Original German WWII M34 Civic Police Single Decal Steel Helmet - Size 56

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Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very nice genuine steel construction M34 TR helmet, outfitted for German WWII civic police issue. It features a genuine decal of the civic eagle. Comes with complete leather liner and cork washers still intact and tight with all 4 split pins. The leather liner is in very good condition, showing light staining and wear. It still has an original size 56 marked on the top pad, and the rear tabs for a leather "skirt" are still attached. The original black leather chin strap is present, and also in great shape, with just a bit of finish loss.

The exterior of this German helmet retains about 90% of the original black paint, with some wear through to the red primer coat in places, as well as overall wear and patination. The civic eagle is about 85%, with some wear through.

Overall a great opportunity to get a truly excellent example of a WWII Civic Police helmet. Ready to display!

The Ordnungspolizei, abbreviated Orpo, meaning "Order Police", were the uniformed police force in NSDAP Germany from 1936 to 1945. The Orpo organisation was absorbed into the NSDAP monopoly on power after regional police jurisdiction was removed in favour of the central NSDAP government ("Reich-ification", Verreichlichung, of the police). The Orpo was controlled, nominally by the Interior Ministry but its executive functions rested with the leadership of the SS until the end of World War II. Owing to their green uniforms, Orpo were also referred to as Grüne Polizei (green police). The force was first established as a centralised organisation uniting the municipal, city, and rural uniformed police that had been organised on a state-by-state basis.

The Ordnungspolizei encompassed virtually all of NSDAP Germany's law-enforcement and emergency response organisations, including fire brigades, coast guard, and civil defence. In the prewar period, Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS, and Kurt Daluege, chief of the Order Police, cooperated in transforming the police force of the Weimar Republic into militarised formations ready to serve the regime's aims of conquest and racial annihilation. Police troops were first formed into battalion-sized formations for the invasion of Poland, where they were deployed for security and policing purposes, also taking part in executions and mass deportations. During World War II, the force had the task of policing the civilian population of the occupied and colonised countries beginning in spring 1940. Orpo's activities escalated to genocide with the invasion of the Soviet Union.

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