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ONJR22SS085

Original RARE Dutch WWII Model 1934 Helmet - Reissued for German Luftschutz

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Original Item: Only One Available. This is the first example of this we have ever had the pleasure of offering! This is a very rare Pre-WWII Dutch M-1934 Steel helmet. Like other conquered territories, their countries military material and technology were then put in the service of NSDAP Germany, including many of their helmets. This particular M-34 helmet was pressed into service with the German Reichsluftschutzbund (RLB) (National Air Raid Protection League). It was painted the standard mid-late war German phosphate grey color, with a German M-31 Pattern Liner riveted in place of the former Dutch Liners. In addition, a large LUFTSCHUTZ decal was applied to the front. The leather lining is missing, and the Luftschutz decal is roughly 60% intact. Despite the drawbacks, these are very rare, and this is the first example we have had.

These are some of the hardest repurposed foreign helmets reissued by German Forces during WWII that one can obtain. French Adrians, Czech Vz32 Helmets, and Soviet Ssh36 and SSh-40s are much more commonly found.

The history of the Netherlands from 1939 to 1945 covers the events in the Netherlands that took place under the German occupation that started on May 10, 1940 with the Battle of the Netherlands. The Netherlands hoped to stay neutral when World War II broke out in 1939 but this hope was ended when NSDAP Germany invaded in May 1940. On May 15, 1940, one day after the Bombing of Rotterdam the Dutch forces capitulated. Subsequently the Dutch government and the royal family went into exile in London.

The occupying forces were supported by a minority of the Dutch. Active resistance was carried out by a small minority which grew in the course of the four-and-a-half years of the occupation. The Germans deported the majority of the country's Jews to prison camps, with the assistance of the Dutch police and civil service: the Netherlands
had one of the highest levels of collaboration with the NSDAPs during the Shoah. 75% of the country’s Jewish population were exterminated, a much higher percentage than countries like Belgium and France.

Most of the south of the country was liberated in the second half of 1944. The rest, especially the west of the country, suffered from the Hunger Winter. On May 5, 1945, the whole country was liberated by the Allied Forces

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