This is a World War 2 Russian soldiers SSH39 pattern steel helmet which is a rare pattern to find not made in massive numbers and is a nice relic.This helmet still has some original green paintwork on the outside and the inside of it.The helmet is in relic but solid condition but the rare thing is it still has large part leather attached to part of the liner ring the rest is missing it has zip straps to help hold the liner in place the shell has a blast impact damage on the top of it from an explosion of some sort overall one of the best battle field found Russian helmets that i have seen in a long time with this much paintwork and damage,liner. It was recovered from the area around the battle of Stalingrad from the very famous battle of 1942-1943. A very nice relic from this most famous off battles on the Eastern Front.
The Battle of Stalingrad (23 August 1942 – 2 February 1943) was a major battle on the Eastern Front of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in Southern Russia, on the eastern boundary of Europe.
Marked by fierce close quarters combat and direct assaults on civilians by air raids, it is often regarded as one of the single largest (nearly 2.2 million personnel) and bloodiest (1.7–2 million wounded, killed or captured) battles in the history of warfare. German forces never regained the initiative in the East and withdrew a vast military force from the West to replace their losses.
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Russian soldiers in Stalingrad