A Helmet for the Chinese

A Helmet for the Chinese

Perhaps one of more confusion images to come out of the Second World War are photographs of Chinese soldiers wearing German helmets. Some of the confusion may come from knowing that the Germans were allied to the Japanese. If Japan was fighting the Chinese, then why were the Chinese wearing German helmets. In truth the helmet in these photos are not Chinese copies but …

Understanding WWII German helmet insignia

Understanding WWII German helmet insignia

  There maybe no more iconic item from the Second World War than the double decal German helmet. Most people, even those who know little about the history of WWII can easily recognize one of these helmets. From the comical Sargent Schultz of Hogan’s Hero’s fame to more recent films Hollywood has cemented the double …