Original WWII German M-35 Double Decal Field Police Helmet Brought Back By A U.S. Veteran Certified
Original WWII German M-35 Double Decal Field Police Helmet Brought Back By A U.S. Veteran Certified. Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler’s appointment to Chef der Deutschen Polizei im Reichsministerium des Innern, on June 17TH 1936, he effectively had full control of all the police agencies within Germany. As a result of this appointment and the restructuring of all the separate German state police into a single national police force new regulations were instituted to bring about uniformity in dress for all police through-out the country. The new dress regulations included an attempt to standardize the helmets of the police and on July 28TH 1936 regulations once again altered the insignia on the police helmets with the new wreathed police eagle emblem to be applied to the left side of the helmet and the NSDAP, Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, (National Socialist German Worker’s Party), party shield applied to the right side. The July 1936 police helmet insignia was utilized for the duration of the war. The stamped, sheet steel construction helmet retains about 85% of its smooth, field-grey paint. The left side of the helmet has a black based, silver, wreathed, police eagle/wreath/swastika decal which is retained about 67%. The right side of the helmet has a NSDAP party shield decal with a narrow black outer border, a red base field with a central, white, circle with a canted, black, swastika. The party shield decal is retained about 85%. All three liner retaining rivets are intact. Original liner band is present the M31 leather liner is fully intact with all fingers and original draw string. It looks like the Veteran who brought it back treated the soft leather with saddle soap a long time ago. The interior, reverse, neck guard apron has a stamped, serial number, “D137” and marked “NS64”, indicating manufacture by Vereinigte Deutsche Nickelwerke, AG. Schwerte,, size size 64. Very nice untouched German field Police Helmet. A very good “fresh find” (out of a very, very, old collection) example. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic. Brought home by a U.S .Veteran as a trophy of war. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. RARE! Great looking helmet at a reasonable price.