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Posted 24 May 2017 - 04:46 AM

I bought a helmet today in Budapest for about $72. Best I can discern it's a M38 Hungarian WW2 helmet, 18th Reserve Division. Saw action on the eastern front spring, 1944.

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 04:49 AM

Bach piece is for hanging helmet off your back pack.

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 05:59 AM

That cool. How difficult is it to get that kind of stuff through customs?

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 07:44 AM

Now there's a souvenir.



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Posted 24 May 2017 - 09:18 AM

I don't foresee a problem. The Roman numerals on the helmet sold me!

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 02:27 PM

I read about the seige of Budapest. It was very brutal. Also the murder of the Jews.

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 10:28 PM

Reading some boards they say m38 went to the Finns, and m35 was Hungarian. They also say blue-gray is civil defense. I'll post them pictures later to get better ID. I don't see any pictures where Romance numerals are on the helmet.

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 12:12 PM

The seige of Budapest was just brutal. Read the link to the Arrow Cross Party too about what they did to the Jews. https://en.wikipedia...ege_of_Budapest



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Posted 27 May 2017 - 06:13 AM

I found this site and pdf: http://newfront.ca/d....PRING-2012.pdf and see that I have a fireman's helmet, 18th fire district. I'm not sure why they posted, "Post 1950"? I think I'll sell it on Ebay. I think fire-related stuff has its own following.



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Posted 27 May 2017 - 06:24 AM

Oh well.  Still a cool souvenir.






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