Original German WWII M40 Refurbished Caan Falaise Gap SS Helmet - Stamped EF66
Original Item: One-of-a-kind. This is a fine example of totally original Model M40 M-1940 German WW2 large size 66 helmet shell. The shell is stamped EF 66 indicating that Emaillierwerke AG, of Fulda, Germany manufactured it. Size 66 is a nice large size that can accommodate liners from 58cm to 60cm or US 7 1/4 to 7 1/2. Size 66 shells are much harder to find and are therefore more valuable to a collector.
Notable history of the WWII M40 Caan Falaise Gap SS Helmet:
- The battle of Caan will forever be known as the pivotal point of the Normandy Invasion.
- A Day 1 Objective for the British, it took a month to dislodge German Forces.
- As the Germans Fell back, AH had another ill-advised offensive meant to throw the Allies back into the sea.
- Doomed to fail against the huge Allied wave of men and material, the attacking forces were surrounded with only one small escape point at a town called Falaise.
- SS units from the 1s t LAH , 2nd Das Reich , and 12th HJ all came together to hold the line to allow their fellow units to escape.
- Once again AH had led them to defeat in-spite of the efforts by these depleted units.
This helmet represents those men of 1st, 2nd, and 12th Divisions who were caught in the hell called Falaise.
What does refurbished mean? While the shell is 100% genuine WWII manufacture, we have tasked, perhaps the very best German Helmet restorer in the USA, to customize this helmet. Every detail is hand done, with the finest materials including a hand painted shell with high quality authentic decal. Please know that the paint, decal, liner and chinstrap, while they look totally original are all new and the helmet has been refurbished to look as if it was picked up off the battle field by a USGI and brought home as a war trophy.
This helmet is one-of-a-kind there will never be one exactly like it making it a true collectors piece that will do nothing but appreciate in value in the coming years. This is a rare opportunity to own a genuine WWII German Helmet for a fraction of the cost of one with original camouflage paint and decals.
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