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no exact "designation" ("Bezeichnung") from my side, this is not known to me, a device to attach camouflage material to the "Stahlhelm", in later years often a simple (single..?) rubber ring/band ("Gummiband)", that ran around the helmet.
Even the early versions were probably made of an elastic material?
Helmets with this accessory are rare, I have not seen originals before.
Please correct me, if I'm wrong..?
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That's correct.Brotbeutelriemen maybe.
The M31, commonly known as the "bread bag", was based on the M1887 and was approved by the Wehrmacht in 1931.
The main variation in bread bags used by the SA, HJ etc as opposed to the Wehrmacht was the colour.
The bread bag was designed to transport rations, utensils and other miscellaneous personal items.
The M31 carried a carry strap that was mostly removable, despite regulations dictating that it must be worn suspended
from the belt.
This meant that the carry strap was rarely used for its original purpose, and was used for a wide variety of improvised functions.
This was one of its uses ( hold camouflage ).
In military books on German helmets, they are referred to as " bread bag straps ".
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