This website is dedicated to the study of the German stahlhelm used by the military and civil services during the Third Reich period.  All the information gathered on this site is ‘generally accepted knowledge’ by collectors worldwide. What we know about German World War 2 helmets today is in part researched through period documents and study by the 1st generation of collectors whom eventually also put their knowledge in books. The other part is knowledge gained by observation and exchanging information between collectors worldwide. The internet played a very very big part in enhancing the general knowledge on German WW2 helmets especially in the last 15 years. Even today in 2016 , 71 years after World War 2 , collectors still find helmets in the possession of the families of veterans , in abandoned houses and on battlefields. All these new finds corroborate what we already know or present us with new interesting mysteries that help us re-evaluate earlier findings. With The German Helmet Vault I hope to give beginning and advanced collectors an up to date , easy accessible reference created from the viewpoint of a collector.

History must be remembered , not destroyed and forgotten.

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