Dutch Helmet Question

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maxwell12
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Dutch Helmet Question

Post by maxwell12 » 26 May 2017 07:34

Could someone please tell me if this is a WW2 era Dutch helmet. There is traces of black paint on the inside and a little on the outside. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Dutch Helmet Question

Post by maxwell12 » 26 May 2017 07:36

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Re: Dutch Helmet Question

Post by Knouterer » 26 May 2017 09:01

It is indeed a Dutch M1934 helmet, standard in the Dutch army in 1939-40, although limited numbers of other models were also in use. See this link from a Dutch militaria shop: https://www.militarycollectibles4u.nl/a ... origineel/

I believe such helmets used by Dutch police forces or Luchtbeschermingsdienst (Air Raid Protection Service) were often painted black.
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Re: Dutch Helmet Question

Post by Knouterer » 26 May 2017 09:08

Pictorial overview of pre-1940 Dutch helmets: http://www.leger1939-1940.nl/Uniform/In ... t/helm.htm
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