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Police Parade Helmets

Most parade helmets used by the German Police (Deutsche Polizei) were of the typical civic model lightweight patterns.  These included both the "square" and "curved" dip versions, as well as the multitude of variant patterns used.  Most helmets used for parade purposes were in fact no different than those used in general wear.  However, a handful of parade helmets were generally painted in a light blue-gray color.  This paint was smooth and generally very glossy.  On either side of the helmet was placed the German Police eagle as well as the National Socialist Party insignia.  In some cases, the Police Eagle was the type without borders, however it seems by far the largest majority received the second pattern decal with a border.  This was due to  regulations and the fact that the bordered decal was felt to be more visible against the darker color of police helmets.  The bordered decals were initially intended for use on lightweight firemen's helmets, but were generally distributed to all polices forces.  Liner systems in these helmets were identical to the regular service helmet.  A large number of civic pattern chinstraps and liners existed.  Most of the helmets manufactured for the German Police were made by smaller companies.  These were located in both Germany and Austria which accounted for some minor variations in shell style, retaining bolts, liners, and decals.

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This Information Track provides historical facts pertaining to Police Parade Helmets from 1935-1945.  Individual links related to this subject are outlined below.

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M1935

Austrian Transitional Helmets

M1940

Beaded Model Helmets

M1942

Civic Model Helmets

Parade Model Helmets

Fire Protection Helmets

 
   

The Left Side of the Gray Painted Police Parade Helmet.

 

The Right Side Showing the National Socialist Party Decal.

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