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    Waffen-SS (Armed-SS): Period Photographs

Period Photographs

The photographs shown below depict various aspects of World War II German Special Detachment (Schutzstaffeln-SS) helmets in use.  The photos are original, wartime era black and white images that serve as excellent reference to the many topics shared on  Photos such as these often dispel some of the many collector myths associated with those who have interest in World War II German headgear.  These photos are copyright protected and cannot be used in written, print, or electronic format without the expressed written approval of the webmaster.


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Transitional Model Helmets

SS Main

RZM Helmet






M1940 Double Decal




Fiber Parade and Ceremonial


Key Dates and Regulations


M1940 helmet worn by an LAH member. Single decal M1940 worn by an NCO in the LAH.



M1935 helmets being worn in 1942 indicating that double decal helmets were worn well after 1940. (photo dated 1942)



Transitional black World War I model helmets worn in 1938 by marching SS members (photo dated 1938).  - The Online Reference Guide to World War II German Helmets 1933-1945

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