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Luftschutz Steel Helmet

A Luftschutz steel helmet in average condition, mid to late war manufature. The shell is a size 57 with text decal in neck innner: Vertrieb genehmigt gemäß § 8 Luftschutzgesetz Kopfweite 57 Höchstpreis RM 8.- as usually found on this type of helmet. The liner is a later Ersatz type with a steel inner band, three pads of thin cotton material with an artificial wax covering in light tan, somewhat flaked. The chinstrap is also of later type of black waxcloth with two sliding buckles. The front of the helmet has a well preserved Luftschutz decal. The helmet shows some use with slight loss of paintwork and minor rust spots. No visible makers details. Apart from the helmets, all other Luftschutz items are quite rare and are seldom found. Much Luftschutz personnel were volunteers and wore civilian clothing or overalls with very little equpment. The left side of the helmet has a penciled, barely visiible name inscription: Bastian. Photo inside neck shell showing details of size and of legal price binding for LS helmets RM 8,-

Note, liner is of pale coloured waxcloth of inferior quality, chinstrap of black waxcloth with 2 sliding buckles. Helmet colour is dark blue, which is not so clear in both pictures.

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Update with further photo and text, 13. October 2016

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Luftschutz - a set of thin booklets in a cardboard cassette. These were all the basics
to be known for civil air defence. The cover has an ink stamp with Reichsführer SS,
which may have been added by an unauthorised person post-war, not certain, otherwise a rare find. Condition is
almost mint, has probably never been consulted. A few diagrams and illustrations in parts.

1. volume is for all active Luftschutz assistants, as well as house seniors and household firebrigades.
2. volume, special instructions for active LS-assistants as well as rescue and repair helpers, and
how to furnish a shelter room.
3. volume, special instructions for fire protection assistants and practical fire prevention
4. volume, special instructions for decontamination helpers, protection against gas and decontamination
5. volume, special instructions for medical and first aid helpers
6.volume, notices for the passive population

Published 1933 by G. Ritter and C. Pfaundler, printed by Ludwig Knelle, Ludwigshafen
 

 

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File:Diensttracht einer Schwester des Deutschen Roten Kreuzes 1938-1945 German Red Cross nurse Truppmannes des Reichsluftschutzbundes Trooper German Reich Air Defence Leauge RLB Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin 2019-10-13 4184.jpg

Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin

Uniform u Ausrüstung eines Truppmannes des Reichsluftschutzbundes Trooper German Reich Air Defence Leauge RLB 1943 Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin 2019-10-13 4037.jpg

Uniform u Ausrüstung eines Truppmannes des Reichsluftschutzbundes Trooper German Reich Air Defence Leauge RLB 1943 Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin 2019-10-13 4049.jpg

Diensttracht einer Schwester des Deutschen Roten Kreuzes 1938-1945 German Red Cross nurseDeutsches Historisches Museum Berlin 2019-10-13 4027.jpg

Diensttracht einer Schwester des Deutschen Roten Kreuzes 1938-1945 German Red Cross nurse Armbinde arm band Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin 2019-10-13 4174.jpg

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