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    Can anyone identify these helmets?

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    Hi All!

    My father gave me these helmets a while ago. He got them from his uncle, a former antique dealer. I have absolutely no idea what kind they are. Can anyone identify them or provide any information? Thanks!

    First, is a black helmet, with a swastika on a red shield. On the other side is a gold eagle with another swastika. On the interior "2509 Ruppert" is written in white paint.

    The other other looks like it could be Afrika Corps, but I'm not sure.

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    The first Helmet is a M34 "Squaredipped" which I believe, was issued to the units policing the Rural Waterways. Given the tone of the Polizei shield. The second is a felt Heer Pith Helmet which was issued for the units fighting on the Greece/Italian front. If it was Canvas, it would be for the DAK.



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