WW2 German M35, double decal helmet, recovered from the Battle of Stalingrad
This battlefield recovered German M35 helmet (Stahlhelm) was found at Stalingrad.
It is a very solid example that still retains some of its original paint.
Both of its decals are still visible. It has been cleaned and treated and is ready to display.
There is no liner or liner ring.
Stalingrad M35 battlefield examples are very rare but this one 'was there' and it would look great in any WW2 collection.
Stalingrad was one of the most decisive battles on the Eastern Front in the Second World War. The Soviet Union inflicted a catastrophic defeat on the German Army in and around this strategically important city on the Volga river, which bore the name of the Soviet dictator, Josef Stalin.
In the summer of 1942, Hitler launched a major offensive into southern Russia, seeking to destroy what was left of the Soviet Army and ultimately capture the Caucasus oilfields. The initial advance went well, and the German Sixth Army under General Friedrich von Paulus was ordered to capture the city. But Stalin demanded it be defended at all costs. Every available soldier and civilian was mobilised.
Stalingrad was heavily bombed by the Luftwaffe, and the ruins became the scene for months of bitter street fighting. By October most of the city was in German hands, but the Russians clung onto the banks of the Volga, across which they ferried vital reserves.