Original German WWII Refurbished M40 LSSAH Motorized Regiment Battle of Greece 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 always hard to find and are therefore more valuable to a collector.
LSSAH Motorized Regiment in Greece
- LSSAH Motorized Regiment.
- June 1940 unit was raised to "regiment ' Status.
- April 1941 part of the 9th panzer Division.
- LSSAH regiment tasked with clearing the major Kleisoura and Klidi passes into Greece.
- The fighting was so fierce that some accounts recall that the LSSAH were inspired to capture the Kleisoura Pass only after their Kommandeur Kurt Meyer threw a live grenade at the feet of some of his soldiers
- After the short Greek Campaign the LSSAH marched in Parade in Athens.
- They were then immediately withdrawn to participate a few months later in Barbarossa, the invasion of Russia.
- This helmet was representative of those LSSAH forces in Greece spearheading the fight through the mountain passes that directly led to the victory.
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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