Original German WWII M34 Square Dip NSDAP Double Decal Civic Police Steel Helmet with Liner & Chinstrap - Ordnungspolizei

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Original Item: Only One Available. This is a nice, genuine steel construction M34 "Square Dip" Third Reich helmet, outfitted for German WW2 Ordnungspolizei civic police issue. Features genuine double decals of civic eagle and NSDAP swas shield. Comes with complete leather liner and cork washers still intact with all 4 original hollow attachment rivetsintact.

The exterior of this German helmet retains most of the original black paint on the exterior, with some scuffs and chips through to the steel. It does look like it may have been repainted at some point in the past. Both decals are retained at about 90%, with some nice age discoloration and light wear, giving them a great patina. It does look like the left decal may have been painted over in the past, with the paint carefully removed. The interior has retained the black paint very well, with just a few small chips. The interior of the helmet is marked with a partial Edel-Stahl over the right ear, indicating that it is made from the correct "improved" lightweight steel alloy used on the production M34 Civic Helmets. There is also the number 131 under the front brim, probably a unit marking.

The liner in this helmet is a bit interesting, and is made in the WWI type three panel style, however the panels are made from canvas, not leather, and have the usual pockets on the back for padding. The top tie is still intact, and there is a buff leather crown pad still in place inside the top of the helmet. The liner still has the 5 tabs for securing a leather neck protector, as well as the chin strap, which is still attached and intact, though it is in very delicate condition, having deteriorated a lot over the long years.

A very nice complete example that comes ready to display!

The Ordnungspolizei, abbreviated Orpo, meaning "Order Police", were the uniformed police force in NSDAP Germany from 1936 to 1945. The Orpo organization was absorbed into the NSDAP monopoly on power after regional police jurisdiction was removed in favor of the central N 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 centralized organization uniting the municipal, city, and rural uniformed police that had been organized on a state-by-state basis.

The Ordnungspolizei encompassed virtually all of NSDAP Germany's law-enforcement and emergency response organizations, including fire brigades, coast guard, and civil defense. 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 militarized 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 colonized countries beginning in spring 1940.

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