- The Online Reference Guide to World War II German Helmets 1933-1945

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Quick ID Charts are designed to provide web visitors with a basic visual guide to assist in identifying a helmet's model or type.  Identification of a German helmet's overall model (or configuration) is key to associating the helmet's actual use with a given military or political organization.  Specific information on any helmet is best derived from one of the many Information Tracks which outline detailed facts pertaining to the helmets illustrated.

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