This is a rare battlefield find German soldiers double decal M40 helmet which is a nice solid relic smooth to the touch.The helmet still with a lot of green paintwork on outside not mush on the inside but the rare bit it has both decals still partly visible the eagle and the shield not really that clear to see but are there and has the line around it where the camouflage net was attached all clear to see it has been very well cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection.This helmet is rusty but solid and not braking up or crumbling and has no rust holes or damage still smooth to the touch on the outside not on the inside and is a cracking find from this famous battlefield.The helmet has been recovered from Narvik area in Norway the land battle that was fought in April-May 1940 or left over from the German occupation.
In early April 1940 Narvik was occupied by the Germans by a mixed force of mountain troops, reinforced by the crews of the destroyers that had landed them, and a parachute battalion dropped in from the air. An Allied force of British, French, Norwegian and Polish troops was built up, and land-based air cover was provided by a squadron of Gladiators and one of Hurricanes, flown from carriers.Narvik was finally taken by the British on 28 May, but the decision to evacuate it had by that time been made. The German victories of that month in France and the Low Countries had transformed the strategic situation, and had left the Allies with little alternative. In any case, the withdrawing Germans had done a comprehensive job of destroying the iron ore facilities.
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German troops in Norway in 1940