was a German strategic operation conducted by the Army Group Centre under the command of Fedor Von Bock during the penetration of the Soviet border region in the opening stage of Operation Barbarossa lasting from 22 June to 3 July 1941. Its goal, the encirclement and destruction of the Red Army's Western Front forces around Bialystok and Minsk, was accomplished. All major Soviet counter-attacks and break-through attempts failed, and the defenders were defeated, allowing for the Wehrmacht to take many Soviet prisoners German losses were very light compared to the Russians. Bialystok is now in modern Day Poland.
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