Original German WWII Refurbished M35 2nd SS Das Reich Advance to Moscow Winter Helmet - Stamped EF66
Original Item: One-of-a-kind. This is a fine example of totally original Model M35 M-1935 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 always hard to find and are therefore more valuable to a collector.
2nd SS Das Reich Advance to Moscow Winter of 1941-42
- June 1941 Operation Barbarossa and the invasion of the Soviet Union begins
- Initial results are successful as Russian forces are encircled and destroyed one after another
- August 1941, against the protests of the German Generals, Hitler diverts his forces south away from Moscow towards Kiev.
- Sept 1941, Hitler makes Moscow the last offensive before winter against Moscow - ''Operation Typhoon''.
- By October 1941 the offensive had stalled and German forces settled into a defensive mode through a cold and cruel winter.
- This helmet accurately represents those worn by the Das Reich during that cold winter.
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, decals, wire, 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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